Transportation Information

Arrival by Car

Students arriving to school by car will be permitted into the building at 8:45 a.m. 

Please enter our back parking lot and pull around the side of the building.  Cars should form lines in our back parking lot and safely drop your child off at the side of our building as directed by school personnel.   

Please say your good-byes and make sure your child has all of their belongings ready to go while you are waiting in your car, so when it’s your child’s turn to exit your car, they can do so quickly and safely. 

All children must exit the car on the side closest to the building to ensure their safety. 

Adults are to remain in their car so that our line can continue to move. 

As long as you are in our car line by 8:45, your child will be able to enter the building and not be marked tardy.  Our side doors remain open as long as there are cars in our line. 

At 9:00, our side doors will close if there are no cars in line and you will need to park at the front of our building and walk your child into school.  Children arriving after this time will be marked tardy. 

Many of our children who are dropped off are residents.  Please understand that we have bussing available for our district residents and you will be encouraged to use our school bus as transportation for your child to help with traffic congestion around school.

Dismissal by Car

Our back gate will open at 3:00 each day to help limit the traffic congestion in our neighborhood. 

Students dismissing by car will be released from their classrooms at 3:30. 

Please enter our back parking lot and pull around the side of the building.  Cars should form lines in our back parking lot as they do for arrival.  

Once the children are lined up and settled in our hallway, dismissal will begin. 

All children must enter the car on the side closest to the building to ensure their safety. 

Adults are to remain in their car so that our line can continue to move. 

Our car line, will not start moving until after 3:30.  As long as you are in our line by 3:40, we should be able to have all of our children dismissed by 4:00 each day. 

Many of our children who are picked up are residents.  Please understand that we have bussing available for our district residents and you will be encouraged to use our school bus as transportation for your child to help with traffic congestion around school.

Transportation-Furry Elementary School’s Procedure

Students have the privilege of using the transportation provided by the school district.  A student, who fails to maintain appropriate behavior while waiting for the bus, walking to or from the bus stop, or riding the bus, may lose this privilege.  No food or drink may be consumed on the bus.  All students must stay seated while riding the bus.  Shouting, screaming, and general unruly behavior will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action. 

Students are assigned to a specific bus.  Students are not permitted to ride other buses. 

The Perkins Local School District complies with state statutes regarding the transportation of pupils to and from school (O.R.C. 3327).  Boards of Education are charged by the Ohio Revised Code to provide transportation to pupils living in the district.  The Perkins Board of Education transports K–12 students. 

Boarding and Departing the Bus

To insure that your child gets to school in a safe and timely manner, we ask that they adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Students need to be at designated bus stops at least five (5) minutes ahead of time, ready to load, and not waiting in vehicles when the bus arrives, this is for their safety.

2. Students are asked to respect the surrounding property, such as mailboxes, grass, or landscaping while waiting for the bus and to leave the bus stop location clean of any litter. Page 31

3. Wait at the stop in an orderly manner – stay clear of the road, no horseplay, etc...

4. Stay clear of the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the doors open. 

5. Walk quickly and quietly to your seat.

6. Remain seated till the bus comes to a complete stop.  

7. Exit the bus carefully, using the handrails.8.Only depart at your scheduled stop or a stop identified in a written request from your parents to the school office.  

Crossing the Road

1. Take ten (10) giant steps beyond the number of the bus.  Look up to see the driver who will signal you with a drop of his/her hand. 

2. Check both ways for traffic in the center of the road before crossing. 

3. Never go back to pick up anything you drop or forget. 

4. Listen! If the driver blows the horn, check traffic.

5. Walk straight across – not on an angle.

6. Do not go to the mailbox. 

School Bus Safety Regulation

Review these Bus Behavior Safety Regulations with your child.  These regulations apply for daily transportation and extracurricular trips.

1. The bus driver is in charge. Do as the bus driver asks the first time.

2. Students will be seated as directed by the driver and may be assigned a seat.

3. Students need to be seated quickly upon entering the bus.

4. Do not get out of your seat while the bus is moving. You may only switch seats with permission of the driver.

5. Only bring items aboard the bus that you can hold in your lap.

6. Keep your hands, arms, and head inside the bus at all times.

7. Items not allowed in school are not allowed on the bus.

8. Keep the bus aisles and emergency exits clear at all times.

9. No foul or inappropriate language is allowed.

10. Yelling, loud voices or horseplay is not permitted on the bus.

11. Eating or drinking on the bus is not permitted.

12. Help keep the bus clean; put all trash in trash can. 

13. The Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code spell out what cannot be transported on a school bus.  If there is a question please contact the Bus Transportation Department.  Page 32

Bus Discipline

The Ohio Revised Code stipulates that the bus driver is responsible for maintaining order on the bus (O.R.C. 3319.41). Students are expected to extend drivers the same respect and courtesy extended to teachers and administrators. 

The bus driver has the authority to use the following measures to modify pupils’ behavior; depending upon the severity of the incident, methods of correcting student behavior may include: 

Verbal reprimand 
Communication with parent 
Refer to building principal 
Assign seat 
Written citation 
Suspension of bus privileges 
Suspension from school 
Recommendation for expulsion 
Referral to legal authorities 
Students or parents will pay for damage for vandalism to bus or seats.