Welcome to the Transportation Department
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ROUTING CHANGE INFORMATION
Changes may take up to 72 to hours to complete depending on whether the bus has to be re-routed. We appreciate your patience.
Transportation

Pupil transportation service must be provided in Ohio for students in grades K-8 who live more than two miles from their school. Many school districts choose to transport students in high school, as well as students who live closer than two miles from their school, but these services are optional and at the discretion of the local school district and are not required by state law.

Transportation plans are designed and implemented by each district. This plan includes the designation of walk - in areas to school, identification of hazardous areas, the location of bus stops and the actual routing and planning of routes. Other issues, such as the ability of the school district to accommodate day care arrangements, alternative bus stops and length of time a student rides on a bus are also determined by the local school district. There are no administrative regulations or laws that limit these.

School transportation is a form of public transportation that is designed to be safe and efficient while serving as many students as possible. It is not an individualized transportation service. As in other public forms of transportation, there is little opportunity to alter or change schedules and routes to meet individual family circumstances.

Safe Bus Riding Rules

(1) Pupils shall arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

(2) Pupils must wait in a location clear of traffic and away from the bus stop at the driver designated place of safety.

(3) Behavior at the school bus stop must not threaten life, limb or property of any individual.

(4) Pupils must go directly to an available or assigned seat so the bus may safely resume motion.

(5) Pupils must remain seated keeping aisles and exits clear.

(6) Pupils must observe classroom conduct and obey the driver promptly and respectfully.

(7) Pupils must not use profane language.

(8) Pupils must refrain from chewing gum, eating and drinking on the bus except as required for medical reasons.

(9) Pupils must not use and/or possess tobacco products on the bus or at the bus stop.

(10) Pupils must not use and/or possess alcohol or drugs on the bus or at the bus stop.

(11) Pupils must not throw or pass objects on, from or into the bus.

(12) Pupils may carry on the bus only objects that can be held in their laps (see paragraph (J) of Rule 3301-83-20 of the Administrative Code)

(13) Pupils must leave or board the bus at locations to which they have been assigned unless they have parental and administrative authorization to do otherwise. This must be in the form of an alternate transportation form or daily bus pass.

(14) Pupils must not put body parts or belongings out of the bus windows.

(15) Firearms, weapons, explosives, or other dangerous materials or objects are prohibited on school buses. Animals are also prohibited, with the exception of those intended for special needs assistance. Glass and balloons are also prohibited on school buses.  

 (16) Guidelines will be formulated for the use and storage of equipment and other means of assistance required by preschool and special needs children.

(17) Drivers and bus aides must have access to appropriate information about the child to the degree that such information might affect safe transportation and medical well-being. This information must be available in the vehicle or readily accessible in the transportation office. All such information is strictly confidential.

(18) No electronic devices (cell phones, battery operated games, cameras, laser pointers, etc) are allowed on buses during regular routes. The only exception to this will be MP3 players for grades 5-12. Any device with a flash is considered an electronic device. These items will be removed and held by the driver. If taken away on the morning route, the device will be given to the building principal and discipline action will follow. If removed and held on the afternoon route, the device will be given back to the student before the student departs the bus and discipline action will follow. 

Safety is important when riding or driving a school bus. If a student’s behavior becomes a problem by not following the above rules, riding privileges may be revoked.

AM East to Woodland Transfer
Each day our kindergarten through 4th grade students ride together on the bus to and from school. We began an AM transfer several years ago in order for only 7 buses to go out to Woodland Primary in place of sending  all 18 buses each day. This is not only a cost savings to our district but helps save our environment and natural resources by not using extra fuel unnecessarily and sending more toxic fumes from an extra 11 buses into our air. 
 
The procedure is as follows: After our 3rd and 4th grade students are dropped off at East Intermediate on E Fifth St, buses #5, #9, #10, #12, #14, #18, #22, #23, #24, #27 and #28 go around the corner onto Green St. where the KG-2nd grade students depart their bus from home. Mrs. Inman is waiting to direct them to the painted pathway to the gated playground area. The KG through 2nd grade students cross on the painted pathway inside the fenced playground area to the get on the buses that are waiting, buses #1, #4, #7, #11, #19, #26 and #30. Mrs. DeShepper keeps a watchful eye on them as they line up at the gate near Montgomery St. while Mrs. Fisher and Beth Cain help them onto the buses on which they will continue their ride to Woodland. The students seem to enjoy their walk to the waiting buses. This helps them get to know a few of the staff members from East, other bus drivers and also encourages new friendships.
Kindergarten Students
Kindergarten students will not be dropped off alone at the bus stop in the afternoons. If an older sibling is not on the bus, a responsible person must be at the stop to receive the child. This can be a parent, caregiver, neighbor, or an older sibling. If someone is not at the stop to receive the child, we will take the child back to Woodland Primary at the end of the route and arrangements will need to be made for the child to be picked up there by the parent.
USE OF BUS PASSES
Requests in writing for non-regular bus service (bus pass) for students needing to go home with another student who is normally bussed should ONLY be done if no other form of transportation can be obtained. Such request are to be made directly to the building principal, his/her assistant, or building secretary and must be signed by the parent or legal guardian. You must have the bus number and the location of the closest established bus stop as where the student will be dropped off. Approval is subject to available seating and at the schools discretion.
  • Requests for more than one student to go home with the same student for parties, sleepovers, etc. will not be approved.
  • Bus pick up at a regular stop will be permitted providing the student has a note, dated and signed by the parent or legal guardian.

Requests by phone for a transportation change for non-regular bus service (daily bus pass) will ONLY be considered in emergency situations and will be at the school’s discretion and is subject to available seating.

  • A phone call must be made to the school and must be from the parent or legal guardian requesting emergency bus service and the nature of the emergency. At the time of the call, proof off identification must be provided. Parent or guardian must have necessary information from the Bus Garage as to what bus number the student will need to ride as well as bus stop location. This can be obtained by first calling the Bus Garage at 548-4464.

Requests by phone will be denied for non-emergency daily bus service for; play dates, parties, staying overnight with friends, school projects, etc. These events should be dealt with in advance and students are best served to use their regular daily bus service with parents providing transportation later in the day.

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