Transportation


High School Student Drivers

High School students with a valid drivers license may obtain permission to drive to and from school each day by filling out the Driving Form in the high school office. There are no assigned parking spots so long as students park in the high school main parking lot only. The elementary lot and the lot behind the school are reserved for Paint Valley Staff.

Driving to school is a privilege - not a right. Students will maintain this privilege so long as they:

  • attend school on time.

  • drive in a safe manner.

  • comply with all driving laws and school policies.

Examples of actions that may result in losing driving privileges:

  • Leaving school during the school day without proper permission.

  • Regularly arriving late to school.

  • Driving recklessly in the parking lot, on the road, or near busses.

For a complete list of all driving rules, read the Paint Valley High School Handbook on the Middle/High School page.

All routes are subject to change

Paint Valley Local Schools

2021-2022

Bus Routes


Bus #11 First Pickup 307 N. Quarry St. 6:45 am: Continue on Quarry St./State Route 41 North to Falls Road, to Cove Run Rd. and back to Falls Rd., to Rapid Forge Rd., to Paugh Rd., back to Rapid Forge Rd, to US 50 West. Turn around at the county line pull off and pick up students at 242 U.S. Rt. 50, to Houseman Town Rd., back to 50 East to State Route 41 South to Massie Run, to Brier Rd., pickups at the Bakery on State Route 41 South, back to State Route 41, to US 50 to Harris St., Turn right to stop at Harris St. Alley, continue on Harris St. to Second St, stop at Second and Mountain St., continue on Second St. to stop at Second and Quarry St.,

Continue on Second St. to stop at Second and Maple St., Continue on Second St. to stop at Second and Walnut St., continue on Second St. to stop at Second and Cross St., turn left onto Cross St., to Main St., turn Right on US 50 East, continue on Route 50 East to Paint Valley High School and turn Right onto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school. The underlined sections of this route will be run first in the PM, beginning with the Video Alley stop and going in reverse order of underlined stops until the Harris St. Alley stop. Then the route will be run in the same order as the AM Route starting with Falls Rd. to Cove Run, etc.


Bus #7-First Pick up will be 2722 California Rd. 6:45am: Start on California Hollow Rd., continue to Tong Hollow Rd., to Whetstone Road, to State Route 41 North to Free Lane, back to State Route 41 North, to turn around at the Paint Township Hall, to Garman Lane, back to State Route 41, to Paugh Rd., back to State Route 41, to Fifth and Quarry St., to Third and Quarry St., left on Main Street, stop at Thrift Store, proceed to Paint Valley, and turn Right onto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school. This route will be run in reverse order on the PM Route.


Bus #12-First Pickup 639 Hurless Rd., 6:50am: Start on Hurless Rd., to McDonald Hill, to State Route 28, turn right on Maple Grove, turn right on Owl Creek Rd., Turn around at Scott Rd., to Owl Creek Rd. to U.S. Route 50, to Glenn Drive, to Fry Drive., to Slate Mills (19084 US Rt. 50), to State Route 28 (Stops on State Route 28 from US 50 to Franklin Circle, to Emerald, Cameo, Coral, Lana Ln., to Kelly Drive, to Maple Grove, to US 50 West, Stops on Route 50 between canoe livery and Paint Valley. Proceed to Paint Valley and turn Right onto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school. PM route will be route 50 stops to Canoe Livery, Glenn Drive, Fry Drive, Slate Mills, Route 28 stops(Stops on State Route 28 from US 50 to Franklin Circle, to Emerald, Cameo, Coral, Lana Ln., to Kelly Drive), then to Maple Grove, to Owl Creek, Turn around at Scott Rd, back to Owl Creek to Maple Grove to Route 28, back to McDonald Hill, to Hurless.


Bus #6-First Pick up 1223 Alexander Hollow Rd. 6:45am: Turn right onto Route 50 East, to Jones Levee, turn right on Spargursville,to Alexander Hollow, turn around at Dehart Rd, back to Spargursville, right to Potts Hill Rd., Left on Potts Hill Rd. Left on 772, , left on Flat Rd., Right onto Spargursville Rd, Right on Harris Station Rd.,to Minnehan Bend Rd., Turn around on Minnehan Bend, back to Harris Station Rd.,to 772, turn Left proceed to Camelin Hill Rd., turn left on Baker Rd., Turn around at 323 Baker Rd. and proceed to Camelin Hill Rd., Turn Left on Camelin Hill Rd.,to McGuire Lane, turn around on McGuire Ln., and proceed to Camelin Hill Rd., turn right and proceed to Jones Levee, turn Left on route 50 west and proceed to Paint Valley, and turn Left onto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school. This route will be run in reverse order on the PM run.


