Winter Recess

All schools will be closed for Winter Recess starting Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23.

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The East Greenbush CSD transports nearly 4,500 students to more than 50 schools encompassing four counties twice a day. Our department is proud of our DOT inspection rating, which is 99.2% (with 100% being the highest rating).

Our fleet of 103 school buses are maintained by experienced district mechanics and inspected by the DOT every six months.

School buses lined upAll of our school bus drivers have undergone rigorous training before they get behind the wheel – including:

  • background checks with fingerprinting
  • passing a DMV road test and earning a class B license
  • passing a “physical performance test” that tests coordination, strength and stamina
  • passing a doctor’s physical
  • regular drug testing
  • 50+ hours of classroom and on the road training

We are proud of our safety record and service to the community. Our number one goal is to provide the safest transportation possible for our children!

If you are having difficulty locating your student’s bus route, or have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 518-477-9288.


Dr. Wanda McQueen
Transportation Administrator


Student Finder scanner East Greenbush CSD Adding Student ID Card System for Riding School Buses - The East Greenbush Central School District is launching a new student ID card system for school buses to track ridership and improve safety. The program is called Student Finder and it will start on Monday, November 13.
School buses lined up at Transportation Department Emergency Go Home Drill – November 9 - All district schools will dismiss 15 minutes early on Thursday, November 9 for a state-mandated Emergency Go Home Drill. All students will be dismissed to the location parents have indicated on the Student Verification Form in case of an emergency closing.
District logo East Greenbush CSD Developing New Capital Project with No Additional Impact to Local Taxpayers; AC in All Schools and Upgrades to Athletic Fields Under Consideration - The East Greenbush Central School District is developing a new Capital Project that would improve facilities and grounds at all seven schools. The proposed project, which was presented to the Board of Education at its public meeting on Wednesday evening, includes items such as adding air conditioning throughout all five elementary schools, classroom additions for Universal Pre-K, library renovations, new playgrounds, athletic field improvements, new tennis courts at Columbia High School, a pedestrian sidewalk from Columbia to Luther Road and infrastructure improvements.