From time to time, the transportation department will experience delays. Many factors affect the time that it takes to transport children to and from school. Some of the issues that could possibly cause a delay include the need for substitute drivers, children not feeling well, mechanical issues, and unusual traffic patterns.
With that in mind, please don’t be alarmed if students are dropped off after school on a schedule that fluctuates 10-15 minutes, or longer. While our drivers work extremely hard to stay on schedule, delays will happen. The safety of our students will always come first, and sometimes the routes will take a little longer.
If an unusual situation were to occur that would cause a long delay, our transportation department will contact parents with information. To help expedite this process, please remember to update contact information with the building secretaries.
School bus notes
With the safety of your child in mind, school transportation must remain consistent. Variable and alternating days will not be allowed. However, we realize that emergencies do occur. In the event of an emergency, parents will need to call Mr. Milt Saylerl @ (440) 965-4105 to see if a possible alternate bus route is available 24 hours in advance. If this one time change is approved, parents also need to send a note with the child to be given to the bus driver upon boarding. If Mr. Sayler does not have space available on a particular bus route or if a child does not bring a note, the one-time, temporary route change will be refused out of safety concerns.
The Transportation Department is currently seeking individuals looking for employment as Substitute Bus Drivers.
All interested individuals will need to complete an Employment Application and pass a Criminal Background Check, before being placed on the Substitute Calling List.
Applications can be emailed to Lseman@firelandsschools.org. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Board of Education at 440-965-5821.