Transportation Department

Ron Smith, Director 419.867.5600
Heather Hawk, Secretary 419.867.5615
Switchboard Operator 419.867.5600

The goal of this page is to provide the information and resources to assist with the safe transportation of students to and from school. Springfield's transportation staff receive frequent requests for assistance. If you have questions or concerns and need to contact the transportation department, your call may be answered by voice mail - we thank you in advance for your patience.  

Keeping students and residents safe . . . click here for a bus safety video

We are proud to say that again this year, our dedicated team is well prepared to safely transported children to and from school. Although our fleet of buses is not the newest in the area, we still compliment our mechanics for bringing their knowledge and experience to our district.  We would also like to bring attention that the fleet passed its annual inspection by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  This is required each year, and we welcome their efforts, both with these annual inspections and intermittent spot checks throughout the school year.  This is another way we can assure parents of the continued safety measures in place for children and residents!

We can't remind readers enough that perhaps the biggest safety concerns that leaders at Springfield Local Schools, those at our neighboring school districts, and throughout
the nation must address is the propensity of motorists who make poor choices when they travel near our buses.  The greatest frustration that we endure are those who disregard the flashing yellow and red lights used during the morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off to protect our students from harm. Please remember that when approaching a school bus, the sight of flashing yellow lights indicates that the vehicle is nearing a bus stop. Once the driver activates the vehicle's red lights motorists are required to stop at least 10-feet from the bus. (Ohio Revised Code 4511.75)  

We invite any motorist or community member who sees a vehicle disregard any bus rules to assist us by noting the location of the incident, a description of the car, its driver (if possible), and the vehicle's license plate number. That information can be shared with our transportation staff by calling 419.867.5615 or 419.867.5629 and we will report the violations to the Highway Patrol. 

Those seeking payments in lieu of transportation should download, complete, and submit required documentation no later than November 1, 2020. 

Click here for the School/Street Directory - this guideline was prepared to assist Realtors, new residents, and other guests in identifying the elementary school that students should attend by apartment complex and/or street address. Those with questions are asked to contact a member of our Transportation Department team at 419.867.5600.