General Questions & Actions

Review the following. Once reviewed, use the form below to request a new / alternate stop.

*** If you're moving within the school district, please update your address with your student's building front office directly and in FINAL FORMS - we will then update your bus route, and contact you with a new stop location and time. ***

Regarding bus stops, Ohio Revised Code 3301-83-13 outlines details about a bus stop for school bus transportation. Please note note B.1 (see below) and consider your request. In many cases, we're able to respond to your request depending on existing bus routes, and in other cases we are not. For example, if you reside in a neighborhood with lots of sidewalks, you student may be required to travel on foot to a group stop. Likewise, if you reside in a neighborhood with no sidewalks, your student may be required to travel on foot to the nearest intersection for a group stop.

(B) School bus stop location

(1) Pupils in grades kindergarten through eight may be required to walk up to one-half mile to a designated bus stop.

(2) School bus stop locations shall provide for the maximum safety of pupils giving consideration to distance from residence, traffic volume, physical characteristics, visibility and weather conditions.

(3) School bus stops shall be established on the residence side of all four-lane highways and on the residence side of other roadways posing potential hazards to students as determined by school bus owners.

(4) School bus stops shall be located at a distance from the crest of a hill or curve to allow motorists traveling at the posted speed to stop within the sight distance. If the line of sight is less than five hundred feet in either direction, a request shall be submitted to the appropriate authority to install an approved "school bus stop ahead" sign at least five hundred feet in advance of the school bus stop.

(5) Each pupil shall be assigned and required to use a specific school bus stop except in unusual circumstances as approved by the school bus owner or designee.

(6) Each pupil shall be assigned a designated place of safety on the residence side of the roadway on which the vehicle is scheduled to stop. Driver must account for each pupil at designated place of safety before leaving. Pupils are not to proceed to their residence until the school bus has departed.

REQUEST FORM

School children in all grades beginning in kindergarten may may be required to walk up to one-half mile to a designated bus stop. We do everything we can to make sure bus stops are located within easy reach, but sometimes students will be required to travel a short distance to a group stop.

We are not able to accomodate all requests, but do our best in making it happen. Please realize we have less flexibility when a requested stop requires us to reroute a bus. Each bus transports up to 60-70 children, and dropping everyone off in their driveway is simply not possible.

Please contact your child's building to make sure, and verify, the address they have on file. The address must be correct in the student information system for the bus routing to work correctly.

Once they have the correct address, ask them to update the transportation department of the change, and we will begin routing. Routing to a new bus may take a few days, and you should plan accordingly.

Please contact your child's building to make sure, and verify, the address they have on file. The address must be correct in the student information system for the bus routing to work correctly.

Once they have the correct address, ask them to update the transportation department of the change, and we will begin routing. Routing to a new bus may take a few days, and you should plan accordingly.

Please contact your child's building to make sure, and verify, the address they have on file. The address must be correct in the student information system for the bus routing to work correctly.

Once enrolled and verified, the building front office staff will notify the transportation department about the addition, and we will begin routing your student.

Routing to a new bus may take a few days, and you should plan accordingly.

We route with safety in mind, but sometimes it is necessary from a route perspective to ask students to cross over a road. Our bus drivers have all received training in how to cross students, and likely, your student has received training on how to cross safely.

We aim to avoid crossing the road at all times, but sometimes it is unavoidable. As a general rule, we work with our bus drivers to help identify effective solutions based on their expertise and historical knowledge about what may work better. Oftentimes, that requires an entire route to change, and pickup & drop off times will change for 50-60 students.

There may be instances where your child's stop was on the residence side last year, and this year across the street. Due to changing bus loads, and changes in students, it was likely necessary to route the bus from the other directions, hence the crossing stop.

It may take a few days to fully route a student on a bus, and to effectively communicate that our to the driver, front offices, etc. We ask for your patience in making the process happen by supplying us with the most accurate information in terms of addresses, phone numbers, etc. Once routed, we will contact you with the route and bus stop information. Remember, please be at your bus stop at least 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled time so that we can pick you up.

We may be able to shrink the routes a bit once school starts, but due to student an ever shifting population each bus is used as effectively as we can to get kids to and from school. Unfortunately, some routes in and around Streetsboro include longer legs to the outlying areas of town, which increases distance and time spent on the bus.

School Bus Transportation & Ohio Revised Code

(A) The driver of a vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school child, person attending programs offered by community boards of mental health and county boards of developmental disabilities, or child attending a program offered by a head start agency, shall stop at least ten feet from the front or rear of the school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed.