Bus #3-First Pickup at 714 Spargursville Rd.6:45am: Turn right on Route 50 East, proceed to Jones Levee Rd., to Spargursville Rd., turn left onto Potts Hill Rd., proceed to Nipgen Rd., Turn left on Route 772, turn around at Ross/Pike Line, turn left onto Potts Hill Rd., to Davis Rd., turn around and proceed to Potts Hill Rd. turn left on Potts Hill Rd., to Ewing Rd., turn around at the end of Ewing, back to Potts Hill and turn left, stop at Landrum Rd on Potts Hill, proceed to Mitchell Rd., turn around and proceed to Potts Hill Rd., turn left on Potts Hill Rd., Turn left onto Schmidt Rd., turn around and proceed to Potts Hill Rd., turn left and proceed to Kinzer Rd., Turn right on Kinzer Rd. and turn around in first drive on the right on Schmidt Rd., proceed to Potts Hill Rd. turn right on Potts Hill Rd. and proceed to Route 50 East. Turn Right and proceed to Paint Valley, and turn right onto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school. This route will be run in reverse order on the PM run.


Bus #14-First Pick Up 300 Baum Hill Rd 6:45am: Start on Baum Hill Rd.,to Schlegel Rd., back to Baum Hill Rd.,to Black Run Rd., to Shoemaker, back to Black Run Rd.,to Blain Hwy., to US 50, to Mingo Rd.,to Lower Twin, to Porter Hollow Rd. to McDonald Hill Rd., back to Porter Hollow Rd., back to Lower Twin Rd., to turn around at Wisecup Hill Rd., back to stop at Turkey Ridge Rd. and Lower Twin Rd., then back down Lower Twin Rd. to US 50, then proceed to Paint Valley, and turn Left onto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school.


Bus #1-First Pickup 2524 Upper Twin Rd. at 7:00am: Turn Right from Paint Valley onto Route 50 East, to Upper Twin Rd.(All stops on Upper Twin Rd. will be made after the turn around). turn around and proceed to Fordyce Rd., to turn around, back to Upper Twin Rd., to Keran St., to Cropp St., to Taylor St., back to Upper Twin, to Route 50, turn right and PICK UP BOTH STOPS IN BOURNEVILLE, proceed to Paint Valley, and turn Left onto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school. This route is reversed on the PM run.


Bus #2 Pickaway-Ross(JVS) First pickup at crosswalk at 216 S. Quarry St. at 7:20am: Turn Left onto Route 50 to Quarry St., to Jester Hill Rd., to turn around just past county line, back down Jester Hill Rd., right on Dewey St. to stop at corner of Dewey and Maple St., left on Maple St., right on Shawnee St., to Bainbridge Manor Apts., back to stop at corner of Shawnee St. and Oak St., to stop at Oak St. and Hill Dr., right on Walnut St., right on Main St., Pick up at Video Alley, proceed to Paint Valley, and turn Rightonto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school. This route is reversed on the PM run. Bus will Depart Paint Valley at 7:55am for Pickaway-Ross CTC.


Bus #16 First Pickup 17311 US Route 50 at 6:55am: Turn right onto US 50 East, left on Maple Grove Rd., right on State Route 28 to Franklin Circle, to Stacy Drive, continue back to Franklin Circle, to Emerald Ln., to State Route 28, to Eastlook Drive, tow Westview Dr., to State Route 28, to Meadow Dr., continue on Meadow Dr., back to State Route 28, to Maple Grove, to Queen Dr., to State Route 28, to Poplar Ridge Rd., to Scott Rd., to turn around, to US 50 proceed to Paint Valley, and turn Left onto Dill Rd, turn Left into the bus pickup lane in front of elementary school.


