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.


Paint Valley Bus Routes

Bus #1

First Pickup 2524 Upper Twin Road at 7:00 a.m.

Turn right on Route 50 East to Upper Twin Road (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.

Upper Twin Rd. to Keran St. Bourneville

Keran St. to Cropp Street

Cropp Street to Taylor St. then back to Upper Twin Rd.

Upper Twin Rd. to Route 50, turn right

On Rt. 50 pickup both Route 50 Stops in Bourneville

After Bourneville, proceed to Paint Valley, turn left on Dill Road, turn left into the dropoff/ pickup lane in front of elementary school.

This route is reverse on the P.M. run

roads on route: Cropp St., Fordyce Rd., Keran St., Rt. 50 Bourneville, Taylor St., Upper Twin Rd.


Bus #2

First Pickup at cross walk 216 S. Quarry Street 7:20 a.m. also - JVS bus route

Turn left on Route 50 to Quarry St. in Bainbridge

Turn left on S. Quarry Street to Jester Hill Road - turn around just past county line, back down Jester Hill Rd.

Right on Dewey Street to stop at corner of Dewey St. & Maple St.

Left on Maple St. - Right on Shawnee St. to Bainbridge Manor Apts.

Back to stop at corner of Shawnee St. & Oak St. to stop on Oak Street & Hill Drive

Left on Webster St. Right on Maple St. Right on Main St.

Pick up 215 E. Main St. - Pick Up Video Alley

Proceed to Paint Valley, turn right on Dill Road, turn left into the dropoff/pickup lane in front of elementary school.

Bus will depart from PV to JVS at 7:55 a.m.

This route is reverse on the P.M. run

roads on route: Dewey St., Hill Dr., Jester Hill Rd., Main St., Maple St., Oak St., Quarry St., Rt. 50 W, Shawnee St., Video Alley, Webster St.

Bus #3

First Pickup 714 Spargursville Rd. 6:45 a.m.

Turn right on Route 50 East to Jones Levee Rd. to Spargursville Rd.

Spargursville Rd. to Potts Hill Road left - proceed to Nipgen Rd.

Turn left on Rt. 772, turn around at Ross/Pike county line

Turn left on Potts Hill Rd

Turn left on 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 Rd.

Back to Potts Hill Rd. turn left - stop Potts Hill at Landrum Rd.

Turn around and proceed back to Potts Hill Rd. - turn left

Off Potts Hill Rd. turn left on Schmidt Rd. turn around and proceed back to Potts Hill Rd. - turn left

Proceed to Kinzer Rd., turn right on Kinzer Rd. and turn around in first drive on the right on Schmidt Rd.

Back to Potts Hill Rd. - turn right & proceed to Route 50 East. Turn right and proceed to Paint Valley, turn right on Dill Rd., turn left into the dropoff/bus pickup lane in front of elementary school.

This route is reverse on the P.M. run

roads on route: Davis Rd., Ewing Rd., Jones Levee Rd., Kinzer Rd., Landrum Rd., Nipgen Rd., Potts Hill Rd., Schmidt Rd., Spargursville Rd., St. Rt. 772

Bus #6

First pickup 1223 Alexander Hollow Road 6:45 a.m.

Turn right on Route 50 East to Jones Levee Rd.

From Jones Levee Rd. turn right on Spargursville to Alexander Hollow Rd.

From Alexander Hollow Rd., turn around at Dehart Rd. back to Spargursville Rd., right on Potts Hill Rd.

From Potts Hill Rd., turn left on Harris Station Rd.

From Harris Station Rd., turn right on Minnehan Bend Rd. (turn around at a wide spot after picking up students at the end of the road)

Turn right on to Harris Station - right on St. Rt. 772 then right on Flat Rd.

Left onto Spargursville Rd., then left on Potts Hill Rd.

Proceed on Potts Hill Rd. to Camelin Hill Rd. turn left

From Camelin Hill Rd turn left on Baker Rd. Turn around at 323 Baker Rd. and proceed to Camelin Hill Rd., turn left

Proceed to Jones Levee, turn left on Rt. 50 West to proceed to Paint Valley.

Turn left on Dill Rd., turn left into the dropoff/pickup lane in front of elementary school.

This route is reverse on the P.M. run

roads on route: Alexander Hollow Rd., Baker Rd., Camelin Hill Rd., Dehart Rd., Flat Rd., Harris Station Rd., Jones Levee Rd., Minnehan Bend Rd., Potts Hill Rd., Spargursville Rd., St. Rt. 772

Bus #7

First Pickup 2722 California Hollow Rd. 6:45 a.m.

Turn right on Rt. 50 to California Hollow Rd.

California Hollow Rd. to Tong Hollow Rd.

Tong Hollow Rd. to Whetstone Rd.

