Voters Approve School Budget and Other Propositions

East Greenbush Central School District residents approved all three propositions on this year's Budget Vote and Board Election ballot, including a $104,840,470 budget for the 2022-23 school year, the purchase of eight school buses from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund and the establishment of a new Capital Reserve Fund. More than 84% of voters approved of the school budget, which maintains all programs and has no tax levy increase.

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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.

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Blackboard budget graphic 2022-23 Board of Education Adopts Proposed Budget with No Tax Levy Increase; Goes to Vote on May 17 - The proposed school budget for 2022-23 maintains all programs and services with no tax increase for the second year in a row. District residents will vote on the budget on Tuesday, May 17.
Italia Verde wins art scholarship Columbia High School Senior Wins 4th Annual School Bus Art Competition - Columbia High School senior Italia Verdi '22 was awarded the 4th annual Leonard Bus Sales "A Day in the Life of a School Bus" art competition on March 29. As the winner of the competition, Ms. Verde will receive a $1,000 one-time higher-education scholarship from Leonard Bus Sales for her original artwork depicting a day in the life of a school bus. Congratulations!
School buses Special Transportation Requests for 2022-23 Due April 1 - Parents of resident students in need of transportation to a private or parochial school or to a daycare/alternate location MUST submit an application for transportation no later than April 1, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year.