Departments

Transportation

2017-18 transportation staff in front of bus

About

     
Tracy Sprague Marcum   Transportation Supervisor
Bev Smith   Secretary
Address:

  Oak Hills Transportation Department
6465 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH  45248
Phone:   513-574-2161
Email:  

[email protected] 

[email protected]

 


Oak Hills Local School District transports students in kindergarten through Grade 8 who live two miles or more from their home school.  Transportation is based on your residential address.

The Transportation Department determines routes, bus stops, assigns drivers for classroom and/or athletic field trips and plans for inclement weather. We currently have 44 drivers, 15 bus aides and 10 crossing guards that work to keep our students safe every day!

Our department transports:  1,833 public school students, 633 parochial school students and 315 specialized students, with a total of 2,781 students every day of the school year.

We have three mechanics that service our 41 school buses, district vans, maintenance vehicles and lawn equipment throughout the district.

All students are required to be at their bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick up time. We will not wait for students who are not at their stops. This is for the safety of your children.

Bus Passes and Rules

Bus passes for the 2021-2022 school year will be mailed on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.

District Bus Conduct Rules

School Transportation News for Parents October 2020

Special Needs Children

Oak Hills Transportation provides services for 315 special needs children. Parents must notify the Transportation Office if their child will not be riding the bus that day. One of the mechanics is “on duty” at 5:30 a.m. to take calls. Parents can also call the office number 574-2161 to report a child not riding at any time.

Field Trips

Contact Bev Smith at [email protected] or Tracy Marcum at [email protected] for information concerning field trip times, available dates and cost. All approved paperwork should be completed and received by Transportation Office at least 15 days in advance of the trip. All classroom field trips must be between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. That is leaving school at 9:00 a.m. and returning to your building by 2:00 p.m.

Caregiver Information

Transportation is based on a student's home address (the address the school district has on record). If a family needs a child transported to a caregiver, the family must first qualify from its home address before the Transportation Department can consider a caregiver pick-up or drop-off. The caregiver's address must also qualify for transportation, and must be on an established bus route. We are unable to reroute our full-sized buses for caregiver transportation if we do not have a bus in the area.

If your child needs transportation to a caregiver, please email the Transportation office a permission letter giving us permission to pick up, drop off or both at the caregiver's home. Please include the caregiver's name, address and the contact number of both the caregiver and the parent.

Since Oak Hills transportation is considered public transportation, under the newest federal guidelines both students and drivers are required to wear a mask while they are on the bus.

If you have questions, please call or email Transportation Supervisor Tracy Sprague Marcum, 513-574-2161, or [email protected]