Transportation

Handbook
Transportation Handbook

Transportation Contact Information
For questions regarding bus and transportation information please contact your student's main office.

High School - 260-824-3724

Middle School - 260-824-3536

Elementary School - 260-824-0333

Transportation Director
Julie Meitzler, Assistant Superintendent
jmeitzler@bhmsd.org
260-824-2620

Kassandra Osborn, Route Coordinator
kosborn@bhmsd.org
260-824-2620 x1008


Transportation - 2020-2021 School Year.  


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, transportation has changed for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students who utilize BHMSD Bus Transportation are permitted to ride one bus and must have an assigned seat on the bus.  This is to ensure the safety of all students and staff. The only exceptions to this policy are for students who utilize the Wells County Boys and Girls Club and our BHES Child Care program.  These students will ride an additional bus in the afternoon for this short route. 


The school bus rules have changed to meet the requirements set forth by Executive Order 20-37 regarding masks.  Students, regardless of age or grade level, must have a mask on at all times on the school bus.  Because of the mask requirement, no eating or drinking is permitted on the school bus.  


Frequently Asked Questions:


Q -  I live on one bus route, but my child’s babysitter is on another.  May my student ride two different buses? 

A -  No.  The Parent/Guardian must determine the best solution for your situation, but your child may not ride one bus in the morning and different in the afternoon.


Q -  We have moved and my child needs to start riding another bus.  How do I ensure that my student can change to the new bus route? 

A - Contact your child’s school for your new bus driver’s contact information.  The building will notify the driver that you will be contacting them to get your student a seat reserved on the school bus.  Please note, due to capacity constraints, it may take 24 hours for the change to take effect.


Q -  I have an emergency situation and need my child to ride a different bus home for one day.  Is that allowed?

A - No.  If your K-6  child cannot ride their normal bus home, they must become a car rider or go to childcare at BHES.  


Q - Are all students who ride the bus assigned a seat?

A - Yes.  Regardless of grade level, students are assigned seats based on their familial relationships and bus stops.  


Q -  How often are the school buses sanitized?

A - School buses are sanitized at a minimum, twice a day, to ensure the safety of the students.  


Q -  My child forgot his mask.  Do you provide masks?
A-  
Families need to provide masks for their children. It is suggested to have more than one mask and potentially keep an extra mask in the child’s bookbag. Drivers do carry spare disposable masks for emergency situations.