Transportation

Welcome to the Niles City Schools Transportation Department

Niles City Schools Transportation Department

Bus Routes for the 2018-2019 school year are complete.  Post cards with your child's bus stop location and pick-up/drop-off timeswill be sent the week of August 20 for students in grades KG-8.  The routes are also be posted here.

All student bus stop locations were routed using the student’s current HOME address that is on file.  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. 
 
Some things to remember as we begin a new school year:
 
Routes are tentative and change frequently during the first month of school, please be patient as all adjustments are made.
 
According to Ohio Pupil Transportation Operation and Safety Rules, students are to arrive at the BUS STOP 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.  Ohio Department of Education further explains the rule as follows:
Ohio law requires children to be waiting at the bus stop prior to its arrival.  Bus drivers count the students at the bus stop before they load and as the get on the bus to ensure all children are safely on board.  If students are not waiting at the bus stop the bus driver cannot count them and cannot be certain the students are all safely on board.  Waiting at the bus stop before the bus arrives further ensures that no one chases after the bus - this is a very dangerous thing to do  Many districts also instruct their buses to not stop at locations where no students are waiting. 
 
The afternoon bus routes have an APPROXIMATE drop off time.  This time will vary by 10 minutes depending on various factors, such as:  School Dismissal, traffic, weather, etc.

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


Niles City Schools bus rules/regulations are as follows:


**Please note: Students are required to be AT DESIGNATED BUS STOP 5 MINUTES BEFORE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME**

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.

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
dawn.carkido@nilesmckinley.org
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