Welcome to the Transportation Department of Yellow Springs Schools!
It is our mission to transport the students of the district to and from school and school-related events in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. Everyone has a role and responsibility in the safety of our school transportation program. While the district is responsible for children once they board the bus, families are solely responsible for the safety and supervision of their children to and from the designated bus stop and while students wait for their bus. Parents/guardians of our youngest learners should take care to meet and receive their children at the bus stop. Children not met by their parents/guardians will be returned to their school building. Students are expected to abide by all conduct and safety rules while on school transportation.
All families need to complete a Transportation Application Form for students wishing to ride the school bus for the 2020-21 school year. Students will not be transported to and from school until this form has been completed, submitted, and eligibility for transportation has been verified.
Transportation Request Form
Students and their families will be encouraged to provide their own transportation to school during the COVID-19 pandemic to alleviate social distancing concerns on school bus transportation.
It is understood that some families may still need to utilize district transportation services. As such, Yellow Springs Schools may allow multiple students per seat depending on the situation (no more than two). The district will attempt to seat siblings together. Students will be loaded from the back to the front. If possible, every other seat will be utilized. Seating charts will be created and maintained to assist with contact tracing if necessary. When possible and safe, windows will be open to maximize air circulation. Hand sanitizer will be available on every bus.
In accordance with guidelines from Greene County Public Health (GCPH), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all drivers and students MUST wear a face mask while on the bus. Students will not be granted bus entry without wearing a face mask.