Transportation

Transportation

Transportation Department

School transportation for the Midview Local School District is available for students in grades K - 8.  It is the responsibility of the parent/student to arrange for transportation of high school students.
 
The Transportation Department's goal is to provide a safe, efficient, and economical method of transporting students to and from school on a daily basis.  The safety of students is the first consideration in all matters pertaining to transportation. 
 
The District provide transportation in compliance with State Law.  This fact does not relieve parents of students from the responsibility of supervision until such time as the student boards the bus in the morning and after the student exits the bus at the end of the school day. 
 
Transportation Director, Marsha Minney 
Transportation Secretary, Cindy Harbert
Transportation Secretary, Kim Williams 
Office Phone: 440-748-2125
 

If alternate transportation needs are required, please download the form to the right and return it to the Transportation Department as soon as possible.

 

Transportation Rules

A NOTICE TO JVS STUDENTS AND PARENTS

On days that Midview High School is not in session and the JVS is, JVS students are transported from Midview High School to the JVS in the morning at their regular time.  They are also then picked up at the JVS in the afternoon and transported back to Midview High School.  The only exception to this is on snow days.  If the Midview School District is closed due to weather conditions, buses do not run at all.  If the JVS is open on these days, students must find their own way to and from the JVS.

BUS STOP

  • Once a child boards the bus - and ONLY at that time - does he/she become the responsibility of the school.
  • The state law requires that students arrive at the bus stop five (5) minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • Students must wait at a Designated Point of Safety, clear of traffic and away from the edge of the road.

RULES FOR BEHAVIOR ON THE BUS

  1. Students must go directly to the first available seat.
  2. Students must remain seated keeping aisles and exits clear.  Back to the back of the seat.  Seat on the seat.  Feet on the floor.
  3. Students may talk but cannot yell.
  4. Students cannot swear or use abusive language, make sexual comments or threaten others.
  5. Students cannot eat, drink or chew gum.
  6. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and weapons (including pocket knives) are never allowed on buses.
  7. Students cannot bring anything on the bus that cannot fit on the student's lap.  Books, instruments, coats, etc., must be on lap.
  8. Students cannot bring class projects, animals, sticks, glass objects, laser lights, cell phones, electronic games, skate boards, etc. on the bus.
  9. Students must not put arms or head out of windows.  Windows are opened at the discretion of the driver.
  10. Students must not throw or pass objects on, from, or into the bus.
  11. Students must obey the driver promptly and respectfully.
  12. Students cannot litter or damage the inside of the bus.
  13. Students must be silent when the bus is crossing railroad tracks.
  14. For your own safety, DO NOT DISTRACT THE DRIVER THROUGH MISBEHAVIOR.

THESE RULES ARE PART OF THE STATE LAW AND ARE BINDING ON THE SCHOOL, THE PARENT, AND THE STUDENT.

While law requires the school district to furnish transportation to students living beyond two miles in grades K-8, it does not relieve parents from the responsibility of supervision of students until such time as their child boards the bus in the morning and after the child leaves the bus at the end of the school day.

Ohio School Bus Traffic Laws

 On a road with fewer than four lanes, all traffic approaching a stopped school bus from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of bus and remain stopped until the bus begins to move or the bus driver signals motorists to proceed.

On a road with fewer than four lanes, all traffic approaching a stopped school bus from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of the bus.

 If the bus is stopped on a street with four or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop.

If the bus is stopped on a street with four or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bust must stop.

School Bus Safety Tips

Amber (Yellow) Lights 

Amber (yellow) flashing lights at the top of the bus indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Although you are not required to stop when the amber lights are flashing, you should be prepared to stop as soon as the bus comes to a full stop.

Red Lights/Stop Arm

When the bus stops, red lights on the top of the bus will begin flashing, signaling drivers that children are entering or exiting the bus and may be crossing the street.  In addition, a stop arm with flashing red lights extends out on the left side of the bus.  Stop and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before starting to drive again. 

Safety Tips 

  • Never pass a school bus on the right.
  • All school buses must stop before crossing railroad tracks.
  • Never pass a bus at a railroad crossing.
  • Be aware of school zone signals and always obey the posted speed limits.

Failure to stop for a school bus adds 2 points to your license in Ohio and is punishable by fines up to $500. You must appear in court and the judge has the discretion to suspend your driver's license for up to one year.  A driver who injures a pedestrain while failing to comply with school bus safety laws can face both criminal charges and civil liability.  Those liabilities can include the victim's medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. 

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