It is no defense to a charge under this division that the school bus involved failed to display or be equipped with an automatically extended stop warning sign as required by division (B) of this section.

(B) Every school bus shall be equipped with amber and red visual signals meeting the requirements of section 4511.771 of the Revised Code, and an automatically extended stop warning sign of a type approved by the state board of education, which shall be actuated by the driver of the bus whenever but only whenever the bus is stopped or stopping on the roadway for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children, persons attending programs offered by community boards of mental health and county boards of developmental disabilities, or children attending programs offered by head start agencies. A school bus driver shall not actuate the visual signals or the stop warning sign in designated school bus loading areas where the bus is entirely off the roadway or at school buildings when children or persons attending programs offered by community boards of mental health and county boards of developmental disabilities are loading or unloading at curbside or at buildings when children attending programs offered by head start agencies are loading or unloading at curbside. The visual signals and stop warning sign shall be synchronized or otherwise operated as required by rule of the board.

(C) Where a highway has been divided into four or more traffic lanes, a driver of a vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley need not stop for a school bus approaching from the opposite direction which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school child, persons attending programs offered by community boards of mental health and county boards of developmental disabilities, or children attending programs offered by head start agencies. The driver of any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley overtaking the school bus shall comply with division (A) of this section.

(D) School buses operating on divided highways or on highways with four or more traffic lanes shall receive and discharge all school children, persons attending programs offered by community boards of mental health and county boards of developmental disabilities, and children attending programs offered by head start agencies on their residence side of the highway.

(E) No school bus driver shall start the driver's bus until after any child, person attending programs offered by community boards of mental health and county boards of developmental disabilities, or child attending a program offered by a head start agency who may have alighted therefrom has reached a place of safety on the child's or person's residence side of the road.

(F)

(1) Whoever violates division (A) of this section may be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars. A person who is issued a citation for a violation of division (A) of this section is not permitted to enter a written plea of guilty and waive the person's right to contest the citation in a trial but instead must appear in person in the proper court to answer the charge.

(2) In addition to and independent of any other penalty provided by law, the court or mayor may impose upon an offender who violates this section a class seven suspension of the offender's driver's license, commercial driver's license, temporary instruction permit, probationary license, or nonresident operating privilege from the range specified in division (A)(7) of section 4510.02 of the Revised Code. When a license is suspended under this section, the court or mayor shall cause the offender to deliver the license to the court, and the court or clerk of the court immediately shall forward the license to the registrar of motor vehicles, together with notice of the court's action.

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(A) Designation of school bus stops

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent or designee to determine the location of all school bus stops which shall be approved annually by the districts board of education . Authority to designate or relocate subsequent school bus stops may be delegated by the board of education to the superintendent or designee. Bus stops and a time schedule shall be adopted and put in force by the board not earlier than thirty days prior to and not later than ten days after the beginning of the school term.

(B) School bus stop location

(1) Pupils in grades kindergarten through eight may be required to walk up to one-half mile to a designated bus stop.

(2) School bus stop locations shall provide for the maximum safety of pupils giving consideration to distance from residence, traffic volume, physical characteristics, visibility and weather conditions.

(3) School bus stops shall be established on the residence side of all four-lane highways and on the residence side of other roadways posing potential hazards to students as determined by school bus owners.

(4) School bus stops shall be located at a distance from the crest of a hill or curve to allow motorists traveling at the posted speed to stop within the sight distance. If the line of sight is less than five hundred feet in either direction, a request shall be submitted to the appropriate authority to install an approved "school bus stop ahead" sign at least five hundred feet in advance of the school bus stop.

(5) Each pupil shall be assigned and required to use a specific school bus stop except in unusual circumstances as approved by the school bus owner or designee.

(6) Each pupil shall be assigned a designated place of safety on the residence side of the roadway on which the vehicle is scheduled to stop. Driver must account for each pupil at designated place of safety before leaving. Pupils are not to proceed to their residence until the school bus has departed.

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Public School Transportation FAQ

Login to the Versastrans e-Link to review your student's bus route. You can also access this link through the main menus on the school site - in Resources > Parents

Use Your Student’s Student ID to Login for both User Name and Password – on the first login, you’ll be asked to set a new password.

https://vtweb.tylertech.com/streetsboro/elinkrp/Login.aspx?

Remember - bus routes & times may change from year to year, so be sure to check before school starts. Routes & times may be continually modified throughout the school year as well.

