125 E. Walnut Street, Westerville, Oh 43081
Dispatch: (614) 797-5950 | Fax: (614) 797-5951
TRANSPORTATION OFFICE STAFF
|Randy Snyder - Manager, Transportation (e-mail)
||Alan Hunt - Transportation Student Safety Liaison (e-mail)
|Jan Horn - Assistant Manager, Transportation (e-mail)
||Mildred Baumann - Secretary/Dispatcher (e-mail)
|Antawn Sidberry - Assistant Manager, Transportation (e-mail)
||Anne Smith - Secretary/Dispatcher (e-mail)
|Shawn Dawson - Assistant Manager, Fleet & Distribution (e-mail)
||Rhonda Columbro - Secretary/Dispatcher (MyVan Program) (e-mail)
TRANSPORTATION QUICK LINKS
- Alternate Site - Updated 6.24.22
- PLEASE READ FIRST - Please click HERE for important information regarding transportation services to and from alternate sites.
- A separate form must be submitted for each student whose transportation to and from alternate site transportation is being requested. You must close the current form and click on the link below to start an additional form.
- You WILL receive an automated email with your submitted form attached. The email domain will be myscview.com. Please make sure you check any spam or junk folders for the response. It may take a few hours before the automated email is generated.
- Click HERE to access the Alternate Site Transportation Form.
- Click HERE to access a table that identifies commercial daycare sites within the district and which schools they are eligible to receive school bus transportation.
- Non-Public, Private, and Charter School Transportation
- 2023/24 Career Center Transportation - 5/11/2023
- Please note: you WILL need your student's Westerville City School Student ID number to complete the request. The ID number is accessible via WCS PowerSchool Portal.
- Columbus City Schools Career Center Students
- Click HERE to complete the online request.
- Delaware Area Career Center Students
- Click HERE to complete the online request.
- Requests received after July 21 MAY not be processed in time to allow transportation to be in place for the beginning of the school year.
- Transportation schedules will be available via PowerSchool on or before August 8, 2022
- Please click HERE to review a document that explains the morning and mid-day shuttling process for DACC buses.
- This document will be updated in late July with updated information for the 2023-24 school year.
Career Center FAQs
Westerville City Schools offers transportation to 3 different Career Centers. Delaware Area Career Center, Fort Hayes, and Columbus Downtown High School (Career Center).
We provide transportation to 3 Career Centers in the AM, Midday, and PM. Students can 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Adopted from the Ohio Department of Education
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 1.5 miles 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.
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.
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.
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.