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Welcome to the Orange City Schools Transportation Department!

The Orange City School District Transportation Department is committed to excellence in learning, leading and making a difference by providing our students safe, friendly and professional transportation services.

Orange Transportation - Private/Parochial Bus Request

Orange Transportation - Private/Parochial Bus Request

Please click on the link below to request Orange City Schools transportation for your students(s) to their private/parochial school for the 2024-2025 school year. Complete ONE form for EACH student. Requests for transportation for the 2024-2025 school year should be submitted by June 1, 2024. 


LINK: 2024-2025 Orange Transportation - Private/Parochial Bus Reques

Specific bus information for your student will be available one week prior to the first day of school, you will receive an email with bus stop/time information.

As always if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact the Orange Transportation Department at or 216-831-8600 Ext.7632


Safety Information for parents

School bus

Make sure you always drop off and pick up your child at their designated bus stop. Remind your child to always follow their bus driver’s instructions at the bus stop. Children may get excited to see you after school and dart across the road before the bus driver has given them the hand signal that it’s safe to cross. 

Be sure someone responsible walks with your child and waits with them at the bus stop. Kindergarten students MUST have a parent or guardian meet the bus in order to be dropped off. If someone different will be meeting the bus please call the Transportation Office so they may inform the driver of the change.

Before you leave the house, put everything that your child will need into their backpack so they won’t drop items along the way. Make sure all loose straps, drawstrings, etc. are secured so they won’t get caught in the handrail or door of the bus as they are entering or exiting.

If possible, dress your child in bright, contrasting colors so drivers can easily see them. Take extra precaution when they are waiting at the bus stop in the dark. In cold weather, dress your child in a warm hat instead of having them wear a hood. Hoods can make it more difficult for them to hear and see traffic as they are crossing the street.

Make sure your child leaves for the bus stop at a reasonable time to avoid rushing or running.

Please give extra kisses and hugs BEFORE the bus is at your stop. Your child will need to pay attention to the bus driver’s hand signals when it’s time to get on the bus, you don’t want to distract your child OR cause the bus to wait.

Show your child how to safely walk to the bus stop. Always walk on the sidewalk when possible, stay out of the street. If you must walk in the road, walk as close to the side of the road as possible, and always walk facing oncoming traffic.

ALWAYS communicate any changes to your child’s transportation by email at or a phone call 216-831-8600 x7632 to the Transportation Office. The driver needs to concentrate on driving and safety at the bus stop, and can not document requests.


Bus Contact Info

Sheila Dikowicz

Transportation Director

216-831-8600, ext. 7631


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 

the Orange School District Transportation Office at:

216-831-8600 x7632 Or by email:


When to stop for a school bus

When to stop for a school bus diagram

On a road with fewer than four lanes: 

On a road with fewer than four lanes, all traffic approaching a stopped school bus from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of the bus and remain stopped until the bus begins to mvoe or the bus driver signals motorists to proceed. 

4 lane highway diagram

On a road with four or more lanes… 

If the bus is stopped on a street with four or more lanes, ONLY traffic proceeding in the SAME direction as the bus must stop. 

  • Never pass a school bus on the right
  • All school buses MUST stop before crossing railroad tracks, never pass a bus at a railroad crossing
  • Be aware of school zone signals and always ovey the posted speed limits

Failture to stop for a school bus adds 2 points to your license in Ohio and is punishable by fines up to $500. You ust appear in court and the judge has the discretion to suspend your driver’s license for up to one year.