Transporting Our Students Safely
It is the goal of the North Canton Board of Education to provide transportation to and from school in a safe and efficient manner on our school buses. The rules and regulations for pupil transportation that are established by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio State Highway Patrol shall be followed consistently.
Any parent with questions or concerns about school bus stop times/locations, please contact the Transportation Office / Bus Garage at 330-497-5615. If you are moving, but staying within the district, please start the process with your building secretary. She will communicate the change and work with Transportation to issue you a new bus stop location and time.
Please review the Student Transportation Handbook for district rules and policies.
NCCS BUS GARAGE
Student Transportation Handbook
Section 3327.02 | Resolution declaring impracticality of transportation - offer of payment in lieu of transportation.
“Payment in Lieu” Process
“Payment in Lieu” Minimum/Maximum
Please call (330-497-5615) or email the Dept. of Transportation (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 24 hours in advance of any schedule changes.
If you are moving, but staying within the district, please start the process with your building secretary. She will communicate the change and work with Transportation to issue you a new bus stop location and time.
We ask that parents not request special busing to accommodate overnight visits, after school activities, socializing or other matters of convenience.
Busing or family transportation is determined the same way as it has been in years past but with new building locations, it is a good time to review. Distance from the student’s residence to school property determines whether transportation is provided by NCCS or not; distance is determined by the “walk” feature using Google Maps if you aren’t sure. NCCS bus transportation is provided using the following criteria:
Elementary students inside a school’s “radius” but separated from the Intermediate or Primary by Main Street or Applegrove Street WILL be offered NCCS busing.
We do everything we can to never leave a family without the transportation they rely on. The hiring of additional drivers this summer as well as the added staggering of building times will eliminate the cancellation of Primary and Intermediate routes, and make it very unlikely for cancellations for NCMS and Hoover.
Parents are responsible for the safety of their child(ren) while they are at the bus stop and for meeting the bus on time.
For the safety of the children, parents of K-2 students are asked to be at the bus stop or at least visible to the bus driver when the bus arrives or drops off their child. Drivers will keep the child(ren) on the bus with them until they are able to contact a parent/guardian. If the driver finishes their route and the parents/guardians have not been reached, the child(ren) will be returned to the school.
Parents are asked to have their child(ren) at the bus stop five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled arrival of the bus.