Whetstone Rd. to St. Rt. 41 North to Free Lane - turn right

Free Lane back to St. Rt. 41 N

St Rt. 41 N to turn around at Paint Township Hall

South on Rt. 41 to Garman Lane and then right on St. Rt. 41

St. Rt. 41 to Paugh Rd. and then right on St. Rt. 41

St. Rt. 41 to Fifth St. & Quarry St. in Bainbridge

Fifth St. & Quarry St. to Third St. & Quarry St. to US Rt. 50

Turn left on Rt. 50 - proceed to Paint Valley

Turn right on Dill Rd., turn left into the bus dropoff/ pickup lane in front of elementary

This route is reverse on the P.M. run

roads on route: California Hollow Rd., Fifth St., Free Lane, Garman Lane, N. Maple St., N. Mountian St., Paugh Rd., Quarry St., St. Rt. 41 N., Third St., Tong Hollow Rd., Whetstone Rd.

Bus #11

First Pickup 307 N. Quarry Street 6:45 a.m.

Turn left on Rt. 50 to Bainbridge

Continue on Quarry St./State Route 41 N. to Falls Road

Falls Road to Cove Run Road and back to Falls Road

To Rapid Forge Road to Paugh Road back to Rapid Forge Road to US 50 West

Turn around at the county line - pull off and pickup students at 242 US Rt. 50, to Houseman Town Road

Back to 50 East to St. Rt. 41 South to Massie Run Road

Massie Run Road to Brier Road

Pickups at the Bakery on St. Rt. 41 S

Back to St. Rt. 41 to US Rt. 50 to Harris St./Bainbridge

Turn right to stop at Harris Street Alley, continue on Harris Street to Second Street - Stop at Second & Mountain Streets.

Continue on Second St. to stop at Second St. & Quarry St.

Continue on Second St. to stop at Second St. & Maple St.

Continue on Second St. to stop at Second St. & Walnut St.

Continue on Second St. to stop at Second St. & Cross St.

Turn left on Cross St. to Main St. Turn Right on Rt. 50 East

Stop at Video Alley - continue on Rt. 50 East to Paint Valley

Turn right on Dill Rd., turn left into the bus dropoff/ pickup lane in front of elementary

The underlined sections of this route will be run first in the P.M. 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 a.m. route starting with Falls Road to Cove Run etc.

roads on route: Brier Rd., Cove Run Rd., Cross St., Falls Rd., Harris St. Alley, Houseman Town Rd., Main St., Maple St., Massie Run Rd., Mountain St., N. Quarry St., Paugh Rd., Rapid Forge Rd., Rt. 50 West, Second St., St. Rt. 41 N., St. Rt. 41 S., Video Alley, Walnut St., W. 3rd St.

Bus #12

First Pickup 639 Hurless Rd 6:50 a.m.

Turn right on Rt. 50 to Hurless Rd.

Hurless Rd. to McDonald Hill Rd.

McDonald Hill Rd. to State Route 28 - turn on Maple Grove Rd. from Rt. 28

Maple Grove Rd. to Owl Creek Rd. turn right on Owl Creek Rd.

Turn around at Scott Rd. - Owl Creek Rd. to Rt. 50 turn left

Off Rt. 50 - pickup Glenn Drive to Fry Drive to the Slate Mills stop (19084 US Rt. 50)

Rt. 50 to St. Rt. 28 (stops on Rt. 28 from US 50 are Franklin Circle, Emerald, Cameo, Coral, Lana Lane to Kelley Drive) - then to Maple Grove - turn left

Maple Grove Rd. to US Rt. 50 West turn right

Stops on Rt. 50 West between Bourneville and Paint Valley

Proceed to Paint Valley

Turn left on Dill Rd., turn left into the bus dropoff/ pickup lane in front of elementary

P.M. route will be Rt. 50 stops to Glenn Drive, Fry Drive, Slate Mills, Route 28 stops (stops on Rt. 28 from US 50 to Franklin Circle, to Emerald, Cameo, Coral, Lana Lane, to Kelley Dr.), then to Maple Grove to Owl Creek, Turn around Scott Rd., back to Owl Creek to Maple Grove to Rt. 28 to McDonald Hill to Hurless)

roads on route: Cameo Lane, Coral Lane, Emerald Lane, Franklin Circle, Fry Dr., Hurless Rd., Glenn Dr., Kelley Dr., Lana Lane, Maple Grove Rd., McDonald Hill Rd., Rt. 50, Owl Creek Rd., Slate Mills, St. Rt. 28

Bus #14

First Pickup 300 Baum Hill Rd. 6:45 a.m.

Turn right on Rt. 50 to Jones Levee Rd. turn right

Jones Levee Rd. to Baum Hill Rd. turn left

Baum Hill Rd. to Schlegel Rd. turn left (turn around on Schlegel)

Turn left on Baum Hill Rd and then left on Black Run Rd.

