The Sherburne-Earlville Central School District operates 32 daily bus routes covering 160 square miles encompassing 10 towns and two counties, and bordering five other districts.
The fleet travels approximately 500,000 miles per year. In 2004, we added a third bus to each of our late-run schedules to ensure that students would arrive home in a timely manner from after-school activities. We also transport students to various BOCES programs in and around the county.
The District employs a transportation staff of 47, including 29 bus drivers, three mechanics, two chauffeurs, one driver/custodian, seven bus attendants and five substitute drivers. Drivers and bus stop attendants are required to complete a physical and physical performance test annually. Within the first year of employment, drivers must complete a mandatory 30-hour course, and attendants must complete a 20-hour course. Additionally, drivers and attendants must complete 4 hours of mandatory in-service training every year, 2 hours prior to the opening of the school year in September and 2 hours in January.
Drivers are evaluated annually for driving techniques, student management, and safe loading and unloading. The District completes three mandatory bus-evacuation drills during the school year (the first week of school; between November 1 and December 31; and before April 30).
During the 2005-2006 school year, the District replaced the entire fleet with 25 new 2007 International CE 65-passenger conventional buses and four new International BE 200 28-passenger buses. All buses are equipped with state-of-the-art, two-camera digital video systems.
In 2019, the District welcomed Tullio Morbidini as its Transportation Supervisor.