The transportation department address is 6200 Drake Road.
The office is located directly behind the soccer field, next to the bus
parking area. There is a driveway leading back to the building right
next to the soccer field, to the north of Indian Hill Elementary School.
What are the Transportation Department office hours?
The transportation department’s operating hours are from 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
Who do I contact at the Transportation office when I have a question or concern?
Barbara Leonard, Transportation Supervisor
Nick Darnell, Assistant to the Transportation Supervisor
The transportation office telephone number is (513) 272-4531. In our
absence, our phone system will receive your call and return call to you
made as soon as possible.
Who will be driving my child to school?
The Indian Hill School District employs only those individuals who
meet a list of requirements established by the Ohio Department of
Education and the Indian Hill Board of Education which include: an
excellent driving record; physically qualified – must pass a physical
and drug/alcohol screening prior to employment and then each year
thereafter; Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
personal background check; extensive training by certified instructors
and ongoing inservice; possess a Commercial Driver License (CDL), to
name a few.
May I ride the bus with my child to/from school?
The “Ohio Department of Education Pupil Transportation Operation and
Safety Rules” prohibits us from allowing parents to ride the school bus
with their child to/from school.
Parents who serve as a chaperone for a field trip may ride the bus as
it leaves from the school. Younger siblings are not permitted to
accompany parents on these trips.
Will I receive notification regarding my child’s bus schedule?
In mid-August, you will receive a “Bus Pass” that details your
child’s bus schedule including stop location, time of pick up, bus
number to school and bus number from school. We are unable to provide
you with the precise time that your child will arrive home due to absent
riders and fluctuating traffic conditions. The best plan is to be home,
ready to receive your student at the school’s dismissal time. To assure
the safety of our Kindergarten students, our bus drivers are directed
to only drop off a child who is safely in the hands of an approved adult
when discharged at the bus stop. Students who are not met at the bus
stop will be returned to school and will need to be picked up by an
It is important that your child carry his/her bus pass for identification purposes.
Bus safety rules, parent responsibilities and transportation
disciplinary procedures are printed on the reverse side of the bus pass.
What if my child must attend a day care center (other than KLC, on-site) or baby-sitter before or after school?
The Transportation Office is happy to work with parents to arrange
transportation from/to destinations that are in the Indian Hill School
District provided routing is available to that area. Please contact the
transportation office when you know that you will require consideration
in this area. A “Waiver” and a “Long Term Alternative Transportation
Request” must be filed in this case.
May my child visit with another student and ride the bus with him/her before or after school?
Requests of this nature must be submitted to the school or
Transportation Office on a “Short-Term Alternative Transportation
Request.” A “Waiver” must also be on file. Short-term requests are
granted on a space available and first-come, first-served basis.
If an emergency should arise and I cannot be home for my child’s arrival, can alternative arrangements be made?
Emergency requests should be directed to the Transportation Office.
We will make every effort to accommodate your request. The
Transportation office maintains 2-way radio communication with every bus
if a last minute emergency arises.
What if my child loses something on the bus?
Lost items are returned to the owner the next time the student rides
the bus. If an item remains unclaimed after one week, it will be placed
in the lost and found box in the Transportation Office.