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In many cases, we're able to respond to your request depending on existing bus routes, and in other cases we are not. For example, if you reside in a neighborhood with lots of sidewalks, you student may be required to travel on foot to a group stop. Likewise, if you reside in a neighborhood with no sidewalks, your student may be required to travel on foot to the nearest intersection for a group stop.

*** If you're moving within the school district, please update your address with your student's building front office directly - we will then update your bus route, and contact you with a new stop location and time. ***

Regarding bus stops, Ohio Revised Code 3301-83-13 outlines details about a bus stop for school bus transportation. Please note note B.1 (see below) and consider your request.

(B) School bus stop location

(1) Pupils in grades kindergarten through eight may be required to walk up to one-half mile to a designated bus stop.

(2) School bus stop locations shall provide for the maximum safety of pupils giving consideration to distance from residence, traffic volume, physical characteristics, visibility and weather conditions.

(3) School bus stops shall be established on the residence side of all four-lane highways and on the residence side of other roadways posing potential hazards to students as determined by school bus owners.

(4) School bus stops shall be located at a distance from the crest of a hill or curve to allow motorists traveling at the posted speed to stop within the sight distance. If the line of sight is less than five hundred feet in either direction, a request shall be submitted to the appropriate authority to install an approved "school bus stop ahead" sign at least five hundred feet in advance of the school bus stop.

(5) Each pupil shall be assigned and required to use a specific school bus stop except in unusual circumstances as approved by the school bus owner or designee.

(6) Each pupil shall be assigned a designated place of safety on the residence side of the roadway on which the vehicle is scheduled to stop. Driver must account for each pupil at designated place of safety before leaving. Pupils are not to proceed to their residence until the school bus has departed.

Request Form

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Riding the school bus safely is a top priority for our kids. Our drivers are responsible to make sure all kids are following the rules on the bus, and work with the Transportation Department if a referral for further discipline or resources is warranted. In that case, the Transportation Department refers the student to the building principals for followup.

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The school bus is an extension of the classroom - please contact your student's building principal or school counselor. They are able to help with resources, guidance, and followup if needed. If a seat change is requested, it is typically requested by the building principal or school counselor.

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Let us know what they lost, what bus, and approximately what time. Please be as descriptive as possible, and we'll try to find it.

Oftentimes, the driver has already found the item before you contact us, and gets the missing stuff back the next day. Or, depending on what it is,  drivers will bring it in to the office for later retrieval.

Either way, contact Amy Rohaley in writing at arohaley@scsrockets.org and we'll do our best in helping you find what you lost. Please know that we're not able to reroute or stop a bus during AM and PM routes in order to look for missing items. Most buses return by 4 PM, at which time we're able to access the bus, or work with the driver to locate missing stuff.

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Non-Public School Transportation FAQ

We currently provide bus transportation to the following non-public or STEM schools:

  1. Seton Catholic (Hudson)
  2. VCA (Aurora)
  3. BIO-Med Middle School (Shalersville)
  4. St. Patrick's (Kent)
  5. LEAP (Kent)

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Currently, Streetsboro City Schools provides bus transportation, with no reimbursement for doing so, to VCA in Aurora, Seton Catholic in Hudson, St. Patrick's in Kent, and BIO-Med Middle School in Shalersville. Many factors determine if the district is able to transport students outside of the school district boundaries as required by law.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, a school district is required to transport students to non-public schools within a 30-minute time limit, and if available to do so based on numbers of students attending, and if practical for the district.

Furthermore, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3327.01 [ http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3327.01 ] the following stipulations apply:

  • A board of education shall not be required to transport elementary or high school pupils to and from a nonpublic or community school where such transportation would require more than thirty minutes of direct travel time as measured by school bus from the public school building to which the pupils would be assigned if attending the public school designated by the district of residence.
  • Where it is impractical to transport a pupil by school conveyance, a board of education may offer payment, in lieu of providing such transportation in accordance with section 3327.02 of the Revised Code.
  • No transportation of any pupils shall be provided by any board of education to or from any school which in the selection of pupils, faculty members, or employees, practices discrimination against any person on the grounds of race, color, religion, or national origin.

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According to Ohio Revised Code 3327.02, [ http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3327.02 ], after considering each of the following factors, the board of education of a city, exempted village, or local school district, or a community school governing authority providing transportation pursuant to section 3314.091 of the Revised Code, may determine that it is impractical to transport a pupil who is eligible for transportation to and from a school under section 3327.01 of the Revised Code:

(1) The time and distance required to provide the transportation;

(2) The number of pupils to be transported;

(3) The cost of providing transportation in terms of equipment, maintenance, personnel, and administration;

This includes driver salary + benefits, fuel and fluids, the bus itself, maintenance costs & personnel (salaries & benefits), etc.