Bus #15-Ross County DD/Pioneer Center


Questions about routes or pickup times call:740-634-3582, ext. 14301


Elementary Office: 740-634-3512

Middle/High School Office: 740-634-3582

Lewis D. Ewry

Transportation Supervisor (740)634-3582 ext. 14107


ALL PICKUP TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE

STUDENTS SHOULD BE AT THEIR DESIGNATED STOP 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO BUS ARRIVAL









Street Address Check All routes are subject to change

Number range Street Value Bus #

Adams Lane 300-399 all PV 11

Alexander Hollow Road 1-1999 all PV 6

Baker Road 1-115 all PV 6 + 15 (1) student

Baum Hill Road 1-2349 shared 14

Black Run Road 4741-6399 shared 14

Brier Road 1600-3129 shared 11

Bryan Court 11533-11565 all PV 16

California Hollow Road 1-3199 all PV 7

Camelin Hill Road 618-3699 shared 6

Cameo Lane 1-199 all PV 16

Church Street 1-99 all PV 2

Clayton Mills Court 1 - 599 all PV 1

Copperas Mt. Road 1-1398 all PV 6

Coral Lane 1-199 all PV 12

Cropp Street 10000-11598 all PV 1

Davis Road 1644-2399 shared 3

Diamond Lane 1-199 all PV 12

E. Main Street 100-599 all PV 2 & 7

E. Second Street 1-408 all PV 11

E. Third Street 100-299 all PV 7

Eastlook Drive 1-199 all PV 16

Emerald Lane 1-199 all PV 16

Ewing Road 1-799 all PV 3

Falls Road 1-4099 all PV 11

Flat Road 1-1499 all PV 3

Fordyce Road 573-877 shared 1

Franklin Circle 1-699 all PV 16

Free Lane 1-899 shared 7

Fry Drive 1-199 all PV 12

Garman Lane 141-999 shared 7

Glenn Drive 1 - 299 all PV 12

Harris Station Road 1299-4399 shared 6

Hill Drive 100-199 all PV 2

Houseman Town Road 1-1899 all PV 11

Hurless Road 300-1498 all PV 12

Jester Hill Road 3301-6199 shared 2

Jones Levee 1-999 all PV 6

Kelley Drive 1-199 all PV 16

Kennedy Lane 100-199 all PV 11

Keran Street 11400-11599 all PV 1

Kinzer Road 1-499 all PV 3

Lana Lane 1-499 all PV 12

Landrum Road 1-2399 all PV 3

Lovers Lane 1-999 all PV 3

Lower Twin Road 9309-14499 shared 14

Maple Grove Road 1-1699 shared 12 & 16

Massie Run Road 1530-2099 shared 11

McDonald Hill Road 1-1698 shared 12, 14, 16

Meadow Drive 1-499 all PV 16

Mingo Road 70-3976 all PV 14

Minnehan Bend Road 1-999 all PV 6

Mitchell Road 1-647 shared 3

N. Alley Street 1-299 shared 16

N. Maple Street 100-399 all PV 7

N. Mountain Street 100-299 all PV 7

N. Quarry Street 100-599 all PV 7

Nipgen Road 1-316 shared 3

Northlook Drive 1-199 all PV 16

Owl Creek Road 1363-5799 shared 12

Paugh Road 1100-2699 all PV 7 & 11

Penwell Hollow Road 1-699 shared 7

Poplar Ridge Road 1-3499 all PV 16

Potts Hill Road 1-8399 all PV 3

Queen Drive 1-499 all PV 16

Rapid Forge Road 100-902 shared 11

Rosewood Drive 1-99 all PV 16

S. Harris Street 100-299 all PV 11

S. Maple Street 1-499 all PV 2 & 11

S. Mountain Street 100-299 all PV 11

S. Quarry Street 1-599 all PV 2 & 11

Schlegal Road 1-1399 all PV 14

Schmidt Road 814-1899 shared 3

Scott Road 1-199 all PV 16

Shawnee Street 100-299 all PV 2

Spargursville Road 1-5399 all PV 6

Stacy Drive 1-999 all PV 16

State Route 28 630-3399 shared 16

State Route 41 N 4300-9199 shared 7

State Route 41 S 300-2030 + 2199 shared 11

State Route 772 1-1099 shared 3

Strouse Lane 176-366 all PV 1

Taylor Street 11429-11563 all PV 1

Tong Hollow Road 1-4499 all PV 7

Upper Twin Road 3081-10823 shared 1

US Route 50 E * use tax finder *7500-19099 shared 16, 12

US Route 50 W * use tax finder*400-8422 - some 200 > shared 11

W. Fifth Street 100-199 all PV 7

W. Main Street 100-399 all PV 11

W. Second Street 1-299 all PV 11

W. Third Street 100-399 all PV 7 & 11

Walnut Street 1-399 all PV 11

Webster Street 100-112 all PV 2

Westview Drive 1-399 all PV 16

Whetstone Road 1-799 shared 7


Procedures for Boarding and Departing the School Bus


❖ Bus Drivers are required, by law, to assign your child a “designated place of safety” where the student waits for the bus to pick them up. The designated place of safety will be in a place clearly visible where the driver and your child are able to see each other, outside of your home or car and away from traffic in a safe spot. Students are to be in the place of safety at least 5 minutes prior to bus’s scheduled arrival time. When departing the bus at the end of the day, students must remain at the “designated place of safety” until the bus has departed the bus stop or when your child can see the tail lights on the rear of the bus.


❖ The law requires bus drivers to use hand signals and your child’s bus driver will teach your child the proper hand signals in order to safely board and depart the bus. Please assist your child in obeying the hand-signals.


