Niles City Schools Transportation Department
THERE WILL BE NO ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS THIS SCHOOL YEAR. STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE TRANSPORTED TO/FROM THE HOME ADDRESS ON FILE WITH THE SCHOOL.
**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. The 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 they 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 - which is a very dangerous thing to do. Many districts also instruct their buses to not stop at locations where no students are waiting.
Julie Green, Transportation Supervisor
Niles City School District
102 Water Street
Niles, Ohio 44446