Toledo Public Schools provides transportation to elementary school students who live more than one mile from their school. Students are required to walk to a specific pick-up/drop-off site. Transportation is provided for high school students through the use of TARTA bus passes. If a special education student has mobility problems or special health needs, transportation is provided in accordance with the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). If you are moving and your child is receiving special transportation services, please contact your School Assistance Center as soon as possible to maintain uninterrupted service.
Please click here for the TARTA routes for TPS high school students: http://tarta.com/schools/ Answers concerning TARTA routes and schedules also can be obtained by calling TARTA at 419-243-RIDE (7433).
Each elementary school has information on the routes that service that particular school. Elementary information is available by calling or visiting the school (all addresses and phone numbers for schools can be found under the Schools tab at www.tps.org). Parents and guardians wanting to determine the schools their students are eligible to attend and the available bus stops should click here: WebQuery (There is also a helpful street map). Just enter a student's information and click Go.
If you have a question about the services of the TPS Transportation Services Department, please call 419-671-8541.
Toledo Public Schools’ transportation has a fleet of 22 vehicles dedicated to the safe, reliable transportation of children enrolled in the Head Start programs run by the District and its partners. Ensuring the health and safety of your child is our priority and our trained professional drivers and aides undergo CPR, First Aid and Child Management training. Currently, TPS Transportation is serving the following Head Start locations:
2860 Glenwood Ave.
Toledo, OH 43610
| Summit Annex
1500 N. Superior St.
Toledo, OH 43604
Transportation for Head Start students is only available for those who reside within the TPS district boundaries. Students must live outside the half mile eligibility zone of their assigned program to receive bus service. During the application process, parents and guardians must request transportation with their Family Support Partner and they should be aware that transportation slots may be limited.
Transportation is available for both morning and afternoon half-day sessions. All requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Parental transportation is required for children enrolled in full day sessions.
Route information is available by contacting your nearest Head Start location. Parents and guardians wanting to determine the nearest TPS Head Start program and eligibility for bus service should click here:WebQuery
K - 8th
The Toledo Public Schools Transportation Department is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation for the students within our community. Yellow school bus transportation is the safest mode of transportation in the nation. The TPS Transportation Department is made up of more than 200 professionals working on the behalf of 23,000 students each year. It is our goal to ensure students who live beyond one mile from school are transported to and from school in the safest, most efficient manner.
Additional information pertaining to transportation is available by contacting your nearest TPS school. (All addresses and phone numbers for schools can be found under the Schools tab at www.tps.org). Parents and guardians wanting to determine the nearest TPS school and their students eligibility for bus service should click here: WebQuery (There is also a helpful street map). Just enter a student's information and click Go.
If a special education student has mobility problems or special health needs, transportation is provided in accordance with the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). If you are moving and your child is receiving special transportation services, please contact your School Assistance Center as soon as possible to maintain uninterrupted service.
Students need to contribute to their safe bus ride, and therefore are responsible for complying with the following rules:
BUS STOP RULES
- Students must be waiting at their assigned bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. Bus drivers are not required to wait or blow their horns at bus stops
- Students will maintain orderly behavior while waiting for the bus to arrive
- Students should stand and wait for your bus in an orderly fashion
- Load and unload the bus at your designated stop in an orderly manner
RULES ON THE BUS
- Students must follow the directions of the bus driver/aide
- Students must remain seated while the bus is in motion; the bus driver is authorized to assign seats as needed
- Eating, drinking, fighting, littering and smoking are not permitted on the bus.
- Students must keep their hands, head and all other objects inside the bus at all times
- Noise on the bus shall be kept to a minimum; there must be absolute silence at a railroad crossing and other places of danger as specified by the driver
- Do not be destructive or touch emergency equipment
- Observe the same conduct as in the classroom
TPS & TARTA
A Winning Combination
Toledo Public Schools is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation for the students within our community . At the TPS Transportation Department, we not only have more than 200 professionals working on the behalf of our students but we also have formed strong relationships with local organizations such as TARTA to collaborate and broaden our resources. It is our goal to ensure that students who live beyond the one mile walk zone have the means to get to and from school in a safe and efficient manner.
For more information regarding the School Services provided by TARTA, click here: www.tarta.com/services/school-services or contact TARTA’s Information Line at 419-243-RIDE (7433).
Parochial & Charter Schools
Parents and guardians seeking transportation for students attending local charter or parochial schools must download and complete this form: Transportation Request Form and return it to the Transportation Department at:
Toledo Public Schools
Transportation Services Department
5600 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615
or fax to: 419-671-8553
If you have any questions, please contact us at (419) 671-8541.
WHERE’S MY BUS? WHY ISN’T MY CHILD HOME YET? ARE THE BUSES RUNNING TODAY? DID THE BUS NUMBER CHANGE?
With more than 150 buses operating daily to transport students to and from school, we want to ensure that our parents and guardians are properly informed of when buses are delayed and/or there's a change in service. The Toledo Public Schools Transportation Department is excited to offer the BusBulletin Notification System for all of our yellow school bus riders in grades K through 12. If you would like to receive instant notifications when delays or incidents affect your student’s bus, please register here: www.BusBulletin.com.
- There is no cost for this service.
- Registration is simple and fast.
- You can choose to receive text messages, phone calls and/or emails.
- All contact information is stored securely and will not be shared or sold — your privacy is protected.
For more information, please visit: www.BusBulletin.com/parents