Transportation
Canal Winchester Operations Center
955 West Walnut Street
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
(614) 833-2164

Dr. Mike Bruning mbruning@cwls.us
Director of Transportation
Jeannine Balsimo jbalsimo@cwls.us
Transportation Secretary
NEW Bus Application Online
Please fill out one application per student.  Some high school students do not qualify for transportation. Please read more info. Click this link to begin Bus Application 2014-15 
High School Walking Boundaries
Please view the listing of streets in the Canal Winchester School District.  Streets within walking distance of the high school are listed in RED. These high school students will not receive busing transportation Streets listed in BLACK will continue to receive busing. 
Substitute Bus Drivers Needed
The district is currently in dire need of substitute bus drivers.  Please print off the following forms and information.    
Reminder to Motorists
ORC 4511.75 Stopping for a stopped school bus...the summary of this law is: a driver of a vehicle, street car, or trackless trolley upon meeting or overtaking from EITHER direction any school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school child, shall stop at least ten feet from the front or rear of the school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed. 
When the bus is at a complete stop with red lights and stop sign flashing, you are not to pass the bus.  Any violation may result in a fine of up to $500.00.
School Transportation Guidelines
STUDENTSTUDENT

School bus transportation is a service provided by the Canal Winchester Local School District Board of Education and should be regarded as a privilege by students and parents. It is expected that those who ride CWLS school buses will observe classroom conduct at all times.

STUDENTS

  • Students should follow all directions the first time they are given.
  • Students are expected to observe classroom conduct at all times while on the bus.
  • Students must leave and board the bus at the designated stop, unless the student has a note signed by the building principal stating otherwise. This will be done only in emergencies, not for convenience.
  • Students are not to cross the street to enter or exit the bus until the driver motions them across.
  • Students must maintain absolute quiet at railroad crossings and other places of danger as specified by the driver.
  • Students are not permitted to bring items on the bus larger than those which can be held on the student’s lap. Animal, glass, or liquids are not permitted on CWLS school buses. (Ohio Revised Code 4511.76)

PARENTS

  • Parents are responsible for the safety and discipline of their children while going to and from the bus stop.
  • Parents are urged to have their children at the bus stop five (5) minutes ahead of time as buses operate on a time schedule, which does not permit waiting for tardy students. If a child’s bus is more than 15 minutes late, please contact the Transportation Department at 614-833-2164.
  • Parents will be monetarily responsible for any damage incurred to a bus by their children.
  • The school does not enter disputes involving parents and students before pick-up or after return to the bus stop.
  • Please do not discuss bus problems with the bus driver while he/she is on the route. This delays the schedule of the bus. Call the Transportation Department at 614-833-2164 to report concerns.

 

 

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