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Transportation Department

The North Royalton City School District Transportation Department consists of a fleet of 65 buses and 6 vans. We employ 50 bus drivers, 9 substitute bus drivers, 3 van drivers, and 4 bus monitors. The garage staff consists of a supervisor, 3 mechanics, and a part time mechanic's helper. The transportation office consists of a supervisor, administrative secretary, and clerk. We transport more than 2,855 students by bus daily to 12 different buildings. Our buses travel over 532,500 miles and our vans travel over 34,900 miles safely each year.


Greg Hovan
Transportation Supervisor

Transportation Information

The North Royalton City Schools 2020-2021 transportation schedules for all students will be available on e-Link beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020 after 7:30am.

Any transportation information you view for your student PRIOR to Tuesday, September 15, 2020 is preliminary information only.
Be sure to refer back to e-link after September 15, 2020 for updated information.
The information you see on e-link represents the status of routes as of the moment you are viewing.  The Transportation Office reserves the right to make changes to this information as we meet the changing needs of the student population.
For the safety of all students, the transportation department does not provide 
bus information for students over the phone.

2020-21 Transportation Information

All students are to be standing at their designated bus stop AT LEAST 5 minutes prior to the stop time. During the first ten (10) days of school, please allow for extra time on routes as ridership and traffic patterns will require adjustments in the route times. 

e-Link Information

e-Link is the way to view your student’s bus information. e-Link provides access to your student’s individual bus information giving you the most accurate information throughout the school year.

The North Royalton City Schools 2020-21 transportation schedules for all students will be available on e-Link beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020 after 7:30 a.m.

Click here for e-Link instructions.  PLEASE READ e-Link instructions prior to accessing e-Link. You will use your phone number as your User Name AND Password.

Click here to access e-Link.  

Transportation to Other Schools

Click here to view information for parochial schools.

Here Comes the Bus

August 27, 2020 UPDATE: At this time, Here Comes The Bus is having technical difficulties. We are working with the provider to solve the issue as quickly as possible. Please continue to check back as we will let you know when the system is up and running.

As a part of this new system, the school will be offering an app for parents called “Here Comes the Bus.” This app can be downloaded on a mobile device in the app store and allows a parent and student to know when the bus is approaching the designated stop or entered the neighborhood depending on the selected settings in the app.

Use of the app is meant as an additional tool to assist parents in planning their morning routines and does not excuse “last minute” arrival to the bus stop, as this can create a potentially dangerous situation.  Students will still be required to be at their bus stop at least five minutes prior to their assigned pickup time and wait in their driver designated place of safety, as this is a state-wide rule as set forth by the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC 3301-83-13).

Parents will receive a notification when the bus is approaching, and the transportation department can send messages to parents in the case that the bus has a delay or breaks down.

The app uses a software called Synovia Solutions that was developed more than 16 years ago for company management of fleet vehicles.

Step-by-step app instructions:

Link to HCTB log-in: 


North Royalton City Schools
Transportation Department
10789 Royalton Road
North Royalton, Ohio 44133
Phone: 440-582-9051
Fax: 440-582-9138 

Transportation Supervisor
Greg Hovan
Administrative Secretary
Sandi Burger
Data Entry Clerk
Areta Kulchytsky
Mechanic Supervisor
Kevin Sefl

School Bus Rules

Click here to view our school bus rules and guidelines.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions answered by the Ohio Department of Education, such as:
- I can't see my child's bus stop from my house.
- Are sidewalks required for my child to get to/from the bus stop?
- Why can't my child wait inside the house until the bus arrives?
And many more. 

Alternate Pick-Up and Drop-Off Location

Click here for the 2020-21 Alternate Transportation Form

Alternate location must be in the same attendance area as your residence unless going to an approved daycare center: Beginner's World, Enrichment Center, Imagination Station, Loving Cup Kids Academy, and YMCA at Albion and Valley Vista for students attending all elementary buildings, and Middle School. 

During the school year, this form must be filled out and returned to the child’s school of attendance. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, mail or fax the completed form directly to the Transportation Office.

Change of Address

Families having a permanent change of address must report the new information to their child’s school of attendance. NO CHANGE OF ADDRESSES WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT. A new bus will not be assigned until the school notifies the transportation department of the new address. The transportation department must receive the information at least one week prior to starting bus service to the new address in order to avoid any delays in your child’s transportation.

Transportation Appeals Application

Click here for the Transportation Appeals Form
All applications for appeals are due no later than one week prior to the date the applicant will present the appeal. Applicants will be given approximately 10 minutes to present his/her appeal, at which time all pertinent information should be offered to the committee. Questions by the committee members will follow the applicant’s presentation. Committee decisions will be issued subsequent to the appeal date.

Please mail to:
North Royalton City Schools
Transportation Department
6579 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
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