Niles City Schools Transportation Department
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**
According to Ohio Pupil Transportation Operation and Safety Rules, students are to arrive at the BUS STOP 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.
- 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.
Dawn Carkido, Transportation Supervisor
Niles City School District
102 Water Street
Niles, Ohio 44446