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Transportation

Neil Laughbaum
Neil Laughbaum
Director of Operations (Maint., Transportation, Cafeteria, Custodial)

937-826-1102
laughbaumn@triadk12.org

 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

We are pleased to be transporting your child to and from school and are very proud of the safety record of our school buses and the professionalism of our transportation team.  If you have any transportation changes for the upcoming year, please contact the transportation office at 937-826-1102.  You will receive a letter at your student's open house containing their bus information.  If the information is incorrect, please call the office to provide an update.

 

In addition to providing a safe bus ride for students, Coronavirus has brought new challenges.  Please help us ensure your child’s safety by following these simple but important procedures:

 

*Each student riding the bus must wear a mask while on the bus.  Please provide a mask for your student to wear while on the bus.  It is important for the safety of the driver and the other students on the bus that everyone keeps their mask on while on the bus.  If your student takes off their mask while on the bus, you will receive a phone call reporting the incident.  

 

*Please check your child’s temperature each morning prior to the arrival of the bus.  If we are moved to warning level orange, the driver will check each student’s temperature as they load the bus.  

 

*Provide your child with a backpack or book bag.  Loose papers or other items are dangerous as children get off the bus.

 

*Make sure your child arrives at the designated bus stop five minutes early each day. Children who are late for the bus may panic and chase it, or run into the road.

 

*Insist that your child wait for the bus safely in an orderly fashion, back from the roadway. Behavior problems at the bus stop can create hazardous conditions for children.

 

*When the bus arrives, your child should wait for the bus driver’s signal before boarding. Children should board in single file.

 

*Teach your child to sit quietly on the ride to and from school. Behavior problems could distract the bus driver and result in an accident.

 

It is important that our drivers are able to concentrate on driving the route safely. If anything makes your child feel unsafe at the bus stop or on the bus ride, please contact the transportation office at 937-826-1102

 

We are deeply committed to the safety of your child as well as all our community’s children.

 

Thank you!

Neil Laughbaum

Director of Operations

Triad Local Schools

 

Please read the below rules to maintain accurate bus pickup and dropoff locations for your child.  These rules help us comply with Ohio Transportation Laws.

 

  • All students will be assigned to a regular bus stop closest to their home address.
  • Students may be required to walk up to 1/2 mile to a bus stop in towns and cul-de-sacs.
  • For children in PK, K, or grade 1, a parent/guardian/childcare provider must be present to receive the child at the bus dropoff location.
  • Only one pick up address and one drop off address is allowed.  Court ordered shared parenting and childcare will be the only exceptions.
  • If you need to make a permanent change to a bus stop location, please submit a written note to the school or follow the below link to submit a form to change your address.
  • All bus stop additions and changes need at least 48 hours to process.

 

FOR EMERGENCIES

  • Emergency requests for bus stop changes will only be approved in a family emergency situation.  Changes will only be approved if this form is received by noon and the alternative bus stop is already on the route.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent, not the school, to solve temporary scheduling problems by arranging rides or supervision with relatives or neighbors.

 

Click the link below to access the transportation change form.  If you have changed your address on Final Forms, please call the transportation office at 937-826-1102 to verify the bus changes.

Link to change your address

 

 

NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY PHONE THAT THE CHANGE REQUEST HAS BEEN APPROVED.

 

 To provide the safest environment for the students, the following rules apply while waiting for and riding the bus:

A) The school bus driver's authority and/or responsibility to maintain control of the pupils.

(B) The pupil's right to "due process" as provided for by the policies and procedures of the educating agency .

(C) Pupil management and safety instruction policies shall include the following:

(1) Pupils shall arrive at the bus stop before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

(2) Pupils must wait in a location clear of traffic and away from the bus stops.

(3) Behavior at the school bus stop must not threaten life, limb or property of any individual.

(4) Pupils must go directly to an available or assigned seat so the bus may safely resume motion.

(5) Pupils must remain seated keeping aisles and exits clear.

(6) Pupils must observe classroom conduct and obey the driver promptly and respectfully.

(7) Pupils must not use profane language.

(8) Pupils must refrain from eating and drinking on the bus except as required for medical reasons.

(9) Pupils must not use tobacco on the bus.

(10) Pupils must not have alcohol or drugs in their possession on the bus except for prescription medication required for a student.

(11) Pupils must not throw or pass objects on, from or into the bus.

(12) Pupils may carry on the bus only objects that can be held in their laps (see paragraph (J) of rule 3301-83-20 of the Administrative Code).

(13) Pupils must leave or board the bus at locations to which they have been assigned unless they have parental and administrative authorization to do otherwise.

(14) Pupils must not put head or arms out of the bus windows.

(15) Guidelines will be formulated for the use and storage of equipment and other means of assistance required by preschool and special needs children.

(16) Drivers and bus aides must have access to appropriate information about the child to the degree that such information might affect safe transportation and medical well-being. This information must be readily accessible in the transportation office. All such information is strictly confidential.

 

 

 The transportation office telephone number is 937-826-1102.

 

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