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Transportation

Gregg Roth                                                                                                 Abbey Harter
Transportation Director                                                                    Transportation Secretary

groth@elida.k12.oh.us                                                 aharter@elida.k12.oh.us
Phone: 419-338-6805                                                  Phone 419-338-6819

 

By the Numbers: 

  • 28 staff members received over 224 accumulative hours of in-service education last year
  • 25 drivers have a total of 210 years of experience
  • 1 mechanic has 25 years of experience
  • 1 secretary has 18 years of experience
  • 1 supervisor has 30 years of experience
  • The department is staffed 11 hours a day
  • Weather conditions are checked every morning prior to 6:00 am
  • New drivers train about 50 hours to become a bus driver
  • 37 vehicles are maintained: 24 buses, 2 vans, 5 maintenance vehicles, 1 band truck and 5 driver education cars
  • Bus drivers drive over 255,000 miles annually
  • 37,000 gallons of fuel were used in 2021-22 school year
  • 24 buses are dispatched daily
  • 2,081 bus stops are made daily
  • 1,500 miles are traveled by the buses daily
  • 1,811  students are transported daily
  • 63 railroad crossings are made daily
  • Elida buses transport students to 15 school buildings and serve 4 daycare facilities
  • Each bus is inspected: daily by the driver and weekly by the mechanic
  • 4 safety drills are conducted yearly per route
  • Every eligible rider is given safety instruction annually
  • Average age of the bus fleet is 10 years old with the oldest being 16 years old.