Reopening F-M Schools

Fayetteville-Manlius School District 2020-21 School Reopening Plan. Reopening advisory committees with representation from all stakeholder groups helped shape the reopening plan, which is based on all available guidance from state and public health agencies. For updated COVID-19 information from the school district, including important notices, learning and childcare resources, and food distribution plans, please go to this page.


The Fayetteville-Manlius School District recognizes the importance of safe transportation of students to and from school. F-M buses serve approximately 4,600 public and private school students, traveling a total of nearly 785,000 miles.

F-M buses are dispatched in 37 routes serving students throughout the 42.73 square-mile school district, plus 13 routes to stops outside the district.

The F-M Transportation Department has an excellent safety record. The New York State Department of Transportation inspects each school bus twice during the year. For the 2017-18 school year, F-M buses had a 99.2 percent passing rate.

Online Bus Schedule

F-M uses an online personalized bus stop information system. 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.

If you are unable to access the information, please contact the transportation department at 315-692-1218.

Requesting a bus stop location change

School bus routes are based upon safety and efficiency.  Please submit in writing requests for a bus stop location change to Transportation Department Director John Cunningham, 222 W. Franklin Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066. Requests may also be emailed to

Requests must include:

  • Student(s) name
  • Name of school
  • Legal address
  • Address of location requested
  • Rationale relative to the request

Most requests will be reviewed within five business days. According to state education law, visibility from the home to the bus stop, lack of sidewalks and/or streetlights, and traffic on the road do not constitute an unsafe bus stop.

Non-District Transportation Information

Transportation services for middle school and elementary students are only provided within a student’s home school zone. For example, students living in the Eagle Hill Middle School zone will not be transported to or from any other school zone except Eagle Hill.

The only exception is that transportation outside of the attendance zone will be provided to registered daycare providers. The current list of registered daycares in the F-M area is available by calling the Transportation Department at 315-692-1218.

Daycare Request Form

To request a form for transportation to a private or parochial school, please call 315-692-1218.

YMCA Transportation

For middle school students

All students who are enrolled in an after-school daycare program at either the Manlius or Fayetteville YMCA may take the bus at the 2:40 p.m. dismissal. For Manlius YMCA, the program is called SAC, and for the Fayetteville YMCA, the program is called Tween.

These program lists are sent from and updated by the transportation office. No other students are allowed on the 2:40 p.m. bus, including any students signed up for extra programs offered by the YMCA.

All middle school students are welcome to take the late bus from the middle school to either YMCA locations after the activity period.

For elementary school students

Only students who are enrolled in daycare at either YMCA will be transported. All student daycare care lists are updated and on file at the Transportation office.