Transportation Services

Transportation Center

3427 Southwest Boulevard | Grove City, Ohio 43123

Phone: (614) 801-8550 | Fax: (614) 277-3591

School started on August 22, 2018. Back-to-school means more school bus traffic, students walking through residential areas to bus pick-up and drop-off locations, and students riding bicycles or walking to school. Please drive carefully and have a conversation with family members about driver awareness, especially if you have a new driver in the home.

In Ohio:

• If a school bus is stopped on a street or road which has fewer than four lanes, all traffic approaching the bus from EITHER direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front and rear of the bus and remain stopped until the bus moves or the bus driver signals motorists to proceed.

• If the bus is stopped on a street or road which has four or more lanes, ONLY traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop.

(Source: Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws)


Our Staff:

Tim Cox - Transportation Supervisor

Herman Atzenhoefer - Assistant Supervisor

Carletta Swackhammer - Route Supervisor

Tracy Spangler - Route Supervisor

Eric Kinney- Route Supervisor


Fast Facts:

The South-Western City School District Transportation Department serves 31 elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools in the South-Western schools, the South-Western Career Academy, six preschool buildings, and 2 special needs preschool inclusion schools within the SWCSD boundaries, plus 21 non-public schools, and 14 special needs schools outside the district boundaries.

The South-Western City School District owns 210 buses. On a daily basis, more than 14,500 South-Western students in grades K-12 are transported on 178 buses to and from school. Approximately 2,000 non public school students in grades K-12 are transported daily to their assigned school buildings. This past school year, South-Western school buses traveled more than 15,300 miles per day.