Transportation

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PARENT LETTER - SUMMER 2019  
 
District Transportation Services

Our goal is to safely transport students to and from school and field trips. We accomplish this through ongoing safety training meetings and ride alongs with our drivers.

We always are looking for new drivers. Training is provided onsite with certified On-Bus Instructors. If you’re interested in becoming a driver for Springboro Schools, please contact Michelle Palmer, Transportation Supervisor, at 937-748-4462. 

Transportation Rules
  • All students are required to be at bus stops five minutes prior to the bus’ scheduled stop. This is a State Law. 3301-83-08(C)(1) states “Pupils shall arrive at the bus stop before the bus is scheduled to arrive,” Springboro’s Board of Education has set that time to five (5) minutes. This is to ensure each child is at their spot of safety prior to the bus’ arrival. This policy is not negotiable with weather conditions. Parents of Kindergarten students must be at the bus stop to receive their child. If a parent is not visible, our staff will do their best to make contact with a parent prior to releasing the student.
  • Most of Springboro’s school buses seat 65 or 72 passengers. This is based on three students per seat. This is not always reasonable for high school students and we will try to accommodate those situations as they arise.
  • Students may only bring items onto the bus that they can carry in their laps; this includes backpacks, band instruments and/or school projects. If the item will not fit in their lap, it is not permitted on the school bus.
  • Students are required to follow the same rules on the school bus as they do in any classroom. Each student is required to sit facing forward with their legs/feet to the front of their seat. Each student is to keep talking to a minimum; no screaming or yelling. Each student is required to stay in their seat at all times; no climbing on seats and; no changing seats without driver’s approval. Each student is required to keep their hands to themselves.
  • Discipline on a school bus is ultimately handled by the school principals. A school bus driver’s main concern is to operate the bus in a safe manner. If students are unable to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, the bus driver will fill out a bus conduct report for each student(s) involved and report the incident(s) to the respective principal.
  • Each student will be assigned a designated safety spot on their residence side of the bus stop location. Each bus driver must account for each student at their designated safety spot at arrival of bus during pick-up and also prior to the bus’ departure from the stop at drop-off. Pupils are not permitted to depart their safety spots until the back bumper of the school bus has passed their safety spot.
  • Parents are not permitted to ride the school bus. We also recommend that parents do not follow the school bus or meet the school bus at the school. As with any new event in a child’s life, riding alone for the first time can be a stressful one for both parent and child. Allowing a child to ride the school bus from the beginning of the school year will be an easier transition if the parent reassures the child of their new routine. Following the school bus and/or meeting the school bus at school sends a message to the child that you as the parent are not confident with the school bus ride. Most students within a few days are set in their new routine and have no problems leaving parents at their respective bus stops. Please allow your student to make this transition early. Statistics show that children are much safer in a school bus than in a car. Students riding a school bus also cut down on traffic going into and out of school areas.
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When will my student be picked up or dropped off? 

Each designated stop will have an assigned time for pick up or delivery. The stop time information will be available on the District website under the transportation department. Because of traffic or other unavoidable conditions, the bus may not arrive exactly at the assigned time. Normally, the bus is considered to be on time as long as it arrives no more than five minutes before or five minutes after the assigned time. For this reason, it is important that your student be at the bus stop five minutes before the assigned time. Please have your student ready to be picked up by the designated time. Every time the bus is delayed, it adds time on to the route.

 

Where will my student be picked up or dropped off?

Your student will normally be picked up at the designated stop. Students are only discharged from the bus at the designated stop. Exceptions to the designated stop policy (where arrangements are made to go to a different place after school) may be made on a case by case basis with prior approval. Approval is obtained by providing appropriate written notification (change in transportation form or a bus pass) that is signed by a guardian and a school authority. The driver will only stop at a designated bus stop.

 

Do I have to be with my student at the pickup point?

Parents are encouraged to walk to and from the bus stop with your student, especially younger ones, and use this opportunity to teach safe walking practices, and traffic awareness, and to model wellness by walking for exercise. However, if your student is at the stop unattended, we will pick him/her up in the morning, and drop them off in the afternoon. Children should be prepared for those occasions when parents may be unable to meet the bus or are late. Parents are encouraged to instruct their children what they are to do in their parents’ absence, as bus drivers are not able to ensure that each student is met by a parent. 

 

Do I need to meet my student at the bus stop?

Parents are not required to be at the designated stop, but it is highly encouraged, especially for younger students. If your student is in preschool or kindergarten, drivers MUST see a parent or guardian in order to release them from the bus.  It is the responsibility of the parent for the supervision of their child once they are dropped off at the designated stop.

 

What happens when I need to change plans for my student riding after school? 

We run in to this quite often. Please remember that school offices are busy places, so you need to notify the school office as early as possible, and more than an hour before the end of the day. We cannot guarantee that changes will be made after that time. In addition, once your student is on the bus, they will remain on the bus until they reach the designated bus stop.

 

How can I request that an existing stop be changed, or a new stop be added?

If you have individual questions regarding a particular bus stop, you can contact the Transportation office and we can look at your circumstance.  Routes have been established based on ridership, neighborhoods, and many other factors.  Please do not ask drivers to make ‘special’ stops for your student. This practice is prohibited by the Ohio Department of Education.

 

What are the school start and stop times for this coming year?

The following is a list of times for each school:

School

Approximate Bus Arrival Time at School

School Start Time

School End Time

Springboro High School

7:00-7:10

7:30

2:25

Springboro Junior High

7:20

7:30

2:20

Springboro Intermediate

7:25

7:30

2:20

Five Points Elementary

8:15

8:30

3:15

Dennis Elementary

8:30

8:45

3:30

Clearcreek Elementary

9:00-9:10

9:20

4:05

Clearcreek (Mid-day)

1:00-1:10 (PM KG)

1:20

12:05 (AM KG)

 

Transportation Staff

 
Michelle Palmer
Transportation Supervisor
(937) 748-4462
 
How to reach the Transportation Department

Call
(937) 748-4462
between 5:30 am. and 5:00 p.m.

FAX
(937) 748-6019
between 5:30 am. and 5:00 p.m.

Email
mailto:mpalmer@springboro.org

In accordance with State and Federal law, Springboro Community City Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities who wish to attend and/or participate in school events. Such individuals should notify the Superintendent if they require a reasonable accommodation.

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