Eric Shafner, Transportation Manager
Transportation Questions - 937-832-5050
The Danger Zone, 10 feet in all directions around the bus, is talked about in great detail with students. Statistics say that most of the accidents that occur to bus riders are within the Danger Zone. Drivers are trained from the start to always check and recheck their mirrors; giving them a full view of the Danger Zone. Students should always be watching their driver and stay far enough out in front of the bus to be seen.
Children must be reminded regularly to face the front, keep their feet out of the aisle, and sit properly in their seats. In the unlikely event of a bus accident, the best place for the student is to be properly seated in his/her seat.
- Keep all body parts inside the bus windows
- No live pets on the bus
- No eating or drinking on the bus
- Always use your inside voice on the bus
- Wear jackets and book bags to keep your hands free to use the handrails
- Always watch for the driver to signal when it is safe to cross the street
- Look both ways before crossing to the curb
- Never get up before the bus comes to a stop
- Be at the bus stop five minutes before your bus arrives, and line up in a single file line when the bus comes to a stop.
WHAT CAN PARENTS DO TO HELP?
- Please review the bus rider code of conduct with your children and make sure they understand the rules and regulations.
- Please make sure your children are at the bus stop five minutes before bus arrival.
- Please remind your children to be polite while boarding the bus and while waiting at the bus stop.
- Please advise their children to obey and respect the bus driver, who has full responsibility for the student’s safety.
- Parents who drive their children to school are reminded to follow the drop off and pick up guidelines at each school and to avoid parking in bus lanes.
- Please be aware that buses cannot stop at every house. In most cases, corner stops are the most convenient and cause fewer traffic problems.
Northmont buses will be traveling the many streets of the district and although a bus may pass by a student’s home, it may not be the bus transporting to that particular child's school. All vehicle operators are reminded that when a school bus is stopped to load or unload students and the stop bar is extended, passing the school bus is illegal.
Northmont has a team of three vehicle maintenance technicians and a fuel attendant to keep our fleet of 50 school buses and 20 auxiliary vehicles in top condition. This team has achieved over 30 years of perfect inspections from the Ohio State Patrol for annual school bus inspections. These individuals work very hard to make sure the safety of Northmont students is their number one priority.
SCHOOL BUS DRIVING - COULD IT BE FOR YOU?
Northmont City Schools operates a fleet of fifty school buses on daily routes, transporting about 5000 students over 2800 miles on a daily basis. We not only bus students to Northmont's schools, but we deliver approximately 500 students to area non-public schools and MVCTC. To accomplish this daily task we need a cadre of drivers and bus assistants with a sizeable number of substitute staff.
Have you ever considered driving a school bus? A bus driver's normal workday is from 6:30- 9:15 A.M. and 2:30-4:45 P.M. We are constantly looking for a few good substitute drivers to fill in for our regular drivers. You could be that person! If you have children in school this job could be what you've been looking for to supplement the family income. You are working when your children are in school, and you are off when they are off.
We train you for your CDL exam and you are paid while you train. Northmont hires full time drivers from our substitute driver pool. As a regular driver for Northmont you have full time benefits with a part time schedule.
- Health Insurance
- Sick Leave
- Personal Leave
- Competitive Wage
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Board of Education Office, 4001 Old Salem Rd., Englewood, OH 45322, 937-832-5000