Orange-Ulster BOCES will provide transportation services for their component school districts special education students to and from the BOCES Special Education Programs. This service will be operated by Orange-Ulster BOCES contracted transportation and is intended to supplement the component school district transportation.
Transportation - Other Programs
Orange-Ulster BOCES will provide a shared transportation service for their component school districts students to and from programs not associated with Special Education Programs. It will include district-sponsored field trips both during and after school. This service will be operated by Orange-Ulster BOCES contracted transportation and is intended to supplement the component school district transportation, such as field and sport trips, special education trips, mid-day runs, shuttles, activity buses, late buses, vocational, feeder routes, program shuttles such as CTE and IDT, shuttles to various programs off-site of the main BOCES campus, homeless and special program services.
Transportation - Bus Driver Staff Development and Training
Orange-Ulster BOCES will provide Bus Driver Safety Training which enables districts to meet school bus driver and monitor/attendant requirements mandated by the State Education Department with respect to yearly required refresher courses. Also, as may be requested by districts, staff development training for school bus drivers and monitors/attendants would be coordinated and delivered in areas including but not limited to: School Bus Safety, Defensive Driving Skills, Student Management, First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, etc. In addition, Orange-Ulster BOCES would assist districts with the required school bus driver testing as required either by SED or the Department of Motor Vehicles under Article 19-A. This includes physical performance testing, biennial behind the wheel road testing, and the oral/written examination.