Transportation Information

  • Our Sweet Home buses travel more than 730,000 miles annually reaching out to all areas of the district. The routes are worked out to minimize mileage and fuel consumption and to maximize student safety. All drivers complete a minimum of 20 hours of classroom training during the first year of service and a minimum of five additional hours each year thereafter. Every two years drivers are encouraged to take a 10 hour advanced driving course. Criminal history checks are conducted before a driver is hired. Each driver must pass a road test every other year. Drivers are subject to random drug and alcohol testing and must pass a physical performance test. All buses at Sweet Home are checked daily for safety prior to morning departure and receive a thorough inspection each month.
     
    When roads are wet or icy, some delay in bus schedules can be expected. Most buses serve three schools on 30 minute intervals. Sweet Home buses deliver students to our six schools and more than 60 other public, private and parochial schools in the Buffalo area. Emergency safety drills are conducted a minimum of three times a year on the bus. Additional bus safety training is conducted in the classroom for our youngest passengers. Questions regarding transportation may be directed to the supervisor of transportation. The transportation offices are south of the high school on Sweet Home Road and the telephone number is 250-1435.

    STUDENTS SHOULD ALWAYS:

    • Allow 3 to 5 minutes before the bus arrives. Drivers will not stop unless the student is visible to the driver.
    • Board and leave the bus at the appropriate stop.
    • Board in an orderly manner and be seated as quickly as possible.
    • Remain seated until the bus stops or the driver signals.
    • Cross the street at least 10 feet in front of the bus, wait for the driver’s hand signal and make sure that all traffic has stopped.
    • Respect the bus driver and obey instructions.

    STUDENTS SHOULD NOT:

    • Wait on private lawns or in the street, or approach the bus before it comes to a complete stop.
    • Bring live animals, unwrapped glass containers, aerosol cans or packages having any dimension (length & height & width) exceeding three feet.
    • Extend legs, arms or head out of the bus windows.
    • Throw items out of the window or within the bus.
    • Smoke, eat, fight or use foul language.
    • Open the doors themselves.
    • Use the emergency door except in emergencies.

Contact Information

  • Phone Number:  716-250-1435

    Robert Weselak
    Transportation Supervisor
    rweselak@sweethomeschools.org

    Scott Kennedy
    Head Bus Driver
    skennedy@sweethomeschools.org

    Dale Plueckhahn
    Head Bus Driver
    dplueckhahn@sweethomeschools.org

    Kelly Hanes
    Part-Time Office Clerk
    khanes@sweethomeschools.org

    Karen Scozzafava
    Part-Time Office Clerk
    kscozzafava@sweethomeschools.org

Address

  • Sweet Home CSD
    Transportation Department
    1741 Sweet Home Road
    Amherst, NY 14228

Office Hours

  • School Days: 

    From 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., please call 250-1435
    From 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., please call 250-1440

    After 6:00 p.m., please call 250-1435 and leave a message

    Weekdays when school is not in session: 

    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.