Transportation

Transportation Supervisor

Dan DeNicola

DDeNicola@oberlinschools.net

(440) 776-4697

Transportation Coordinator

Theresa Klingshirn

tklingshirn@oberlinschools.net

(440)774-1458 ext 4598

Pam Carter

Transportation Assistant

Pam Carter

pcarter@oberlinschools.net

(440)776-4506

Attention Parents/Guardians:

It is the Oberlin City School district’s policy to bus all kindergarten students as well as all students that live one mile or more from the school they attend. Eligibility status may have changed for children entering the 1st, 3rd, 6th and 9th grades. Please contact the Oberlin City Schools Administration office at 776-4506, 776-4697 or pcarter@oberlinschools.net to determine bus eligibility for the upcoming school year. Please note that Space Available and Alternate Stop Requests are non-renewed annually and new requests will not be approved until late September when ridership numbers are confirmed. Thank you!

Bus routes are set by the Transportation Dept and are approved by the Board of Education annually with safety being the top priority and efficiency being an important consideration.

Each student will be designated one bus stop for pick up and drop off, five days a week. Please remember that stops may not be identical to those from last year. Routes and times may change slightly with new student enrollments at any time.

During the first two weeks of school there is a minimum of a 15 minute window for the school bus to arrive. Buses may run behind due to new students and numerous stop adjustments, after the first few weeks of school the bus will be on a regular schedule and stops/arrivals will only vary slightly depending on mechanical failures or other unforeseen delays.

It is the Oberlin City School district’s policy to bus all kindergarten students as well as all students that live one mile or more from the school they attend. Eligibility status may have changed for children entering the 1st, 3rd, 6th and 9th grades. Please contact the Oberlin City Schools Transportation Dept 776-4598 or tklingshirn@oberlinschools.net to determine bus eligibility. Email is the most efficient means to communicate with the department. The transportation team is handling inquiries as quickly as possible. If you have emailed or left a voice mail, please be assured that the team is looking into your concern.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE AVAILABLE AND ALTERNATE STOP REQUESTS ARE NON-RENEWED ANNUALLY AND NEW REQUESTS WILL NOT BE APPROVED UNTIL LATE SEPTEMBER WHEN RIDERSHIP NUMBERS ARE CONFIRMED.

https://www.oberlinschools.net/our-district/transportation

THE FOLLOWING ROUTES SHOULD HELP YOU DETERMINE when and WHERE YOUR CHILD'S DESIGNATED BUS STOP IS LOCATED.

These stops are current as of August 15, 2018.

18-19 Bus Routes

Meet Our Phoenix Bus Drivers:

Mikah Jones

Theresa Klingshirn

Ann Green

Amy McCown

Cynthia Stewart

Oberlin City Schools transports over 300 students each day. Getting students to and from school every school day is a huge task and among the most complex responsibilities entrusted to Oberlin City Schools. We take this responsibility as an honor and privilege. We would like to thank you for entrusting your child with us each morning and afternoon.

School bus transportation services are offered to eligible students who live within the boundaries of Oberlin City Schools. The district provides transportation to students living over a 1-mile radius from their home schools. We also provide transportation to ALL Pre-School and Kindergarten students in the district. All of our Pre-School and Kindergarten students receive door to door pick up and drop off services.

Students are expected to be outside at their designated bus stops 5 minutes before expected bus arrival.

Oberlin City Schools - Yellow-Bus Stops

Students are assigned to Board-approved bus stops for efficiency. Routes are designed according to state and district safety operating procedures and industry best practices. Routes are designed to serve the maximum amount of students and keep the trips as short as possible.


Shuttle Information

Oberlin City Schools offer shuttle transportation services for our students who attend JVS, between our schools for AM and PM routes, and to other community programs. Please view our Shuttle Information or call our transportation department at 440-776-4697.


Safety First

School transportation services are designed with the "Safety First" concept in mind. All services meet or exceed local, state and national statutes and regulations. Bus drivers are screened, trained and licensed in accordance with state and national statutes and regulations. Buses are maintained and inspected in accordance with state statutes and regulations. Safety is a continuous process due to changing conditions.

To assure student safety, the district will require parents to complete an Alternate Drop Off / Pick Up Location Form. This will allow the district to have documentation and parent permission safe drop off and pick up locations. The district will review all forms within 10 days. Please complete the form and return it the Oberlin City School Board of Education.


Space Availability Form:

All school buses have a maximum number of students to transport by law. This is to assure student safety while on the bus. If you are an Oberlin City School student and wish to ride on the school bus and live within one of our routes, you will need to complete a Space Availability Form. This form will allow your child(s) to ride the bus if there is space on the bus and do not increase the bus route time. We will review all Space Available Forms in the middle of September. Please complete the form and return the form to Oberlin City Schools Board of Education.

Interested in becoming one our of Bus Drivers, please call our office today at 440-776-4697

Transportation Guidelines Summary

JVS Information:

Pick Up - Bus 14: 7:00 AM

Mid Day - Bus 6: 10:20 AM to Oberlin High School

Mid Day - Bus 14: 11:40 AM from Oberlin High School

Return - Bus 6: 2:00 PM


Shuttle Information:

AM Shuttle Busses From Eastwood Elementary to Prospect Elementary:

Bus #2 departing at 8:05

Bus #16 departing at 8:12


AM Shuttle Busses from Prospect Elementary to Eastwood Elementary

Bus #22


AM Shuttle from Langston Middle School to Prospect Elementary

Bus #21


PM Shuttle Busses From Prospect Elementary to Eastwood Elementary:

Bus #2 3:35

Bus #16 3:40


PM Shuttle Bus from Langston Middle School to Prospect Elementary

Bus #22 At Dismissal


PM Shuttle Bus from Eastwood Elementary to Prospect Elementary

Bus #3 At Dismissal

Bus #21 At Dismissal


PM Shuttle from Eastwood Elementary to Prospect Elementary/Boys and Girls Club

Bus #22


Students attending the Eastwood Elementary After School Enrichment Program Should board one of the listed shuttle busses from Prospect Elementary to Eastwood Elementary.