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Transportation Department holds annual bus driver training

Transportation Department holds annual bus driver training October 28
Elementary and middle school students may have had two days off school this week, but bus drivers from Centerville City Schools were still hard at work. Read More

Centerville students practice bus safety drills

Centerville students practice bus safety drills September 27
Over the past two weeks, all students who ride buses have been practicing how to evacuate safely. Students ran through two drills -- evacuating out of the rear of the bus and a split evacuation, with some students exiting through the rear of the bus and some through the main door. In addition, elementary and primary school children got on buses, along with their teachers, to see how all the emergency exits work and to ask questions about the bus and safety equipment in case of an actual emergency. Read More

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW? September 27
Did you know that each year all school bus drivers in the State of Ohio must complete 4 hours of in-service training? Here at Centerville our drivers just completed 2 of their 4 hours of in-service training last Friday.  This year our drivers and aides were able to do some hands on training of wheelchair securements and railroad crossings.  As we gear up for another school year we continue to make the safety of our students our Top Priority!! Read More

A MESSAGE FOR PARENTS

A MESSAGE FOR PARENTS June 30

May 2015 Retirement Recognition

May 2015 Retirement Recognition May 19
 The Centerville City Schools Transportation Department would like to say THANK YOU to all the bus drivers retiring at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, for your years of service!   Monya #2, Ross #8,  Sue #15, Gary #80, and Becky #83.  Good Luck in RETIREMENT!! Read More

Centerville school bus drivers SWEEP the West Region Road-E-O!!

Centerville school bus drivers SWEEP the West Region Road-E-O!! April 20
 Centerville school bus drivers Catherine Kasprzak, Linda Wendling, Chris Dewitt, Tom Yingling, Doug Pence, and Marla Harrison competed in the 2015 West Region School Bus Road-E-O this past Saturday April 18th.  The Bus Road-E-O evaluates school bus drivers on their skills in a series of maneuverability tests, procedural tests, and a written test.  The team consisting of Linda, Doug, Marla, and Tom received the 1st Place award!  Overall individual awards went to Marla for 1st Place, Doug for 2nd Place, Chris for 3rd Place, and Tom for 6th Place!  Congratulations to all our drivers who participated in this wonderful achievement! Read More

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY IS PART OF DISTRICT EFFORTS TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY IS PART OF DISTRICT EFFORTS TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE August 28
Stingley 4th and 5th graders are listening to school bus driver Mike Keller explain how to be safe in, around, and on a school bus. Mr. Keller used PowerPoint slides to describe the “place of safety” when waiting to be picked up or exiting the school bus, whether on the same side as your destination or across the street. He concluded his talk by reminding students that bullying others is never OK…anywhere. Read More

Transportation Buslink Website

Transportation Buslink Website May 9
The Transportation Department is excited to unveil a new on-line service that will allow you to access your child’s bus stop location and time using a secure web site that only you can access. In doing so, we will eliminate the postcards that are typically mailed home. Postcards must be mailed several days in advance to insure they reach the home prior to the start of school. Therefore late changes to routes including changes in address, enrollment, custody, before/after school care and other family driven modifications result in outdated information before postcards even reach home. Read More

BUS DRIVER DAVID MCFARLAND INDUCTED INTO BROADCASTER’S HALL OF FAME

BUS DRIVER DAVID MCFARLAND INDUCTED INTO BROADCASTER’S HALL OF FAME November 4
Centerville Schools’ bus driver David G. McFarland was recognized recently not for his bus driving skills but his talent in the broadcasting business. McFarland, a Centerville bus driver since 2001, was inducted into the Dayton Area Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. He is shown here with other recent inductees. Top row, l-r: Jim Bucher, George Wymer, Larry Bailey, McFarland, and Judge Bill C. Littlejohn. Bottom row, l-r: Jim Johnson, Florence Krahling (Widow of Ed), Cheryl McHenry, and John "B-Man" Beaulieu. Read More

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS CONDUCT EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS CONDUCT EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS September 18
Keeping students safe on a school bus is a top priority for the Centerville Schools, who transport over 7,300 students on 104 buses to the twelve Centerville public schools as well as 16 private and parochial schools daily. The state of Ohio requires three bus emergency evacuation drills annually; assisting PVN students with the drill is bus driver Sue Tickel, along with Doug Pence and Terri Rothwell of the Transportation Department. Read More

BUS DRIVERS ENHANCE THEIR SKILLS IN TRAINING CLASS

BUS DRIVERS ENHANCE THEIR SKILLS IN TRAINING CLASS July 2
Thirty-one Centerville bus drivers attended an advanced driver training class held in Centerville for the first time in 12 years, according to Transportation Supervisor George Sontag. Also attending the state sponsored event were 325 drivers and supervisors from forty Ohio counties. Sontag explained that all school bus drivers in Ohio must recertify their license every six years, with the advanced driver training class, consisting of classroom instruction and driving skill testing over two days, one of the options for recertification. Read More

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL BUS TRAFFIC LAWS

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL BUS TRAFFIC LAWS January 16
Ever wonder what you should do when approaching a school bus that is stopped on the roadway? The answer is not only simple it is also written into law (O.R.C. 4511.75). Here is what the law says: • If a bus is stopped on a street or road which has fewer than 4 lanes, all traffic proceeding in either direction must stop. • If a bus is stopped on a street or road which has 4 or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop. • You must not proceed until the school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed. If you fail to stop for a school bus, your error will not go unnoticed. Bus drivers will report to a law enforcement agency, the license plate number of any vehicle that fails to comply with the law. An investigation will be conducted to identify the driver for enforcement purposes. Penalties for not obeying these rules could cost you to up to $500 and a maximum 1 year suspension of your driver license, (ORC 4511.75) Read More

Centerville City School District Bylaws & Policies

January 8

School bus maintenance

School bus maintenance January 11

Parents important info for this school year!

Parents important info for this school year! June 26
Welcome to the new School Year Read More

What IS the danger zone?

October 17

SCHOOL DELAYS or CLOSINGS

January 22
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We take the safety of your child very serious!

We take the safety of your child very serious! October 7