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Transportation

 

 
Jessy Widmer, Transportation Supervisor
357 Sunset Boulevard, Wadsworth, OH  44281
Office Direct Line: 330-335-1328
Office Fax 330-334-0310
email: jwidmer@wadsworthschools.org

 

 


Transportation Clerk
Kim Weick

kweick@wadsworthschools.org

OFFICE HOURS
School Year:  7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Summer: 7:00 AM-3:30 PM
*If Wadsworth City Schools is not in session, the Transportation Department will operate summer hours*

Wadsworth City Schools runs a fleet of 31 buses, with 44 Bus Routes, and 12 Special Needs Van Routes, covering 30 square miles daily. We provide transportation services to all 8 Wadsworth City School buildings, Sacred Heart, Northside Christian Academy, Windfall Schools, The Leap Program, Evolve, Medina ESC Alternative School, and The Rise Academy. In a school year we transport over 700 athletic trips, fine arts trips, classroom field trips, and more!

2024-2025 School Year

Students Living Less than I mile from School of Attendance

If you live in a "walk-zone" and would like to request transportation for your student for the 2024-2025 school year, please fill out the form linked below. This is not a guarantee of transportation, we always do our best to fulfill all requests. We will make a determination by late September 2024, and if we are able to fulfill the request we will reach out to you via phone and email. This form must be completed each school year.

Less than 1 mile waitlist

Shared Parenting/Guardianship

If you have a shared parenting/guardianship agreement in place and need to have bus routes for both parties, please fill out the Shared Parent/Guardianship form.

Northside Christian Academy and Sacred Heart Families

Wadsworth City Schools provides transportation to and from Northside Christian Academy and Sacred Heart. If you would like to sign up for a bus route, please fill out the form linked below. 

Sacred Heart & Northside Christian Academy

Request for Transportation to Non-Public and Charter Schools

For students who attend chartered nonpublic or community schools other than Sacred Heart or Northside Christian Academy, a request for transportation may be requested at the link below.

Non-public Request for Transportation

Bus Stop Change Request

*Please note, this form is only to ask for a bus stop relocation, not changing where your student boards the bus*

If you would like to request we move the location of an existing bus stop, please fill out the form below. (Link will be posted in October 2023).

Transportation - Other than Residence

If you need to use a Bear Cub AcademyBabysitter/Daycare service for your child, please update the Transportation section of Final Forms for your student, and selection "yes" for the question "Does your child require transportation to an address other than home".  This  must be completed prior to bus stop approval (please note any changes in Transportation could take up to 3 days).

Have you Moved?

Please submit two (2) proof of residency to your child's school office that they attend.  No bus stop changes will be approved until the Transportation Office receive notification from the school and then it could take up to 3 days to make the change).

 


StopFinder

The Wadsworth City Schools Transportation Department uses a communication tool, StopFinder. 

StopFinder is the easy to use, all-in-one app that allows you to have the most accurate information about your student’s bus schedule at anytime from anywhere. In addition to displaying your student’s transportation information, StopFinder features a private messaging feature that will allow you to communicate directly with the Wadsworth City Schools Transportation Department. You can also create GeoAlerts for your student, which will notify you when the bus has arrived in or departed from any location on your student’s route, including their assigned bus stop and school. GeoAlert Alert Zones can be created for individual students allowing you to customize the Alert Zone based on their bus route. 

Here is a link to a quick video that explains how Stopfinder works: https://www.mytransfinder.com/mytf/videos/NF-StopfinderAppGeoAlerts.mp4

If you need assistance in enrollment, please reach out to Jessica Widmer, jwidmer@wadsworthschools.org


Riding Different buses than Assigned

The District recognizes there are emergency circumstances that require students to ride a bus other than their normal bus.  Please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the safety of all students:

  • A note from the parent/guardian should be sent to the building principal requesting that the child/children be transported to a friend's/relative's home.
  • The note must state the reasons for the request, timeframe and specify where the parent/guardian can be reached in case a need arises.
  • This note should be presented to the building principal in the morning for his/her signature.
  • The above-signed note must be presented to the bus driver by the student before the child can be transported. (Please note: we do not transport students to job sites.)

*Please note emergency situations do not include play dates, school projects, or sporting events.  These types of situations would not be considered an emergency circumstance that would warrant a chance to ride a different bus than normally assigned.

 


Ensure Student Safety by stopping for Buses with Red Flashing Lights

Each school bus in our fleet is equipped with 8 cameras. 5 interior cameras, 1 dash camera, and 2 on the stop sign. We use the cameras to assist us in turning in red stop arm violations to the Wadsworth Police Department. 

Our concern for student safety extends outside our school buildings, particularly when students are getting on and off the bus at their stops.  There have been a large number of vehicles in our city that are not stopping when our buses have their red lights flashing.  The Wadsworth Police Department has issued 21 citations this year to drivers that have run the red flashing lights.  This puts students in harm’s way of getting hit.

The law says:  if a bus is stopped on a street or road with fewer than four (4) lanes, all traffic in both directions must stop.  If a bus is stopped on a street or road with more than four (4) lanes, only the traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop.  If in doubt, stop!

The big concern is the Route 261 area by Wadsworth Crossing and Highland Avenue between Route 261 and Broad Street.  The penalty for running through the red lights on a bus could cost up to $500 and a 1-year suspension of the driver’s license.

Please help get the word out on how important it is to stop for the red lights on a school bus.