Rodney Wise, Transportation Supv.

        2017-18 end of year stats for our Hornet Haulers
Our buses traveled 85292 miles, using 11412 gallon of fuel,   Our older buses used 8 quart of oil between changes.  We have cut our extra oil use by 86% over the last 4 yrs.  Our average daily route riders was 446 students, our daily route miles was 417 mile each day.   The daily route riders and mileage do not include all the extra field and sports trips!  We currently run 6 route buses and 4 sub buses.  Our oldest route bus is a 2010, and our oldest sub bus is 2002.  We also have 4 vans.  

 Our buses have a grand total of over 990,339 miles on them.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                      WE NEED SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS !

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A BUS DRIVER?  We offer almost all training at the local level here in Malvern.  Contact our transportation department for more details, if interested.  See below for our contact information.

** NOTICE to PARENTS;  If roads are flooded, standing water, the buses are not allowed to run on them!  

 You are not permitted to enter your childs bus!  If you must talk to the driver, remain on the ground at the open door,  or use the drivers side window!  

If your children do not attend one of the daycares, that we have cluster stops at, they are not to catch the bus at the daycare!  They must use the gazebo near the post office, the library, or the cluster stop at the old school.

FLOODED ROADS:  buses are not permitted to drive on any road that is posted high water, flooded, etc.

The Yellow Bus -- did you know?

Bus drivers in Ohio must attend 15 hours of classroom training and 20+/- hours of on the road training; then pass the CDL test. Then they must pass an annual physical, criminal background checks, and drug testing—all before they can transport a student. Then every 6 years each driver must go through a re-certification program, and again be tested on all, except the CDL.

By law, schools must transport all K-8 graders, but are not required to transport 9-12 graders or pre-schoolers (except for certain conditions).

K-8 graders may be made to walk up to ½ mile to their designated bus stop; this limit is not in effect for 9-12 graders.

The school is not required to transport students living within 2 mile of the school.

By law, students must be at their designated bus stop prior to the bus arriving. The bus doesn't have to stop at designated stops, if there are no students already there.

Parents are responsible for their childs safety to and from their designated bus stop, and while at the bus stop.


Other Important Facts

School buses keep cars off the road, decreasing both traffic congestion and fuel emissions

The safety record for school bus transportation exceeds that of all other modes of travel.

Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than do passenger cars and light trucks.  Because of these differences, the crash forces experienced by occupants of buses are much less than that experienced by occupants of passenger cars, light trucks or vans.



1.  The driver will assign seats.   2.  Be courteous.   3.  No profanity, loud talking or shouting.  4.  Do not eat or drink on the bus.  5.  Violence is prohibited.   6.  Remain seated.  7.  No smoking or use of any tobacco products.  8.  Keep your hands and head inside the bus.  9.  Do not destroy/damage property.  10.  For your own safety, do not distract the driver through misbehavior.  11.  Do not throw any objects on or out of the bus.


BUS ROUTES by bus number, driver name, streets on each route.  NOTE: Subject to changes.  updated 9/11/18
#8   Nancy Bardine:  Lake Mohawk west side around to back east side and out Lace exit, Cheyenne Tr HS only, Lace, Avalon (from Lace into town),

#4 Chester Ashton:  Library in town, Coral, Canton Rd (Dorsey's to Lemon), Sycamore, Lemon, Leopard, Lorric, Lilly,  Canton Rd south of  Bellflower, Bellflower, Bronze, Avalon to King and back to town, Lander, Bonnie and Brenda DR, and Malvern Manor is AM.and PM elem.

#6  Jeff Lambert:   Alliance Rd towards Waynesburg west (HS / AM and Elem in PM), Green Acres (HS in AM), Mal Wayne, Riverview, Wilco (HS in AM), Stires Dr, Brown, Harding, Maple,  and to RG Drage.

#9 Debbie Dustman: Citrus (8093 and higher), Bluebird, Lavender, Latin, Lark, Rifle, Brookford, Chapel, Swift, Lardon, Largo, Alliance Rd (west), MalWayne, Riverview, Wilco, Green Acres. Cluster stops on Main St. To St.James on AM route.

#10  Matt Morena:   Avalon / Robertsville Rd, Legend, Leisure, Blade, Liberty Church, Alliance Rd east, Leopard @ 183 only, Canton Rd north of Bellflower, Sandy Lane area, Hilltop on AM/PM route.  Tower and Lee Rd.

#12  Patty Buck:  Citrus (below #8000), Krone, Lake Mohawk east side to Cheyenne Tr on elem. run, Gazbo downtown, to St. James on PM route.

Old School cluster stop covers north of 183 from Wood's east to end of E.Main St.

Gazebo cluster stop covers south of 183 from VRE east  to and including 3rd Street

Library cluster stop covers south of 183 from Brpwn Ave. east to Sandy St., and south to Robbins,Clay, and Church St. area.

The Transportation office can be reached at 330-863-1170 ext.4000; or email at:





Local Schools

3242 Coral Rd NW
Malvern, OH 44644
Phone: (330) 863-1355