Tag: Transportation

Is the same set of buses used 3 times in the morning to transport students to school? (to high school, then elementary school, then other elementary or middle school)

Written by on April 30, 2018

A. For the most part, yes.

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I wait so long in the freezing cold to wait for my bus.Expecting it to be warm when i get on its as cold as it is outside. The bus is freezing. Its ridiculous because we have to sit on the buses so long to wait to get off and all i do is shiver.

Written by on January 8, 2018

A.  Diesel-powered school buses are equipped to maintain an interior temp of at least 53 degrees, which our buses ususally do. The extreme temperature made it very difficult for the buses to warm up. We always encourage our students to dress warmly based on weather conditions.

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Why does the school spend so much on buses when your fleet just needs maintenance. If I had 20 Corvettes from the past 20 years that just needed some work here and there, why would I buy new ones? Replace corvettes with buses

Written by on January 8, 2018

A. Safety is what drives our bus replacement plan. A school bus is not a corvette and there’s a lot more to maintaining a safe school bus fleet than just a little maintenance here and little maintenance there. School buses must pass a 230 plus point inspection every six months. After 10-13 years of winter cycles […]

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I noticed the cameras on the busses and I noticed that they had a curved line of lights that were lit up,does this mean that the camera is on only when the lights are on?Also please show us how good the microphones are on the cameras.

Written by on November 30, 2017

A. Those questions will not be answered for security reasons.

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Do Shen school busses have cameras that detect when a driver passes a stopped school bus? If not, why?

Written by on September 20, 2017

A.  Shen school buses do not have cameras that detect when cars pass their red lights and stop sign when picking up and discharging passengers. There is no New York State law that allows these cameras to be used to enforce the illegal passing. New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) which represents School Transportation […]

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Why do we have bus drivers shortage?

Written by on May 24, 2017

A.  Thank you for your question. The issue of school bus driver shortage is not unique to Shenendehowa Central Schools but is a nationwide problem. There are several reasons for the school bus driver shortage. Data shows that for every bus driver who resigns or retires, school districts and private contractors must find 2.5 applicants […]

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In order for my child to take her friends bus home in the afternoon do I need to write a note?

Written by on May 24, 2017

A. Yes.

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Why are kids that are bused to private schools allowed to bring their athletic equipment on the bus, ie: baseball bats? My son was NOT allowed to bring his baseball bats on the bus and he was expected to make other arrangements to get his equipment to school. Doesn’t seem very fair!

Written by on March 7, 2017

A.  We do apologize for the misunderstanding. Baseball bats are allowed on the bus only if they are placed inside a bag which would keep the bat from becoming a flying projectile in case of an accident. Here’s a link to the Shen Transportation website, you will find more information on what the rules are […]

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Can we paint the Shen buses green for Shen pride?

Written by on November 23, 2016

A. No, they have to be yellow by law.

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My bus driver told me that you are not allowed to get off the bus after you get on it. Is this an actual rule, because if so I was never aware of it before?

Written by on November 2, 2016

A.  This is true. Once students are onboard the bus they are not allowed back off. Bus drivers assume full responsibility for the safety and welfare of the students once students board the bus. A student who needs to get back off the bus would need to ask the bus driver to get permission from […]

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