BCMS – Proposed Walk Zone for 2022-23

In response to a nationwide and local driver shortage, the Bethlehem Central School District is proposing changes to bus transportation eligibility to reduce the number of bus routes, beginning next school year. These changes could impact up to 700 students districtwide beginning in 2022-23. The proposed changes shown on the maps below would need to be approved by a public vote in May before they could be implemented for the new school year.

If approved, the district expects it could eliminate 4-5 bus routes, reducing the number of drivers needed by 4-5 and helping to stabilize student transportation across the district. If the measure is not approved, a similar number of routes would still need to be consolidated, resulting in longer bus rides and more students on each bus.

The district is seeking feedback on these proposals before March 16, when the Board of Education would decide on whether to include a change to transportation eligibility on the ballot in May. You can email your feedback, questions or concerns to districtoffice@bethlehemschools.org. All comments will be shared with district administrators and members of the Board of Education. If you are unable to access the map below, please call the BCSD Communications Office at 518-439-3650.

BCMS: Proposed Walk Zone

  • If a family’s home is within the large shaded area on this map, the student would not be eligible for district transportation as part of the proposed change. The family would be responsible for getting their child to/from school
  • Only households within the large shaded areas are included in the expanded walk zone. 
  • The black outline is the current BCMS walk zone.
  • Share your feedback, questions or concerns via email at districtoffice@bethlehemschools.org

List of Streets within Proposed BCMS Walk Zone

Harrison Ave – All
Hawley Ct – All
Hawthorne Ave – All
Herber Ave – All
Howard Pl – All
Jordan Blvd – Both sides from Fernbank Ave to Winne Rd
Keith Rd – All
Kenwood Ave – Both sides from Borthwick Ave to Mason Rd
Lavery Dr – All
Lincoln Ave – All
Louise St – Both sides from Fernbank Ave to Lyons Ave
Maple Ave – All
Mason Rd – All
Maywood Rd – All
Montrose Dr – Both sides from Kenwood Ave to Shetland Dr
Murrlin Dr – All
Nathaniel Blvd – All
Norge Rd – All
Oakwood Pl – All
Paddock Pl – All
Palmer Ave – All
Pine St – All
Pinedale Ave – All
Pineview Ave – All
Regina Ct – All
Ridge Rd – All
Rose Ct – All
Roweland Ave – Both sides from Delaware Ave to Jordan Blvd
Sylvan Ave – Both sides from Fairway Ave to Dead End
Taylor Ter – All
The Crossway – All
W Poplar Dr – All
Wellington Rd – All
Werner Ave – All
Winding Rd – All
Winne Rd – Both sides from Delaware Ave to Jordan Blvd
Woodridge Rd – All