Transportation Department

National Bus Safety Week

School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio's students as the direct link between home and the classroom. It would take 550,000 cars daily to transport the 800,000 students to school who ride Ohio's 14,500 school buses. Ohio ranks 10th in the nation for the number of students riding a bus. Only six states have more buses than Ohio. Buses travel nearly 1 million miles each day, or 20 times around the nation’s interstate highway system.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety produces an annual report on traffic crashes. In the 2015-16 school year, of the nearly 400,000 traffic crashes, 1,205 involved school buses. The school bus crash rate is 0.31% — 3 in 1,000 crashes — the lowest for all vehicles.
The biggest risk facing Ohio's buses is a distracted driver. As the bus travels its route, it is a moving intersection. Each time the bus stops to load or unload students, traffic must stop. Bus drivers perform many traffic checks before stopping and when students enter and exit the bus. Drivers also check nine different mirrors before resuming their route.

Who can help?

Parents — Help your children put everything in a backpack or school bag so they won’t drop things along the way. Also, help your children leave home on time. Running after the bus is very dangerous.
Students — Wear light-colored clothing walking to the bus stop so you can easily be seen by drivers. Stand in your place of safety away from traffic.
Teachers — Remind students of bus-riding safety rules. Make sure securely store items in their bags or backpacks.
Bus drivers — Remind students of the safety rules and correct student misconduct that is distracting or dangerous at the bus stop.

Transportation Department

August 2, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Friends,

I hope that all of you have had a safe and enjoyable summer; I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back. As we begin the 2017-2018 school year, please know that the Transportation Department as a whole is dedicated to the safe and efficient transportation of your children.

The responsibility of safe transportation is also shared with you the caregiver.

Here are some “LAWS” you should know:

Ohio revised code 3301-83-08

C.1. Pupils shall arrive at their DESIGNATED PLACE OF SAFETY (DPOS) 5 minutes before the scheduled bus arrives.

C.2. Pupils must wait in a location clear of traffic and away from bus stop (DPOS). If you’re not sure of your DPOS, PLEASE STAND IN A SAFE VISIBLE LOCATION CLEAR OF TRAFFIC AND AWAY FROM THE BUS STOP.

C.4. Pupils must go directly to their assigned seats. (DRIVERS WILL GIVE THEM THAT INFORMATION)

C.5. Pupils must remain seated behind protective barrier and keep aisles and exits clear.

C14 Pupils must not put head, arms or any object out the bus window.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

P.S Please make sure your students are out waiting 5 minutes before the scheduled bus time.

Please understand without exact ridership the time will vary.

Bus times will be established and updated after the first two weeks of school.

Wayne Prescott   NREVSD Transportation Director

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