Transportation Department

Transportation Department

The mission of the North Ridgeville City Schools Transportation Department is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient method of transportation to and from school for each of the students under our care.

New School Year Busing Information

During the first week of school, we ask you to please be patient with the transportation department as we work hard to get your child to and from school safely. In the PM the buses, will be running late for the first few days until students learn where their bus is parked and driver's checking attendance to make sure they have the correct students on board. 

Please have your child standing at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive at the designated place of safety which is required by law and our policy. Waiting in a vehicle is strictly prohibited regardless of in climate weather. (About 20 steps from the roadway in the driveway at a house stop or if on a corner the intersecting sidewalk, your driver will assign the best appropriate place). Your driver will use a hand signal for right or left side (pick up and drop off) to indicate when your child should check in both directions to make sure it is safe, clear of traffic or pedestrians to proceed to or discharge from the bus.  It is required by law and our policy for your child to go the designated place of safety once dropped off at the bus stop and to stay there until the bus leaves the stop location so that the driver can account for where your child is outside of the bus at all times for their safety.  We give an estimated drop off time due to we cannot guarantee how many children will be riding the bus home each day and current traffic conditions.  If you have any questions or if you find this information to be incorrect please don't hesitate to email or call our office at (440) 327-4422.

Bus Routes For 2018-19 School Year

ECLC/St. Paul AM/St. Jude PM
Liberty School
Academic Center/St. Peter/St. Jude AM 

Parents of students that are attending Ranger High-Tech Academy, busing information can be viewed in the Parent Portal. 

JVS AND LCA Busing Information

Lorain County JVS students and LCA students will ride bus 41 or 49 to and from the JVS. The bus will pull out of the high school circle at 7 a.m. Once the bus pulls out of the circle it will not stop to pick students in the parking lot. Students need to be at the bus no later than 6:55 a.m. If you are driving your student to school, please do not pull your vehicle into the circle for drop off or pick up. The bus will arrive back from JVS/LCA around 2:45-2:50 p.m. Busing will start on August 27, 2018. If you have any questions, call the transportation department or email transportation supervisor Tammy Butler or administrative assistant Melissa Phelps.

JVS Transportation Form For 2018-19 School Year

If your student is using the bus to be transported to JVS for the 2018-19 school year, CLICK HERE to fill out the JVS transportation form.  

Out-of-District Transportation Form for 2018-19 School Year

If your student is using the bus to be transported to a school that is out of the district, CLICK HERE to fill out the out-of-district transportation form.  

General Information

 Transportation Signup for New Students

Transportation signup for new students can be done by filling out the NRCS Parent Portal and during the point of new student enrollment. Please note you must first complete the registration process and be enrolled prior to requesting transportation. To enroll your child at North Ridgeville City Schools you must complete an enrollment packet for each student and schedule a registration appointment. An appointment can be made by calling Central Office at (440)-327-4444. 

After completion of the registration pack and appointment families should follow up with the bus garage within 3-5 business days to confirm the transportation start date and assignment. CLICK HERE to be directed to the Registration and Enrollment page. 

Changing existing transportation/adding transportation for current students

If your address has changed, or you are an existing student that would like to have transportation (and is eligible for transportation) please fill out the Change of Address form located in the Parent Portal. For questions, contact Transportation Supervisor Tammy Butler or Administrative Assistant Melissa Phelps.

                                                                    Variance Form 

If your student requires pickup or drop off (5 days per week) to a location that is different from the current home address, a variance form needs to be completed. The variance form can be found through the Parent Portal. Remember this is a permanent change to the pick up or drop off location (such as a babysitter or daycare) and cannot change from week to week. 

For questions on bus routes, please contact (440)-327-4422. Please note it is suggested that parents who are calling about non-emergency items wait until the hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as this is when bus routes are not taking place.
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