Policy Information Regarding Transportation

It is our privilege and pleasure to furnish students with the safest transportation possible as they travel between home and school and on school-related trips. In order to protect all students riding Olentangy school buses, safety precautions are a must! Your help is needed because safety is everyone’s responsibility!

All students are to understand that the bus driver is in charge of the bus at all times. Any student who repeatedly violates the safety precautions and/or conduct rules may be denied the privilege of riding the bus and is subject to other disciplinary action to be determined by the Principal and/or Transportation Coordinator. To that end, the following conduct rules are called to your attention:

  1. Students must arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. The bus will not wait. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  2. Students must wait quietly in a location clear of traffic and away from the bus stop. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  3. Student behavior at bus stops must not threaten life, limb, or property of any individual. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  4. Students must go directly to an available or assigned seat. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  5. Students must remain seated, keeping aisles and exits clear. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  6. Students must observe classroom conduct. All school rules apply on the bus. Obey the driver promptly and respectfully. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  7. Students must be courteous and respectful to fellow students and to the bus driver. (School Policy)
  8. Students must not engage in loud talking or laughing, excessive horseplay, or fighting. (School Policy)
  9. Unnecessary confusion diverts the driver’s attention and might result in a serious accident. (School Policy)
  10. Students must not use profane or abusive language. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  11. Students must refrain from chewing gum, eating and drinking on the bus except as required for medical reasons. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  12. Students must not use tobacco, or related products, on the bus. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  13. Students must not have alcohol or drugs in their possession on the bus except for prescription mediation required for student. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  14. Students must not throw or pass objects on, from, or into the bus. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  15. Students may carry on the bus only objects that can be held in their laps. No living creatures are permitted. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  16. Students must treat bus equipment as one would treat valuable furniture in his/her home. Vandalism will not be tolerated. Keep the bus clean and sanitary. (School Policy)
  17. Students must not extend any part of their bodies out of the bus windows. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  18. Students are to remain absolutely quiet at railroad crossings until the bus is the whole way across and the driver says it is OK to talk. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  19. Students must leave or board the bus at locations to which they have been assigned unless they have written parental and administrative authorization to do otherwise. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)

Additional Olentangy policy information may be found at this link.

Last updated: April 17, 2012