General Questions & Actions

You can track almost all of our buses using our GPS viewer, available here: https://www.scsrockets.org/scs/departments/transportation/bus-gps-viewer/

You can also use this shortlink, and share it with others: bit.ly/BUSGPS

Remember - the GPS track is about 20 seconds delayed, which means the bus is a bit ahead of where it shows on the map.

We're really focused on making sure transportation happens safely ad effectively in the mornings and afternoon, dispatching 20+ buses and transporting 1,500 kids. We may not be able to get to your phone call during that time. The hours we're busy dispatching is typically 6 AM - 9 AM, and then 2 PM - 4:30 PM.

In the first week of school we spend the rest of the time dialing in routes, adjusting stops, and making sure we can accomodate as many requests as possible for bus stop adjustments.

The best way to get a hold of us is via email here: launch@scsrockets.org --> that way, we have it in writing, and we'll add it to the queue of work to be done. 

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 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.

No.

It is against our current practice to stop anyplace else other than at the designated stops to let students off, and to pick them up in the morning.

In fact, the Ohio Revised Code states that "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." We are not able to budge from this rule on a day-by-day basis.

You are of course welcome to meet your child at their designated bus stop.

No.

Not all school buses go to the same location, and we can't pull over to board a student wherever. The Ohio Revised Code support this is "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."

You need to make sure your student is as their designated bus stop at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup.

Furthermore, we specifically train our drivers in how to interact with the public. We do not allow any adults on board the bus that aren't supposed to be there, and our drivers are trained in how to keep the bus safe.

If for some reason you need to speak to a driver while en route, please do so through the driver's side window. They will not open the side door for you.

Please contact the school building, and let them know.

Especially, if your child goes to Streetsboro Elementary, where we assign bus tags and car ride tags. Double check to make sure the child is on the correct list of students, and check the child's tag on their backpack.

If they have the wrong tag, chances are they'll either get on a bus when they shouldn't, or miss the call for car riders.

Please give us at least 48-72 hours to make sure we can route the request, contact the drivers involved, and to make sure the route sheets and rosters are up to date. We also need to contact each building to make sure they are aware.

You should get a response that we are working on your request. Please keep in mind that not all requests can be granted.

We know this sounds like a long time, but lots of little pieces have to fall in to place successfully for your student to catch the right bus. We ask that you give us the time it takes to make it happen safely, effectively, and correctly.

If you haven't been notified of the change after 48 hours, please contact us at launch@scsrockets.org in writing.

It's part of a normal diesel engine procedure to "clean out" the exhaust system of a school bus every once in a while. Sometimes it happens when we're out on route.

The process uses a consumable called diesel exhaust fluid in a selective catalytic reduction that lowers NOx (nitrogen oxides that are most relevant for air pollution) concentration in the diesel exhaust emissions from diesel engines. It helps us run buses more efficiently, and more cleanly.

Ohio Revised Code & Ohio Administrative 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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Notwithstanding division (D) of section 3311.19 and division (D) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code, this section and sections 3327.011, 3327.012, and 3327.02 of the Revised Code do not apply to any joint vocational or cooperative education school district. In all city, local, and exempted village school districts where resident school pupils in grades kindergarten through eight live more than two miles from the school for which the state board of education prescribes minimum standards pursuant to division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code and to which they are assigned by the board of education of the district of residence or to and from the nonpublic or community school which they attend the board of education shall provide transportation for such pupils to and from such school except as provided in section 3327.02 of the Revised Code.

In all city, local, and exempted village school districts where pupil transportation is required under a career-technical plan approved by the state board of education under section 3313.90 of the Revised Code, for any student attending a career-technical program operated by another school district, including a joint vocational school district, as prescribed under that section, the board of education of the student’s district of residence shall provide transportation from the public high school operated by that district to which the student is assigned to the career-technical program.

In all city, local, and exempted village school districts the board may provide transportation for resident school pupils in grades nine through twelve to and from the high school to which they are assigned by the board of education of the district of residence or to and from the nonpublic or community high school which they attend for which the state board of education prescribes minimum standards pursuant to division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code.

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.

In all city, local, and exempted village school districts the board shall provide transportation for all children who are so disabled that they are unable to walk to and from the school for which the state board of education prescribes minimum standards pursuant to division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code and which they attend. In case of dispute whether the child is able to walk to and from the school, the health commissioner shall be the judge of such ability. In all city, exempted village, and local school districts the board shall provide transportation to and from school or special education classes for educable mentally retarded children in accordance with standards adopted by the state board of education.

