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Transporting Our Students Safely

341 Wise Ave NE, North Canton, OH 44720-3417

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 download the Student Transportation Handbook for district rules and policies. 

Opt-Out: If you would prefer to opt out of the busing service, please submit your request here.

SAFETY ALERT: Do you know what to do when approaching a stopped school bus? Read this advisory from the North Canton Police Department.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who supervises children at the bus stops?
A: Parents are responsible for the safety of their child(ren) while they are at the bus stop and for meeting the bus on time. 

Q: How long will my child have to wait at the bus stop?
A: Parents are asked to have their child(ren) at the bus stop five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled arrival of the bus.

Q: What happens if I need to request a change because of my work schedule?
A: Please call (330-497-5615) or email the Dept. of Transportation (transportation@northcantonschools.org) at least 24 hours in advance of any schedule changes.

Q: Can my child ride home with a friend after school?
A: We ask that parents not request special busing to accommodate overnight visits, after school activities, socializing or other matters of convenience.

Q: Is it true that the bus driver will not let my child off the bus if I am not waiting at the stop?
A: 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.

Phone: 330-497-5615


Melissa Ellsworth
Bus Driver and Clearmount-Educational Assistant
Lynn Myers






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