ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL BUSING
SCHOOL CODE: 76855
The Transportation Department provides the community a safe, professional and efficient means to transport eligible students in the Dayton area.
We provide transportation for students to and from school, athletic events and field trips. Transportation is also provided for special events as assigned by the district superintendent. Our school bus fleet travels over 8,000 miles per day and over 1.5 million miles a school year! The transportation department employs more than 300 employees, including nearly 200 qualified school bus drivers and substitutes. Additionally, there are highly qualified mechanics who maintain our fleet, body shop/metal workers who make needed repairs to school buses and trained paraprofessionals that ride and assist our special needs students.
The Dayton Public Schools Transportation Department has received the highest marks for safety and reliability from the annual Ohio State Highway Patrol inspection team. We strive to provide safe and reliable transportation for our students by effectively managing time, resources and personnel.
GET TRANSPORTATION NOTIFICATIONS
Get information about your child's bus route delivered to your phone or email! The Versatrans My Stop app will provide exact pickup and dropoff times, allow you to view where your student’s bus is in near real-time, and send you notifications about delays and other pertinent information.
As in past years, Dayton Public Schools will continue to transport students who live more than 1.5 miles away from his or her school (as well as those with an individual education program that mandates transportation).
However, in order to provide regular, on-time service to all qualifying students, the district has tightened transportation requirements. This means families who lived inside the 1.5 mile radius and have previously received a bus assignment for individual exceptions (such as living near vacant structures, etc.) will no longer be transported. Only those who have a route to school affected by one of four hazards (river, active railroad tracks, bridge with no sidewalks, and major highways) will be considered for transportation.