Bus stop times, locations may change beginning April 5

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s buses are getting ready to welcome aboard more student riders, which means some bus routes and stop locations are changing.

The district’s transportation department recently revised many of its bus routes to prepare for the expansion of in-person instruction, which is slated to begin for K-12 students on Monday, April 19. Drivers will start following the new routes two weeks prior, on Monday, April 5.

Families should refer to the online personalized bus stop information system to determine bus stop location or time changes. Users enter their address, and the website produces a Google map locating the address and the nearest bus stop. The website will also provide the bus number and when it is scheduled to arrive.

Because they are following revised routes before expanded instruction begins, buses will also approach stop locations on students’ remote learning days during the weeks of April 5 and April 12. This is so the driver can experience the routes and make timing adjustments prior to April 19; no action is needed from families.

School buses will be out and about on Wednesdays as the Transportation Department will continue to deliver print materials to the remote cohort students in Grades K-12.

Bus routes have been revised based on responses from the return-to-school questionnaire, which the district conducted in March. Families who wish to change their response should notify the F-M Transportation Department at transportation@fmschools.org or 315-692-1218. 

Families should also notify transportation if their high school student will be driving themselves to and from school. If a student’s daycare has changed, families should complete and submit to transportation a new daycare form by April 19.