Welcome to the Niles City Schools Transportation Department

The Niles City Schools Transportation Department has just completed rerouting all of our bus routes in order to increase efficiency and to better serve the needs of our students. As a result, all bus routes will be changing, affecting the majority of our bus riders.

New bus routes will be effective on Monday, May 15, 2017. Your child’s new bus information will be mailed to your residence. Please watch for a postcard in the U.S. Mail and keep note of the bus number, time, and stop location for your child.

All student bus stop locations were routed using the student’s current home address, with the exception of students with an approved alternate transportation request for the 2016-2017 school year.

Please remember that alternate transportation requests do not renew year to year. A new request must be filled out every year and will be approved on a case by case basis. Please be patient with us over the next few weeks as the new routes are implemented. Our hope is to have all adjustments worked out prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Your continued support of the Niles City School District is greatly appreciated.

If you plan on using an alternate address for pick-up/drop-off for your child (including Amazing Adventures and Bright Beginnings daycares) an ALTERNATE TRANPORTATION FORM must be filled out. These forms do NOT carry over from year to year. A new one needs to be turned in each year.

Please review the bus rules with your children to ensure a safe school year!!

Niles City Schools bus rules/regulations are as follows:


There will be NO *bus passes* issued to students to go to/from school on a different bus than assigned. If students need to go someplace different before or after school, parents/guardians are to make other transportation arrangements.

We will be providing transportation to and from three daycares in our community to the elemantary schools. An Alternate Transportation Request Form must be filled out for this service.

Students will be transported to/from the HOME address that is on file with the school only and they may have ONE AM and ONE PM stop, Monday-Friday. If transportation is needed to/from alternate bus stop locations, the following criteria must be met:
  1. Parents/Guardians make the request on an Alternate Transportation Request form available at your child’s school office or by clicking on the link to the right.
  2. The request must not require a bus route to be changed, altered or added.
  3. The student must be picked up from the same location (an existing stop) every day of the week (Monday-Friday).
  4. The student must be dropped off at the same location (an existing stop) every day of the week (Monday-Friday).
  5. No every other week stops will be approved.
  6. The request will not take effect until approved by the Transportation Supervisor. Allow 48 hours from the time the request form is received by the transportation department.
Please remember the form is a request. Niles City Schools does not automatically grant requests, they must be considered on a case-by-case basis. The district will make every effort to provide alternate transportation, but reserves the right to discontinue the service at any time, in which case you will be notified.

Dawn Carkido, Transportation Supervisor
Transportation Department
Niles City School District
102 Water Street
Niles, Ohio 44446
(330) 652-5764
(330) 989-2501 Fax
[email protected]
View text-based website