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MY BUS: Student Busing Information

Manager Transporation
Randy Snyder
Transportation Manager

614-797-5950
SnyderR@westerville.k12.oh.us

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TRANSPORTATION OFFICES

125 E. Walnut Street, Westerville, Oh 43081
Dispatch: (614) 797-5950    |    Fax: (614) 797-5951

 

TRANSPORTATION STAFF

  • Randy Snyder - Manager, Transportation (e-mail)
  • Jan Horn - Asst. Manager, Transportation (e-mail)
  • Carletta Swackhammer - Asst. Manager, Transportation (MyVan Program) (e-mail)
  • Shawn Dawson - Manager, Fleet & Distribution (e-mail)
  • Alan Hunt - Student Safety & Discipline, Transportation (e-mail)
  • Samantha Fleming - Secretary/Dispatcher (e-mail)
  • Anne Smith - Secretary/Dispatcher (e-mail)
  • Vickie Weisenberger - Secretary/Dispatcher (MyVan Program) (e-mail)

 

TRANSPORTATION QUICK LINKS

  • Alternate Site - Update Click HERE
     
  • Delaware Area Career Center Transportation
    • Adjusted Schedules for DACC students
      Mon.11/30 through Fri. 12/4
      • AM DACC Students will ride their neighborhood buses to WCHS, WNHS, and WSHS as they typically do and shuttle to DACC and applicable sites.
      • Midday Transportation Modified Schedules
        • FROM DACC Click HERE
        • TO DACC Click HERE
      • Afternoon DACC Transportation will operate utilizing their typical schedules. 
    • Email update from 9.9.2020 Click HERE
    • New/Updated Form 9/9/2020 Click HERE
      • This form also includes updated information and instructions for how transportation will be scheduled and provided for when WCS begins their
        blended learning model on September 21.
         
  • CCS Career Center - UPDATE 11/25/2020
    CCS Career Centers will remain in 100% virtual learning through at least the end of December. The earliest students will return to the blended instruction model would be January 4, 2021.
    • Columbus Career Center schedule information
      dated 10.29.2020 - Click HERE
    • Click HERE for the link to complete the transportation request form.
       
  • Non-Public, Private, and Charter School Transportation Information for 2020-2021 School Year
     
  • Interested in becoming a bus driver for Westerville City Schools? Click here!

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

 

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Adopted from the Ohio Department of Education

 

Who is eligible to receive busing for their schools?

Ohio law requires boards of education to provide transportation for pupils in kindergarten through eighth grade who live more than two miles from their assigned school.

Westerville City School has chosen to extend transportation services to students in kindergarten through 10th grade and 11th & 12th grade on space available basis. In general, resident students who live more than one mile from their assigned school are eligible for transportation services. The district also takes into account cases where the school is in an area that is difficult to access due to the lack of sidewalks, posted speed limits above 25 mph or other hazards.

Parents who's student have been "Open Enrolled" are not eligible for transportation.

I cannot see my child’s bus stop from the house. Are there laws with standards for bus stop location?

No law requires a parent to see the bus stop from home. Students in Ohio may be assigned to a bus stop up to one-half mile from their home and we encourage parents to accompany their child to the bus stop whenever possible. This teaches the child safe habits of walking to and from the bus stop and may give the parent piece of mind. Bus stop locations are determined by each district’s board of education.

Are sidewalks required for my child to get to his/her bus stop?

Many students walk alongside of roadways to reach their bus stop and in some instances no sidewalks exist. While we understand this may be of concern in some situations, the Department of Education does not promulgate bus stop placement. Issues relating to where a child’s bus stop is located and safety concerns along the way to the bus stop must be addressed with the district in which you reside.

I make my child wait inside of my house until the bus is at the stop. I have heard this is not allowed – is this true?

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 – this is a very dangerous thing to do. Many districts also instruct their buses to not stop at locations where no students are waiting.


Career Center FAQ's

 

What Career Centers do you offer transportation to?

Westerville City Schools offers transportation to 4 different Career Centers. Delaware Area Career Center, Fort Hayes, and Columbus Downtown Career Center.

What times is transportation offered?

We provide transportation to all 4 Career Centers in the AM, Midday, and PM.  Student can choose to attend their Career Center in the AM or PM with Midday busing to or from their Career Center or for students that attend all day.