Welcome to the Transportation Department of Avon Lake City Schools!


St. Joseph Students:
 
St. Joes parents, due to Avon Lake City Schools not starting until Tuesday the 22nd, your buses on Monday, August 21st may be 5 to 10 off on times for your first day of school.  Buses will definitely have your students home in the afternoon earlier as they do not have to go to Troy School.

Birchwood & Albert Einstein parents, please note the change made to your students bus stops.  They are now being shuttled to their bus at Troy School on the Troy/St. Joes routes.  If you are unsure of their bus stop, please feel free to call the bus garage.

Bus Riders:

Bus routes will be posted to the schools website the week of August 15th.  Please note that students rolling from kindergarten to 1st grade, 4th grade to 5th grade at Troy and 6th grade to 7th grade at Learwood, will be assigned an AM & PM bus stop. 

Buses transport to and from all of the commercial daycare centers in Avon Lake for all of the Elementary schools and Troy school.  Elementary students must have the same bus stop all 5 days for either AM or PM buses.  Ex; students can be bused from home in the AM (all 5 days) and to the daycare in the PM (all 5 days) or vice versa but they CANNOT be bused to the daycare 3 days and home the other 2 days for AM and/or PM.

State Law mandates that bus stops can be up to ½ mile from the students home but we try to accommodate stops to be at the nearest corner to your residence.  Kindergarten students do not have driveway bus stops except at the midday time for half day kindergarten students.  Buses do not go into cul-de-sacs.

State Law also requires students to be at the bus stop (at their “Place of Safety”, which is determined by the bus driver) 5 minutes prior to the scheduled stop time.  These times may be subject to change within the first couple of weeks of school but we will communicate these times changes by written communication from the bus driver if your route will be affected.  If you are new to the district or perhaps made a move within the district, be sure to contact the Registrar and/or your student(s) school with any changes.  We are receiving additions/changes/deletions on a daily basis which does affect the routing and times, so be sure to check back to the schools website for the most current copy of routing with those times. 

We look forward to getting the new school year underway and appreciate everyone’s patience the first week of school as drivers and students are getting settled into their routines.  It is very common for buses to be running late the first week of school, especially in the afternoon.  The buses are always delayed leaving the schools as they are making sure that all students have gotten on the correct buses, learning students names and assigning seats.  I hope that this information has been helpful and has answered many of the questions that we do receive here at the bus garage.

Thank you,

 

Sue M. Cole
Transportation Supervisor 

 
 
 

Contact Information:  

Sue Cole, Transportation Director
Christine Vorisek, Assistant to the Transportation Director

Transportation Phone: 440 933-9802

Address:  
Avon Lake City Schools
Transportation Center

33480 Pin Oak Parkway
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

  • AM Bus Routes
  • PM Bus Routes
  • The bus runs may be updated, so continue to check the website for updates to your student's bus route.    
  • All stops and times are subject to change.
  • Please have students at their bus stop in the "Driver's Designated Place of Safety" five minutes prior to scheduled bus stop time of arrival.    
  • A parent of one of the students should be present at all bus stops, both for pick up and drop off.
  • Students must follow all Bus Safety Rules to maintain riding privileges.
  • Remember, buses could be running late the first few days of schools.
  • The Drivers will do their best to keep to the scheduled bus route.