Providing safe and timely transportation to over 2900 students on 36 bus routes is the number one priority of our drivers and mechanics. The district’s fleet of 41 buses are maintained by our own mechanics and inspected twice each year by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Transportation staff completes a minimum of four hours of training annually. Drivers are certified every six years through knowledge and skills testing.

Bus Safety Rules

Make sure your children know and follow these important bus safety rules:
  1. Be at the bus stop five minutes before the designated pick up time.
  2. Never run to or from the bus.
  3. Wait in a safe location away from the road.
  4. Always stay seated while the bus is moving.
  5. Never push or shove other students.
  6. Do not yell or shout on the bus.
  7. Always obey the driver.
  8. Look for the driver’s signal before crossing the street.
  9. Always cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus.
  10. Never crawl under a school bus.
  11. Do not eat or drink on the bus.
Parents: Check your child’s coat, book bag and other items for straps or drawstrings that may get caught on parts of the bus and prevent your child from getting on or off the bus safely.

Keep your child’s bus number posted next to the school’s phone number.

Sharing the Road

Many drivers instinctively slow down or stop when they approach a school bus but not everyone knows the laws governing bus safety.
  • School buses must stop at all railroad crossings to make sure the tracks are clear.
  • School buses are not allowed to back up while on school property.
  • Traffic flowing with the school bus must always stop when it stops.
  • Oncoming traffic must stop when the school bus stops on any road of 2, 3 or 4 lanes (neighborhood streets, Alex Bell Road).
  • Bus riders are not permitted to cross more than three lanes of traffic.
  • Oncoming traffic does not need to stop on roads of more than four lanes (St. Rt. 741, Alex Road).

Belinda Cox
Transportation Coordinator

3400 Alex Bell Road
West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
Phone:  937-859-5121, ext. 8959
Fax:  937-859-2773

Kathy Allen
  (937) 859-5121 Ext. 8961
Fax:  937-859-2773

Trisha Combs
(937) 859-5121 Ext. 8964
Fax:  937-859-2773

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