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Sandy Valley Transportation Department

5362 State Route 183 NE  •  Magnolia, OH 44643 
Bus Garage Phone: 330-866-2528

Director of Operations  John Petro
Transportation Secretary/Dispatcher Susan Schlimm

Transportation Tips

Parents/Families - please remember you are responsible for your child’s safety TO and FROM their designated bus stop and WHILE at the bus stop.

A school bus is a continuation of a classroom. All school rules apply on the bus as well as in the building and at events.

By law, students must be at their designated bus stop prior to the bus arriving. The bus does not have to stop if the student isn't waiting at the bus stop.

The bus garage needs to be kept up to date on any and all changes that may need to be made concerning your child’s transportation. We realize some students may need to be picked up and dropped off at a babysitters, or grandparents, please contact us to work out those details.

Did you know?

  • Our district covers 75 square miles which includes three counties and more than five communities!

  • Did you know? Bus drivers must attend 15 hours of classroom training and 12+ hours of on-road training, then pass the CDL test. They also must pass an annual physical, criminal background check and drug testing, all before they can transport your children. Drivers must be re-certified every six years by taking both a written AND driving test.

  • By law, schools must transport all kindergarten through 8th-grade students. State law says that schools are not required to transport 9th through 12th grade student HOWEVER, at Sandy Valley, we transport ALL STUDENTS!

  • By law, schools are not required to transport students living within two miles of the school. HOWEVER, at Sandy Valley, we transport ALL STUDENTS!

  • For continued safety, video security cameras are installed on ALL Sandy Valley school buses.

Thank you, bus drivers!
Each day, our dedicated bus drivers provide safe travels to and from Sandy Valley. Thank you, drivers!

Ohio Department of Education