Transportation

Bill Clifton
Bill Clifton
Assistant Superintendent

419-238-0648
b_clifton@vwcs.net

 

 

2019-2020 TRANSPORTATION PROCEDURES

 


BUS RULES

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2020-2021 SHUTTLE BUS INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

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WHEN TO STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS IN OHIO

Graphic depicting various scenarios of when cars must stop for a school bus on two-, three- and four-lane roads


VWCS RESTRICTED HOURS / SCHOOL ZONE FLASHERS

Photo of school zone flasher with restricted hours posted

The speed limit of the school zone on State Route 118 South (between Van Wert Middle / High School and Van Wert Elementary School) is reduced to 20 MPH during the following times:

7:35 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

 

The speed limit of the school zone on E. Ervin Rd. (in front of the Van Wert Early Childhood Center) is reduced to 20 MPH during the following times:

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 

*Restricted hours will be adjusted to accommodate school delays. 

 


National School Bus Safety Week

October 19 - 23, 2020

 

 


Roads are becoming busier and distractions more complex, causing students to be more at risk than ever before. A 2019 NASDPTS survey identified 95,000 illegal passes across 39 states in a single day; that's over 17 million near misses in one school year.

 

Watch a short Back-to-School Road Safety Tips for drivers and students video to learn when motorists must stop for a bus, as well as loading and unloading tips for students. 

 


School Bus Safety Week

Do you know when to stop for a school bus in Ohio?

9/29/20 School Bus Traffic Laws for the State of Ohio

The following graphic is a visual representation of when drivers must stop for a school bus in the state of Ohio:

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FCCLA stuents pose beside a bus with their banners and yard signs

2/27/20 VWHS FCCLA Students Receive FACTS Grant to Promote Bus Safety

Van Wert High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students are raising awareness for the growing concern of bus safety after receiving a $1,000 grant from Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS).

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2019 School Bus Safety Week flyer

10/25/19 National School Bus Safety Week

Every day in Ohio 800,000 children ride more than 15,000 school buses between their homes and schools. School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio’s children, and National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-25, serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community about the importance of keeping our children safe.

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State Highway Patrol troopers pose in front of a VWCS school bus

9/27/19 Troopers to Ride Buses to Catch Stop Arm Violators

School has been back in session for a few weeks but already bus drivers have been reporting violations of safety laws. Van Wert City Schools Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton surveyed their 13 bus drivers and found that so far this year around 40-50 people have run the bus stop lights.

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