STOW-MUNROE FALLS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE PROGRESS REPORT - 9/6/19
SMFCSD TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT 10/7/19
The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District’s Fleet Management Department is committed to providing safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation services for students.
The department provides school bus transportation for 2,800 students every day. This includes taking eligible students to and from school, identified non-public programs, athletic events and field trips. The bus fleet is composed of more than 60 district-owned buses that cover over 100 routes, not including extra (field and athletic) trips, encompassing over 2,900 miles driven in a single day
The safety of the students and staff is every bus driver’s top priority. Effective operation and maintenance is key to ensuring their safety.
All school bus drivers must hold a Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with a Passenger endorsement, as well as an “S” endorsement as required for school bus drivers in the United States. The district conducts continuous training that meets state and federal guidelines and regularly screens drivers for drugs and alcohol.
All new hires are fingerprinted and tested for drugs and alcohol prior to employment, as well as provided with the necessary training prior to operation.
Buses must be maintained according to Ohio Highway Patrol regulations and inspection criteria and must meet all requirements under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The department’s mechanics are all highly qualified and maintain the fleet according to accepted practices and Ohio Highway Patrol protocols.
Because the district transports students throughout the City of Stow, Munroe Falls and beyond, it is especially important to register for transportation as early as possible. If your child requires special education services, please contact the Special Education Office.