UPDATED Information and Reminders about Transportation for Geneva Schools (2018-2019)

Attached is a letter that was provided to students on Thursday, September 13, 2018 during the afternoon bus routes.  If a student was absent, they may have been missed or they may receive a letter on Friday, September 14th. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you!

TransportationInformation.pdf

 

 

Geneva Transportation News

The Geneva Transportation Department does their best to make sure all students who receive transportation arrive to school and back home safely.  Please remember that during the first few weeks of school and during inclement weather, buses may run late.  Students should be at their bus stop / location at least five minutes prior to their designated time.  If you have transportation questions, please contact the transportation department at (440) 466-4831  Ext. 1198. 

 

Current Transportation:  The Geneva Area City Schools has received numerous calls in regards to transportation for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  Even with the recent passage of the levy, transportation services have not been fully restored.  The previous reductions are still necessary since no additional funds will be received from the school district income tax levy until April 2019.  The district will review its finances and make a determination on transportation for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

For the current school year, transportation will operate as it did during the second semester of the 2017-2018 year.  There will be no bus transportation for students in grades 9-12 (Geneva High School students).  Students in grades K to 8 will receive bus transportation if the student’s home address is two miles or more from the student’s home school.  This does not apply for students who are open enrollment in the district.  Families that choose open enrollment are responsible for their child’s transportation regardless of the distance from the school. 

 

For Your Information… If issues exists during the year in which the Superintendent’s office is notified (including late buses, bus changes, weather delays,…), an informational banner will be placed on the Geneva Schools’ website with up-to-date details.  Please check for emergency messages or information on the website at www.genevaschools.org.

 

REMINDER TO ALL… Help our students stay safe this school year!

With the recent changes on Route 20 (going west) and other roads in the Geneva School District with two way traffic and a turning lane, please remember the following: 

 

On a two lane roadway, drivers traveling in both directions must stop for school buses.  By law, drivers must remain stopped until the bus is in motion again, lights are off or the bus driver signals that traffic can proceed.  This would include all roadways with two lanes and a turning lane.  In addition, the turning lane should not be used to pass a stopped school bus unless signaled by the bus driver.

 

On a road with four or more lanes, drivers on the opposite side of a stopped school bus do not need to stop. Only vehicles on the same side of the roadway are required to stop.  This law is applicable in Ohio, but not in all other states.  On roads with four or more lanes, Ohio law requires school buses pick up students on the same side of the road that the passenger lives on. 

 

A driver not following the laws above can face up to a $500 fine and a temporarily suspended license.

 

 Please click to see the Bus Routes for the 2018 - 2019 School Year: 

Bus Routes for GENEVA SCHOOLS  2018_2019

 

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