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Transportation

Bus route schedules for this school year will remain the same as last year's schedule. If there is any change in your child's bus stop or time your driver will contact you directly. If you are new to the district and need bus transportation please contact Randy Wilson at Randy.Wilson@japioneers.org.
 
For kindergarten bus schedules each bus driver will contact parents directly. We anticipate drivers will begin making those calls the week prior to the start of school.

From time to time during the school year parents may need to contact one of our bus drivers in case of an emergency during the time our buses are on the road. For safety reasons Ohio Law prohibits our bus drivers from using a cell phone while driving the bus. Your first step in case of an emergency would be to contact your child's building secretary. If you cannot reach the building secretary you would then call our central office at 614-873-5621. If neither of these contact options work you would then call our bus maintenance supervisor at 614-873-8419.
 
 
Mission Statement
The Jonathan Alder Transportation Staff strives to make the bus ride for all of our students as safe and pleasant as possible.  We operate within the State Laws, Rules, Regulations and District policies to maintain such a high level of safety for our students.  
 
Randy Wilson, Director of Transportation
Phone: (614) 733-3975
Randy.Wilson@japioneers.org  *preferred method of contact


We have a high level of caring among the drivers and your child becomes "one of their own" when it comes to safety, protecting and caring for each and every child.  If you have not had a chance to get to know your child's bus driver, I urge you to do so and soon you will see the level of caring we are talking about. 

Day Care Stop
If you are thinking about a day care stop, the stop must be on a current bus route and the bus must have the capacity to accommodate your child. You can call the Transportation Office (614-733-3975) and speak to Randy Wilson if you have questions about a sitter you are thinking about.   

Transportation to a Non-Public School
If your child attends a non-public school you may request for transportation to be provided.  This will be evaluated for practicality and eligibility.  
 
You may also request an in-lieu-of payment for transporting them yourself if the school is less than 30 minutes away.  Click here for the request form.

Safety
Crossing the Street
Parents, please talk to your children about the proper way to cross the street with a traffic light. The student drop-off in the afternoon at the old Plain City Elementary is an area where we need the most help as students cross the street against the light causing traffic to have to stop for them. This is a very safety sensitive matter as not all motorists will stop for the students when the light is green for them to proceed.
 
Plain City Elementary

Parents are not to drop students off in the bus loading area at the Old Plain City Elementary from 7:00AM to 7:30AM.  Drop-off is at the side of the building or at the library.  Under no circumstances are parents allowed to drop off on the street. We are working with the village to have the signs changed to mark the area in front of the old elementary as a "NO DROP-OFF ZONE".
 
High School 
Parents are not permitted to drop-off or pick-up students behind the High School.  Student drop-off and pick-up is in front of the High School only.  Parents should not be driving behind the High School.  Just before the start and the end of the school day a lot of transition takes place behind the school and taking the parent drop-off and pick-up out of this area is a must for all student's safety.
 
Siblings of high school students who do not attend the high school are not permitted to get on or off the bus at the high school in order to ride with the student driver. If parents wish for their high school student to transport younger siblings they must transport to or from the building of attendance. Parents are not permitted to drop off or pick up students who do not attend the high school at the high school. 
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