Office Staff


Lougena Hodges
Transportation Director

Parents should be sure their phone numbers, emails, and addresses are correct in the Parent Oneview system to get a correct bus to/from school as we draw the student information from this program daily.

Instructions for Forms

  1. Downloadable forms are available on this page below;
  2. You may come directly into the Transportation Office located at the rear of Piqua High School, One Indian Trail, Door 12A
  3. There are also, blank forms in the yellow school bus mailbox, outside of the Transportation Office for after hours. 
  1. Forms may be dropped off at the same address during business hours from 8:00-4:00.
  2. You can mail them to the Board office address of: 215 Looney Rd, Piqua, OH /attn: Transportation 
  3. You can fax to the number at the top of the form OR you can send an actual SCAN (clean copy) to [email protected]


  •       We do not provide transportation to students who are open enrolled.
  •       Buses will pick up and drop off students ONLY in the area of their residential school of attendance.
  •       Sitter forms will not be approved for students who are open enrolled, outside their residential school of attendance. 

We provide guidelines below to help parents and child care providers understand the procedures and policies that are necessary to manage a safe and cost-effective transportation system.

Pupil Transportation Management Policies
  • Pupils shall arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • Pupils shall wait at the driver designated place of safety, which will be located outside and not in a car or inside the house in the morning. When departing the bus, students must wait in the driver designated place of safety until the rear of the bus has passed the stop.
  • Behavior at the bus stop and on the way to the bus stop must not threaten life, limb or property of any individual or homeowner.
  • Pupils will be assigned a seat by their bus driver and must go directly to their assigned seat upon entering the bus. 
  • Pupils must remain seated, keeping aisles and exits clear at all times while on the school bus.
  • Pupils must observe classroom conduct and must obey the driver promptly and respectfully.
  • Pupils must not use profane language and conversation must be appropriate.
  • Pupils must refrain from eating or drinking except as required for medical reasons and a doctor's order must be on file with the school nurse.
  • Pupils must not use tobacco products or have them in their possession at the bus stop or on the bus. 
  • Pupils must not have drugs or alcohol in their possession on the bus or at the bus stop except for prescription medication required for the student and a doctor's order must be on file with the school nurse. 
  • Pupils must not throw or pass objects on, from or into the bus. 
  • Pupils may carry on the bus only objects that can be held in their laps. 
  • Pupils must board or leave the bus at the locations which they have been assigned unless they have parental AND administrative authorization to do otherwise. 
  • Pupils must not put head, arms, any other body part out of the bus windows. 
  • Guidelines will be formulated for the use and storage of equipment and other means of assistance required by preschool children and special need children. 
  • Drivers and Bus aides must have access to appropriate information about the child to the degree that such information might affect the safe transportation and medical well being. This information must be readily available in the transportation office. All such information is strictly confidential. 
  • Cell phone use is limited. Students in grades 4 through 12 may use a cell phone for gaming, music or texting BUT earbuds must be worn. Students entering and exiting the bus must take earbuds out for instruction from the driver. The camera portion of the phone is not to be in use due to the danger of the flash. Talking is not allowed as this is a distraction to drivers. Students in grades Pre-school through 3 are not permitted to use a cell phone or have one outside their book bag on the bus.
  • Pupils may not carry explosives, fireworks, weapons, animals, insects or balloons onto the school bus.  
The superintendent or superintendent designee, or principals are authorized to suspend or remove pupils from school bus riding privileges. 
  • Students transported by school bus must comply with the student disciplinary code of conduct.


Published by the Pupil Transportation Office
Ohio Department of Education
   This document is intended to provide information that clarifies the responsibilities and obligations of school districts with respect to pupil transportation service levels. Pupil transportation service must be provided in Ohio for students in grades K-8 who live more than two miles from their school. Many school districts also transport students in high school, as well as students who live closer than two miles from their school, but these services are optional at the discretion of the district and are not required by state law.
   Transportation plans are designed and implemented by each district. This plan includes the designation of walk-in areas to school, identification of hazardous areas, the location of bus stops and the actual routing and planning of routes. Other issues, such as the ability of a school district to accommodate day care arrangements, alternative bus stops and length of time a student rides on a bus are also determined by the local school district. There are no administrative regulations or laws that limit these.
   School transportation is a form of public transportation that is designed to be safe and efficient while serving as many students as possible. It is not an individualized transportation service. As in other forms of public transportation, there is little opportunity to alter or change schedules and routes to meet individual family circumstances. 



Due to seating and capacity policies and guidelines for school buses, we currently can not take notes or bus passes for students to ride a different buses. I'm sorry for your inconvenience. 
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