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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 2019-20 transportation schedules for all students will be available on e-Link beginning Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

For the safety of all students,

the transportation department does not provide bus information 
for students over the phone.

NRSD kindergarten parents will receive a phone call from their bus driver to confirm pick-up time and location by Thursday, August 22, 2019. Pre-school parents will receive their call by Friday, August 16, 2019. Kindergarten and pre-school bus information is also available on e-Link for you to view.

2019-20 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 2019-20 transportation schedules for all students will be available on e-Link beginning Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

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.  
Here Comes The Bus  

North Royalton City Schools will be implementing a new GPS system in their school buses and vans in October of the 2019-20 school year.


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:

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. NO BUS CAN BE ASSIGNED UNTIL THE SCHOOL NOTIFIES TRANSPORTATION 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 Committee 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

Transportation to Other Schools

Assumption Academy: If your student is not assigned to an Assumption bus, they will ride a High School bus to the high school in the AM. A transfer bus (Bus 32) transports these students to Assumption Academy. In the PM, your student will ride from Assumption Academy to the Middle School, then transfer to a middle school bus.

Holy Family School, Incarnate Word Academy, Padua Franciscan High School: Students ride the High School buses in the AM. In the PM, students ride the Middle School buses. A transfer bus (Holy Family and Incarnate Word is Bus 48, Padua is Bus 53) transports students to and from their appropriate school.

Royal Redeemer Lutheran School: Students ride the St. Albert buses in the AM and PM. A transfer bus (Bus 53) transports students to and from Royal Redeemer.
Parental Transportation Contracts/Payment in Lieu of Transportation
Parents of children attending non-public schools which North Royalton City Schools does not provide transportation to should submit a Reimbursement Contract no later than Friday, September 13, 2019 to your child’s school. This Reimbursement Contract is available at your child’s school. The contract must be filled out completely, along with the parent/guardian signature to be valid.


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 day care 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.
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