25796 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH. 44028 | phone - 440-236-5008 | fax - 440-236-8817
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Transportation Department
Alan Cantrell, Transportation Supervisor
 
 
Columbia Local School District
Transportation Department
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028

Phone: (440) 236-8222
Fax: (440) 236-1231
 
 
Announcements
May 9, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians:
RE: Transportation of Students in Grades K-8

SINGLE LOCATION PICK-UP:
Students utilizing bus service will be picked-up and/or dropped-off by a Columbia bus at a single location, morning and afternoon, for the entire school year. For routing and planning purposes this location will be a designated bus stop assigned at or near your home address.

To accommodate daycare and sitters, families may change this address to another single, designated location within District boundaries. This change will be in effect for the entire school year. No day-to-day, week-to-week, or morning/afternoon changes will be permitted.

ALTERNATE TRANSPORATION REQUEST:
Parents requesting to designate a location other than their child’s home address for pick-up and drop-off must complete an Alternate Transportation Form.

To ensure appropriate bus scheduling for the 2017/18 school year, this form is to be submitted to the Columbia Local Schools Transportation Department on or before June 5, 2017.

An Alternate Transportation Form is enclosed. Please call the Transportation Department at 440/236-8222 if you have questions or need any further guidance.

BUS ROUTE CHANGES:
Any changes made to the bus routes due to road construction projects or growth in student population will be posted on our website: www.columbia.k12.oh.us . Parents/guardians will also be notified via our all-call notification system.

Sincerely,
Al Cantrell
Transportation Supervisor
 

 
BUS RULES:

Columbia Local School District bus regulations for students are as follows: (Board Policy JFCC-R)

  1. Pupils shall arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes before the bus is
       scheduled to arrive.
  2. Pupils must wait at the designated point of safety and stay clear   
        of traffic.
  3. Behavior at school bus stops must not threaten life, limb, or     
        property.
  4. Pupils must go directly to their assigned seat.
  5. Pupils must remain properly seated, keeping aisles, windows, and
        exits clear.
  6. Pupils must maintain classroom conduct and obey the driver
        promptly and respectfully.
  7. Pupils must use proper language at all times. Pupils should avoid
        any unnecessary disturbing noises and must be silent at railroad
        crossings.
  8. Pupils must refrain from eating or drinking on the bus and help keep
         the bus clean.
  9. Pupils must not possess or use tobacco on the bus.
10. Pupils must not possess or use alcohol or drugs on the bus.
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 safely
         in their laps.  (No animals, large instruments, etc.)
13. Pupils must leave or board the bus at locations to which they have
         been assigned.
14. Pupils must not violate the school conduct code.
15. Pupils must cross all roads at least ten (10) feet in front of the bus.
         Before crossing, look to the driver for a hand signal.
 

 
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION:
 
Does your child need to be transported to an address other than your residence?  Please carefully read the following form for instructions:
 
 
 
Resources
Staff
 
Alan Cantrell, supervisor
 
Elizabeth Aniol, secretary
 
John Pilagonia, technician
 
Margaret Cogar, driver
 
Maureen Hughes, driver
 
Claire Karl, driver
 
Wendy Metzger, driver
 
Patti Parkison, driver
 
David Rafter, driver
 
Jacalyn Ramsey, driver
 
Sharon Reyes, driver
 
 
Carol Theodus, driver
 
 
 
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“To provide the students of our community with the opportunity for a balanced education from a staff dedicated to each student’s success.”
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