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Transportation Department

Hilton students are bused in all grades except those students in grades 7-12 who live less than 0.9 mi. from Hilton High School or 0.6 mi. from Merton Williams Middle School within the Village of Hilton. All designated walkers have sidewalks available. Application requests for transportation of non-handicapped students to private/parochial schools must be made by April 1 of each year.

Policy on Walking to Assigned Bus Stops  All students are required to walk to and from bus stops. Secondary students are required to walk up to 800 feet to and from bus stops and elementary students are required to walk up to 100 feet.

Bus Safety Tips
Transportation Dept. Brochure - Rules & Guidelines for Riding the Bus

Emergency School Closing Procedure
Child Care Transportation Request Form
Request for Non-Public School Transportation

Applications must be filed each year before July 1 for transportation to childcare locations other than the home. Transportation of private and parochial school students outside the District is provided up to a maximum of 15 miles; applications need to be filed with Hilton CSD Transportation Office by April 1. Transportation for handicapped students is provided a maximum of 50 miles from the District.

Department Personnel

Joe LaMarca

585-392-1000 ext. 7400 -- Director of Transportation

Karen Kanous

585-392-1000 ext. 7402 -- Administrative Assistant

Operation Safe Stop

Visit us at www.SafeNY.ny.gov or call (518) 474-5111

THE LAW SAYS . . . . DO NOT PASS A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS

  • It is illegal - and very dangerous - to pass a stopped school bus when the large red lights located on top of the bus are flashing. Flashing lights mean the bus is picking up or discharging students.
  • You must stop whether you are approaching the school bus from the front or behind it.
  • You must always stop for flashing red lights, even on divided and multilane highways and on school grounds.
  • The first-time fine for illegally passing a school bus is a $250 fine, 5 points on your license, and/or possibly 30 days in jail.
  • Worse yet, the memory of hitting or killing a child may be one you carry for the rest of your life!

PENALTIES FOR PASSING A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS:

$$ -- FINES -- $$

By Conviction Minimum
Fine
Maximum
Fine
Possible Imprisonment
First Conviction $250.00 $400.00 Up to 30 days
Second Conviction
(within 3 years)
$600.00 $750.00 Up to 180 days
Third or
Subsequent Convictions (within 3 years)
$750.00 $1,000.00 Up to 180 days