(4) Whether similar or equivalent service is provided to other pupils eligible for transportation;

(5) Whether and to what extent the additional service unavoidably disrupts current transportation schedules;

Does the new route fit within the existing schema for bus transportation? Does it produce a hardship from a routing perspective?

(6) Whether other reimbursable types of transportation are available.

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If the district determines that it is unable to transport to a non-public school, parents are offered payment in lieu of transportation. Parents and guardians requesting payment in lieu must do so in writing to the district, and prove attendance at an eligible non-public school. Requests are made at the end of the school year. Payment in lieu is not available for non-public schools outside the 30 minute travel rule.

You must file a request for payment in lieu each year for each student, along with official verification of enrollment in the non-public school for the requested school year.

Payment In Lieu Request Form

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If the district determines that it is unable to transport to a non-public school, parents are offered payment in lieu of transportation. Parents and guardians requesting payment in lieu must do so in writing to the district, and prove attendance at an eligible non-public school. Requests are made at the end of the school year. Payment in lieu is not available for non-public schools outside the 30 minute travel rule.

You must file a request for payment in lieu each year for each student, along with official verification of enrollment in the non-public school for the requested school year.

Payment In Lieu Request Form

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Currently, we are not able to offer transportation to the following non-public or STEM schools, and instead offer payment in lieu of bus conveyance:

  1. Holy Family (Stow)
  2. BIO-Med Rootstown
  3. Hudson Montessori (Hudson)

Depending on other factors, the Board of Education may declare additional schools impractical, and we will add them to the list here.

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Historically, the Transportation Department has worked with the Board of Education to determine eligibility to transport to non-public schools through timing studies, ridership, and other factors. Transporting a handful of students to a non-public school entity is likely not practical for the district since it would require additional buses and drivers for a singleton trip. Payment in lieu is often offered in these circumstances.

During the 2019-2020 school year the Transportation Department at Streetsboro City Schools will request official timing studies through the Ohio Department of Education to solidify known routes and non-public schools served, and possibly add / edit current destinations. There are a number of schools in the vicinity that have been requested for review.

An official timing study must occur from the origin school building to the destination school building during normal school hours when transportation would take place, and using the best route. Notice that the best route is not always the shortest, and driving safely in rush hour traffic with school bus is very different than driving the same distance in a car. For example, a timing study for a non-public high school location would occur around 7 AM during a weekday in the school year, from door to door. The same is true on the return trip - whatever approximate end time of the non-public school, back to the origin school of same grade levels. Timings cannot be done during the summer months, or on weekends.

Once the official timings have been completed, the district will review the non-public schools the district is able to serve.

If you would like the district to consider reviewing a non-public school, please contact the Transportation Department in writing.

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Please go ahead and register regardless - the Student ID only gets assigned to those students attending any of our four school buildi

IN ADDITION TO THE Non-Public School Bus Transportation Request FORM, YOU MUST FILL OUT, REGISTER & CREATE A PROFILE IN STREETSBORO’S SYSTEM USING FINAL FORMS, LOCATED HEREhttps://streetsboro-oh.finalforms.com/

On the form (in Final Forms – see above screenshot) you’ll be asked to identify whether or not you are an external students – please check this box. It helps us organize students better on the backend. Disregard the notice about sports.

***NOTE*** You must register in Final Forms regardless of your ridership last year. We cannot provide transportation services without emergency medical information, parent contact information, etc. Thank you!

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The following non-public schools or STEM schools will be reviewed and officially timed in the 2019-2020 school year:

  1. Holy Family (Stow)
  2. Hudson Montessori (Hudson)
  3. CVCA (Cuyahoga Falls)
  4. Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls)

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Transportation to BIO-Med Middle School in Shalersville during non-Streetsboro school year days begins on Monday 8/12, and will depart Streetsboro Middle School parking lot at 7:30 AM, and return at 3 PM. Once the school year begins for Streetsboro on 8/21, students will ride on the Maplewood Bus departing from Streetsboro High School at 7:15 AM.

You must notify the school district in writing, and deliver via certified mail, your request for transportation each year by May 31st, for the following school year. You must include with your request your home address, grade level, target non-public or STEM school, and its address, phone number, and days in service or school year calendar. Your failure to notify us by the above date, each year, does not obligate us to transport your student.

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