CURRENT STATE OF JA TRANSPORTATION:
The transportation department truly appreciates the adjustments and patience families have demonstrated through these past few months while we have been experiencing a shortage of drivers. Our current drivers are doing a fantastic job but injuries, illness, and family emergencies have created a void. We are doing our best to make sure everyone is picked up and dropped off on time. We are aware that altering routes to provide coverage has caused some confusion and has not always been smooth.
Misti Albanese, Transportation Coordinator [email protected]
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. Take a moment to get to know your child's bus driver.
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.
Day Care Stop
If you are thinking about a daycare stop, the stop must be on a current bus route and the bus must have the capacity to accommodate your child. Please talk with the Transportation director or clerk if you have questions about a sitter you are considering.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
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".
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.
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