|Transportation Office Contact Information
• Danita Roush (retires January 10, 2013)
Assistant Transportation Coordinator
Phone: (614) 751-7581 | Fax: (614) 413-7584
The Gahanna-Jefferson School District offers school bus transportation to students at the elementary and middle levels who live more than one mile (plus or minus one-tenth) from their home school, and to students attending Lincoln High School
who live more than one mile (plus or minus three-tenths). For transportation information regarding St. Matthew School - click here
GJPS Online Bus Route Schedules | Transfinder i (developed by InfoFinder
Routing information for 2012-2013 school year is available via Transfinder i
, our web-based service that provides Gahanna-Jefferson families 24/7 flexibility and access to route information based on their home address! Click here
GJPS Parent Bus Route/Stop Transfer Request
To accommodate childcare arrangements or a unique circumstance that may arise during the school year, please complete this 2012-13 School Bus Route/Stop Transfer Request Form
. Requests are granted based upon the availability of seating.
The transportation of children in the district is a shared responsibility between the parents and the school. Families are responsible for their children to and from the designated bus stop, as well as safety while waiting for school transportation. Appropriate behavior and issuing consequences at a bus stop is shared by the parent and the district. The district is responsible for the safe transportation of the children once they have boarded the bus.
School bus rules are created for the safety and welfare of all riders. The district asks parents to emphasize the importance of obeying bus safety rules with their children. If a student repeatedly defies the rules, putting other’s safety at risk, they may be denied the privilege of riding the bus. Parental support for behaving appropriately is essential.
Bus routes are on a strict time schedule to accommodate multiple routes. Please try not to interrupt the schedule; talking directly with the driver while he or she is in route is discouraged. Bus-related concerns or problems can be addressed by writing a note to the driver or by phoning the Transportation Office at (614) 751-7581 and asking for a supervisor.
Did You Know...
- Communication with parents and community members is a priority. If a concern should arise, supervisors at the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools (GJPS) bus compound are the first point of contact. They will record the concern and investigate. Additionally, any action taken is logged and follow-up contact is made with those who have reported a concern. All concerns are documented.
- GJPS has 46 regular routes and 46 regular drivers. Each route has two and/ or three runs. An example would be a high school run, then middle school and elementary run, or a combination of these. The GJPS bus fleet totals 53 buses.
- Bus drivers are hired from a substitute bus driver’s list. All drivers are required to have a background check, drug and alcohol tests, secure a commercial driver’s license, and take a state department school bus course. GJPS bus drivers are trained by a fully certified trainer, and must pass a state of Ohio bus driver’s test. A component of the training includes supervising the welfare of students. The completion of training takes approximately 2 months.
- All GJPS bus drivers must be re certified every 6 years. They are evaluated on an ongoing basis by a supervisor who is required to ride the bus for evaluation.
- It is the goal of the Transportation Department to deliver outstanding service in a fiscally responsible manner.
- Currently, 33 GJPS buses have security cameras installed.
- Safety is a critical priority in the Transportation Department. All GJPS buses are inspected by the Ohio State Highway Patrol every summer prior to the start of school. As well, spot checks are conducted two to three times a year by the state highway patrol without the district’s prior knowledge. Additional safety measures by GJPS Transportation Department include the employment of two bus mechanics and a mechanics helper; a daily pre-trip inspection by each bus driver of their bus before it leaves the bus compound; and random drug tests administered three times a year without prior knowledge. GJPS bus drivers are issued a handbook by the district providing them with information of their rights and responsibilities in the every day performance of their job.