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A school bus on the street is in the background. Two iPhones are featured, each with the Stopfinder app open showing a map with a bus on it and bus route information.

Poland Local School District is excited to announce that in the 2024-2025 school year, the district will be implementing Stopfinder, an advanced parent app for school bus route and stop information. This initiative aims to enhance the communication between the transportation department and parents, providing real-time updates and ensuring the safety and efficiency of our school bus services.

Poland Bus Drivers at table eating breakfast, Poland Schools Logo. A bus with a bulldog is placed over the photo. May 6, 2024 is Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Ohio.

Monday, May 6 is Ohio School Bus Driver Appreciation Day! At Poland Local Schools, we are so thankful and appreciative of our school bus drivers and the many miles, pick-ups and drop-offs, field trips, and smiles they provide for us every day. Make sure to send your school bus driver a wave or shout-out on Monday!

2023 Bus Drivers

Thank you, Barb Raybuck, Poland Local Schools Bus Driver, for your service to the district over the years! Barb is retiring now after 25 years of dedication to students and the school district.

School Bus Rules and Regulations

The privilege of riding the school bus is earned by exhibiting good behavior while on the bus. School buses are an extension of regular school facilities and students are expected to conduct themselves on the buses as they do when they are in the school building. School bus drivers have the responsibility and authority to enforce these rules and regulations.

State law mandates we enforce these rules and regulations:

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST BE AT A DESIGNATED PLACE OF SAFETY DETERMINED BY THE DRIVER. EXAMPLE : PLACE OF SAFETY IS 10 FEET FROM THE STREET ON YOUR DRIVEWAY.
  • STUDENTS SHOULD BE AT THEIR BUS STOP (5) FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE BUS ARRIVAL TIME.
  • STUDENTS MUST GO DIRECTLY TO AN AVAILABLE SEAT OR ASSIGNED SEAT AND REMAIN SEATED. KEEP AISLES CLEAR. NO STANDING.
  • NO EATING, DRINKING OR CHEWING GUM, OR USE OF TOBACCO ON THE BUS.
  • STUDENTS MUST NOT PUT ARMS, HEADS OR THROW OBJECTS OUT THE WINDOW.
  • WINDOWS MAY BE OPENED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE BUS DRIVER.
  • STUDENTS MUST LEAVE OR BOARD THE BUS AT THE LOCATION THEY HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED UNLESS THEY HAVE PARENTAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORIZATION TO DO OTHERWISE.
  • MARKING OR POKING HOLES IN SEATS IS NOT PERMITTED.
  • CONTINUED DISORDERLY CONDUCT OR PERSISTENT REFUSAL TO FOLLOW THE RULES PRESENTS A SAFETY HAZARD WHICH CAN RESULT IN LOSING BUS RIDE PRIVILEGES.

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Transportation Director

Megan Roemer

Megan Roemer

Director of Transportation, Administration