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Transportation

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) 873-4642
[email protected]  *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 (614-873-4642) 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 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.
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