The Fayetteville-Manlius School District recognizes the importance of safe transportation of students to and from school. F-M buses serve approximately 4,682 public and private school students, traveling a total of nearly 850,013 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 2019-20 school year, F-M buses had a 100% 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Because the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is following a hybrid instructional model for the 2020-21 school year, all students in the transportation database are not attending school each school day. So when the system develops bus routes and estimates morning pickup and afternoon dropoff times, it is accounting for all students on that route using district transportation, not only the students attending school in person on a particular day.
The times may also fluctuate if families switch their children from one learning model to another (hybrid or fully remote), which could increase or decrease the number of children on a bus.
This results in some inaccuracies on the estimated times the system generates.
More information: Bus pickup and dropoff times may fluctuate
Bus orientation video
The transportation department wants to make sure all our students get to and from school safely. The video below was created to help our students, especially our kindergarten students, know what to expect on their first day of school.
The drop-off location for students living in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District who use district transportation for out-of-district busing has changed.
For the 2020-21 school year, families should drop their children off at Eagle Hill Middle School, 4645 Enders Road, Manlius. The bus will leave the school’s main entrance at 7:20 a.m. so students should be dropped off between 7:10 and 7:15 a.m.
Questions about out-of-district busing should be directed to the F-M Transportation Department, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To request a form for transportation to a private or parochial school, please call 315-692-1218.
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.