❖ When picking up students in the morning, the drivers hand will be palm out and straight up in the window, visible to the students waiting to board. The driver will check traffic and when it is safe to cross, will make eye contact with the student and lower the hand straight down. This is the signal it is safe for your child to cross the street. Once the driver gives the hand signal but before going into the street, the child needs to look both ways for themselves, then cross the street. If your student is door side or there are students waiting to board on the door side of the bus, your child will line up and the driver will signal (once traffic has been checked again) for door side students to enter the bus.


❖ When children depart the bus in the PM, they must again obey the driver’s hand signals. Your child, if crossing, will depart the bus and stand door side of the bus, 10 giant steps in front along the curb and look up at the driver. The driver will have hand up straight up, palm out and visible to the crossing students. The driver will check the traffic and when safe, make eye contact and drop the hand straight down. Students should cross to the center of the street (still at the front of the bus) and look both ways themselves and if safe, cross to the “driver designated place of safety”. The student is to remain there until the bus has departed. If the driver honks the horn, the child should look back at the driver for further instruction. The driver must count students as they depart and again before moving the bus. Do not take your child away from the stop until the bus leaves the stop. This is Ohio law and our drivers obey these laws. Please assist the driver in helping your child understand the importance of remaining at the designated place of safety.


❖ If you and/or your child are late to the bus stop and the bus door has been shut to pull away from the stop, do not allow your child to run up to catch the moving bus. This is extremely dangerous as the driver may not see you or your child. There is a 10 foot area all the way around the bus that is considered the danger zone. School buses have blind spots like any long vehicle and your child should be taught to stay out of the danger zone unless the driver has signaled them.

Safe Bus Riding & Rules for New Bus Riders


❖ Please have your child at the “driver designated place of safety” at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. It is recommended that you stay with your child until he/she boards the bus. When your child returns in the afternoon, your child must wait in the “driver designated place of safety” until the bus has departed in order for the driver to be assured all children are in a safe spot away from traffic and the bus before the bus pulls away from the stop.


❖ Teach your child not to talk to strangers and if someone approaches them, have them tell you or the bus driver right away.


❖ Behavior at the bus stop must not threaten life, limb or property so please help your child to understand proper behavior at the bus stop. If other students are present, have your child line up with the other children and don’t allow them to play around.


❖ There should not be alcohol, tobacco products or drugs used at the bus stop by anyone.


❖ Once your child boards the bus, he/she will be assigned a seat and they are required to sit in that seat every day unless a new seating chart is made by the driver. The bus driver assigns the child’s seat.


❖ Your child must sit down with--- back on back---seat on seat---feet on the floor or toward the floor. Students must remain seated keeping exits and aisle ways clear. There are no seat belts on the bus and sitting properly is the only way to ensure the child’s well being if a crash were to occur. Please talk with your child about the importance of staying seated at all times.


❖ Students must use their inside voice and not be loud so the driver can hear the 2-way radio, traffic noise and any student who may need assistance.


❖ When riding a school bus, children are not allowed to eat, drink or chew gum so it’s best to leave it at home before going to the bus stop. No alcohol, tobacco or drugs are to be used while riding a school bus.


❖ Please cut off any long or dangling straps from your child’s book bag or clothing so it can’t be caught in the handrails or door.


❖ Do not send any prescription or over the counter medications to school on the bus. If your child needs medication at school, you will need to transport the medication to/from the school yourself unless it is prescribed by a doctor and you have filled out a form for self carry.


❖ Teach your child if they drop something near or under the bus, not to go get it unless they tell the bus driver first. Your child’s safety is more important than the loss of any belonging and the bus has blind spots. Daily Bus Pass Use


❖ If you need your child picked up and/or dropped off at a location other than their assigned home bus stop on a permanent basis for childcare or shared parenting, an alternate transportation for shall be filled out and turned in to the Office. Multiple stops for the same student will not be approved. The only exception will be shared parenting and then must be the same days each week. We are unable to take varied schedules or every other week schedules. If a varied schedule is your practice, parents will need to pick one or the other address for the permanent stop location.


PHONE NUMBER FOR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS: (740) 634-3582 Ext 14107

Bus Garage: (740) 634-3481



Lewis D. Ewry

Transportation Supervisor

740-634-3582

ext. 14301

Elementary Office:

740-634-3512

Middle/High School Office:

740-634-3582

Dee Bethel

Transportation Administrative Assistant

Transportation Phone Line 740-634-3582 ext. 14107

Greg Pennington

Transportation Mechanic

740-634-3481


Paint Valley Bus Drivers

- Mark Alley - Wally Benner - Marie Carter - Randy Castle - Kaye Diehl - Dan Dillon - Don Hughes - Heidi Lemaster - Debbie Mitchell

Paint Valley Van Drivers

-Jini Parker - Whitney Bethel