Superintendent’s Message: Bus Run/Start Time Changes for Next Year

Good morning,

As we approach the end of the school year, I want to inform you of an important change for next year. Starting in September 2024, Schoharie CSD will be going back to one combined bus run for grades pre-K through 12.

The school day for all students will start at 8 a.m. and end at 2:34 p.m. This change will more closely resemble the schedule the district had in place during the 2019-2020 school year.

Adjusting to the 8 a.m. start time will make it easier for the district to access distance learning opportunities in the Jr./Sr. High School, as well as better match transportation schedules for BOCES CTE and other programming. The Jr./Sr. High School will have nine 40-minute periods next year. 

Student bus pick-up will start around 7:15 a.m. There will be late buses for after-school activities, including a 5:30 p.m. late bus for school sports. 

Complete schedules for both the elementary school and Jr./Sr. High School, as well as individual bus routes, will be released by the district towards the end of the summer.

This change will allow for older siblings to once again have matching schedules with younger siblings. Student safety will be addressed through bus driver training and increasing aid support on buses. 

Please watch for additional information over the summer. If you have any questions, please reach out to my office at (518) 295-6679.

David M. Blanchard, Superintendent of Schools