When transportation of pupils is provided the conveyance shall be run on a time schedule that shall be adopted and put in force by the board not later than ten days after the beginning of the school term.

The cost of any transportation service authorized by this section shall be paid first out of federal funds, if any, available for the purpose of pupil transportation, and secondly out of state appropriations, in accordance with regulations adopted by the state board of education.

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.

Effective Date: 06-29-2004; 09-29-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

(A) After considering each of the following factors, the board of education of a city, exempted village, or local school district 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;

(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;

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

(B)(1) Based on its consideration of the factors established in division (A) of this section, the board may pass a resolution declaring the impracticality of transportation. The resolution shall include each pupil’s name and the reason for impracticality.

(2) The board shall report its determination to the state board of education in a manner determined by the state board.

(C) After passing the resolution declaring the impracticality of transportation, the district board shall offer to provide payment in lieu of transportation by doing the following:

(1) In accordance with guidelines established by the department of education, informing the pupil’s parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil of both of the following:

(a) The board’s resolution;

(b) The right of the pupil’s parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil to accept the offer of payment in lieu of transportation or to reject the offer and instead request the department to initiate mediation procedures.

(2) Issuing the pupil’s parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil a contract or other form on which the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil is given the option to accept or reject the board’s offer of payment in lieu of transportation.

(D) If the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil accepts the offer of payment in lieu of providing transportation, the board shall pay the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the child an amount that shall be not less than the amount determined by the department of education as the minimum for payment in lieu of transportation, and not more than the amount determined by the department as the average cost of pupil transportation for the previous school year. Payment may be prorated if the time period involved is only a part of the school year.

(E)(1)(a) Upon the request of a parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil who rejected the payment in lieu of transportation, the department shall conduct mediation procedures.

(b) If the mediation does not resolve the dispute, the state board of education shall conduct a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The state board may approve the payment in lieu of transportation or may order the board of education to provide transportation. The decision of the state board is binding in subsequent years and on future parties in interest provided the facts of the determination remain comparable.

(2) The school district shall provide transportation for the pupil from the time the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil requests mediation until the matter is resolved under division (E)(1)(a) or (b) of this section.

(F)(1) If the department determines that a school district board has failed or is failing to provide transportation as required by division (E)(2) of this section or as ordered by the state board under division (E)(1)(b) of this section, the department shall order the school district board to pay to the pupil’s parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil, an amount equal to the state average daily cost of transportation as determined by the state board of education for the previous year. The school district board shall make payments on a schedule ordered by the department.

(2) If the department subsequently finds that a school district board is not in compliance with an order issued under division (F)(1) of this section and the affected pupils are enrolled in a nonpublic or community school, the department shall deduct the amount that the board is required to pay under that order from any payments the department makes to the school district board under division (D) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code. The department shall use the moneys so deducted to make payments to the nonpublic or community school attended by the pupil. The department shall continue to make the deductions and payments required under this division until the school district board either complies with the department’s order issued under division (F)(1) of this section or begins providing transportation.

(G) A nonpublic or community school that receives payments from the department under division (F)(2) of this section shall do either of the following:

(1) Disburse the entire amount of the payments to the parent, guardian, or other person in control of the pupil affected by the failure of the school district of residence to provide transportation;

(2) Use the entire amount of the payments to provide acceptable transportation for the affected pupil.

Effective Date: 07-01-2015

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

You must notify the school district in writing, and deliver via certified mail to the Board Offices at 9000 Kirby Lane, Streetsboro, OH 44241, 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.

Once received, the Board of Education will review the request, and may then at its behest, declare transportation to the non-public school impractical for said student based on the following parameters:

  • the time and distance required to provide such transportation;
  • the number of pupils to be transported;
  • the cost of providing transportation in terms of equipment, maintenance, personnel, and administration;
  • whether similar or equivalent service is provided to other pupils eligible for transportation;
  • whether and to what extent the additional service unavoidably disrupts current transportation schedules; and/or
  • whether other reimbursable types of transportation are available.

If the Board of Education declares transporting your student impractical, it may offer you payment in lieu of transporting. You have the right to either accept or reject that offer, and may have additional legal rights.

We currently provide bus transportation (becasue we have established routes that fit within our overall schema) 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.

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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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Payment in Lieu is offered on an individual basis, and not per school. All parties requesting transportation to a non-public or STEM school must do so in writing. Only after the request has been filed will the Board review the request.

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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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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)
  5. BIOMED Rootstown Campus (9-12)

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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.

Last updated: October 8, 2019 at 7:40 am