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Transportation Update

Transportation Update

August 1, 2019

Re: One Mile Transportation Restriction

Dear Parents,

As many of you know, there have been a few changes in transportation. We have been listening and working with parents and other community members to meet your needs and concerns. Please know that we hear you and that we are taking your concerns very seriously; our student’s safety is of the utmost importance and is a priority for our District. In an effort to communicate transparently and openly, we have put together a frequently asked question sheet to answer many of the questions that have been brought up over the course of the last week. 

What is NWLSD doing about our concerns? 

  1. We have identified crosswalks near schools to place employees before and after school times to assist with safety. More information is listed below. 

  2. We have reached out to two local daycares to put contracts in place that are closer than one mile to school so they can transport kids to and from daycare to school.

  3. We are working with Hamilton County and Colerain Township on high traffic areas that are in need of sidewalks. We will notify community members of meeting dates, time, location so we can rally to get support for our district needs.

  4. We will continue to bus students that live outside of the one-mile distance, which still is a significant cost to the District. Our hope is that Colerain Township will make it a priority to assist the community with much needed sidewalks in the areas around our schools.

There have been questions on whether parents can pay for busing? Is this legal? 

It is not legal for a School District to charge parents for busing. We can however, charge daycares for service. As stated before, we are working to build partnerships with our daycares to provide busing if they pay for the cost of the service. 

Will NWLSD provide crossing guards? Where will they be located and during what times? 

We have identified eight areas where we will staff crossing guards 

  1. North Bend Rd. /West Fork Rd.  : 8:20 am - 8:50 am; 3:50 - 4:10 pm 

  2. West Fork Rd. in front of school:  8:20 am - 8:50 am; 3:50 - 4:10 pm

  3. West Kemper Rd/ Wincanton Dr.

    (PRM) : 6:50 am - 7:20 am; 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm; (PRE) : 7:30 am - 8:00 am; 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm     

  4. Pippin Rd./Cranbrook Dr.:

    (PRM): 6:50 am -7:20 am; 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm; (PRE): 7:30 am - 8:00 am; 3: pm - 3:30 pm

  5. Banning Rd/ Memory Ln: 7:30 am - 8:00 am; 3:00 - 3:30 pm 

  6. Memory Lane/Jonrose Ave.:  7:30 am - 8:00 am; 3:00 - 3:30 pm 

  7. Springdale to school entrance: 8:20 am - 8:50 am; 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm 

  8. Jessup Rd./ Sprucewood Dr. 6:50 am - 7:20 am; 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

How do we find out if our child will have bus service?

Letters to parents who are not receiving bus service this year were mailed out on July 17th. There were a number of letters that were returned due to address changes or errors. 

If you did not receive a letter, but you’re still unsure of whether your child will receive busing please visit our website. To visit our website to go: 

Click on Departments :Transportation: Scroll down to 2019-20 Bus Route Information

Or type this directly into your browser:

You will need to type in your student’s grade and address including zip code, then click the Find School/Transportation Information button. 

Please note that if you checked this site between the dates July 29 - July 31, you may have received inaccurate information. Our system has now been updated. 

What can we do to stay current on information? 

We will continue to update our website with any and all changes as we get closer to school starting. Please check for updates frequently. To visit our website to go: 

Click on Departments :Transportation: Scroll down to 2019-20 Bus Route Information 

Have bus passes been mailed?  When will bus passes go out? 

Bus passes will be mailed out on August 2nd for parochial schools and on August 6th for public school students. They can also be obtained through E-Link or the My Stop App. 

What is the MyStop App? 

The Versatrans My Stop mobile app provides access to bus information and student ridership data. My Stop accesses GPS data and gives parents and guardians secure access to information on where their child’s school bus is and what time it is expected to be at their stop. The District can also send mass notifications to all subscribed users to inform them of general information such as school delays and closings or to subscribers by bus in case there is an individual bus issue. 



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