Black Run Rd. to Blain Highway - left on Blain Highway

Blain Highway to Rt. 50 West - turn left

Rt. 50 West to Mingo Road - turn right

After Mingo Rd. pickups, turn right on Lower Twin Rd.

Lower Twin Rd. to Porter Hollow Rd. to McDonald Hill Rd, right (turn around on McDonald Hill Rd is 638 McDonald Hill Rd.)

McDonald Hill Rd. to Porter Hollow Rd. - turn left

From Porter Hollow Rd., turn right on Lower Twin Rd.

Lower Twin Rd. to turn around on Wisecup Hill Road, back to stop at Turkey Ridge Rd., and Lower Twin Rd.

Lower Twin Rd. to US 50 right - then proceed to Paint Valley

Turn left on Dill Rd., turn left into the bus dropoff/ pickup lane in front of elementary

roads on route: Baum Hill Rd., Black Run Rd., Lower Twin Rd., McDonald Hill Rd., Mingo Rd., Porter Hollow Rd., Schlegel Rd., Turkey Ridge Rd., Wisecup Hill Rd.

Bus #15

Ross County DD/Pioneer School Route/Mt. Logan School Route

First pickup - TBD

Bus #16

First Pickup 17311 US Route 50 at 6:55 a.m.

Turn right on Rt. 50 to Maple Grove Rd. - left

Maple Grove Rd. to St. Rt. 28 turn right

St. Rt. 28 to Franklin Circle

Franklin Circle to Stacey Drive - back to Franklin Circle

Franklin Circle to Emerald Lane

Emerald Lane to St. Rt. 28 to Eastlook Dr.

Eastlook Dr. to Westview Dr.

Westview Dr. to St. Rt. 28 to Meadow Dr.

Meadow Dr. to State Route 28 to Maple Grove Rd.

Maple Grove Rd. to Queen Dr.

Queen Dr. to St. Rt. 28 to Poplar Ridge Rd.

Left on Poplar Ridge Rd. to Scott Rd. to the turn around

Scott Rd. turn around to Rt. 50 - proceed to Paint Valley

Turn left on Dill Rd., turn left into the bus dropoff/ pickup lane in front of elementary

roads on route: Eastlook Dr., Emerald Lane, Franklin Circle, Maple Grove Rd., Meadow Dr., Poplar Ridge Rd., Queen Dr., Rt. 50 E., Scott Rd., St. Rt. 28, Stacey Dr., Westview Dr.


Street Bus #

Number range PV/Other Distr.

Adams Lane 300-399 all PV 11

Alexander Hollow Road 1-1999 all PV 6

Baker Road 1 - 695 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 1 - 199 all PV 16

California Hollow Road 1-3199 all PV 7

Camelin Hill Road 618-3699 shared 6

Cameo Lane 1-199 all PV 12

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

Cove Run Road 124-1543 all PV 11

Cropp Street 10000-11598 all PV 1

Cross St. all PV 11

Davis Road 1644-2399 shared 3

Dehart Rd. use tax finder shared 6

Dewey St. 102-110 all PV 2

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 & 6

Fordyce Road 573-877 shared 1

Franklin Circle 1-699 all PV 12 &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 98-199 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 12

Kennedy Lane 100-199 all PV 11

Keo Lane 1 - 299 all PV 1

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

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 & 11

N. Mountain Street 100-299 all PV 7 & 11

N. Quarry Street 100-599 all PV 7 & 11

Nipgen Road 1-316 shared 3

Northlook Drive 1-199 all PV 16

Oak St. 102-110 all PV 2

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

Porter Hollow Rd. use tax finder shared 14

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 - 1793 all PV 16

Shawnee Street 100-299 all PV 2

Spargursville Road 1-5399 all PV 3 & 6

Stacy Drive 1-999 all PV 16

State Route 28 use tax finder shared 12 & 16

State Route 41 N 4300-9199 shared 7 & 11

State Route 41 S 300-2030 + 2199 shared 11

State Route 772 1-1099 shared 3 & 6

Strouse Lane 176-366 all PV 1

Taylor Street 11429-11563 all PV 1

Tong Hollow Road 1-4499 all PV 7

Turkey Ridge Rd. use tax finder shared 14

Upper Twin Road 1001, 3081-10823 shared 1

US Route 50 E use tax finder shared 12 & 1

US Route 50 W use tax finder shared 2 & 11

Video Alley all PV 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

Wisecup Hill Rd. use tax finder shared 14



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 Coordinator

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 - Dan Dillon - Gene Harrell - Don Hughes - Heidi Lemaster - Debbie Mitchell - Dolly Smith

Paint Valley Van Drivers

-Whitney Bethel