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Transportation: Arrival & Dismissal

Transporting students in a safe and timely manner is an important part of our daily operation. 

Transportation is available for preschool students who have individual education programs, as determined by their special education needs. For all other students, transportation is the responsibility of the parent, guardian or caregiver.

Please closely review our arrival and dismissal procedures below to ensure the safe transport of all our students.

Grades k-2 Transportation Form

Car Riders: Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Lakota Preschool uses a car rider drop-off and pick-up line for arrival and dismissal each day. This is a hand-to-hand service, from parent/guardian (or designated drop-off adult) to staff member at the car and then to classroom teacher once in the building.
To ensure your child’s safety, students will be issued a transportation tag to wear on his/her backpack. Each family is given pink passes that will include their child’s name and teacher name. This sign must be on the dash for us to release the student to the appropriate car.

If you are doing a carpool or someone else will be picking up your child, you must give them a pink pass and notify the teacher of the dismissal change.On the first few days of school, staff will be available to direct traffic through the car rider line. 

At VanGorden, the drop-off/pick-up line will be in front of the school in the semi-circle drive. This will be a SINGLE line of traffic. Once the semi-circle is full, cars will be diverted into the main VanGorden parking lot to line up and wait, as this will prevent traffic build-up on LeSourdsville West Chester Rd.

At Liberty ECS, the drop-off/pick-up line will be in the small parking lot near the preschool playground(to the right of the building as you enter). This will be a SINGLE line of traffic. ALL cars must turn right out of the parking lot.

Specialized Transportation Service

Some children who qualify for special education services may also qualify for specialized transportation services due to needs identified in his/her evaluation and Individual Education Plan. Children who qualify can only be bussed within Lakota district lines.

To ensure your child’s safety, students will be issued a bus/transportation tag to wear on his/her backpack. Lakota staff members will get students from the buses and take them directly to their classroom teachers. The same process will occur at dismissal to take students to their assigned buses.

District Transportation Information

The role of Lakota's Transportation Department is to guarantee safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation of students to and from their schools.

Over the years, the district has worked with its contracted bus service company, Petermann, to regularly review bus routes in an effort to safely transport as many students as possible within the available budget.

Transportation Forms & Documents

Contact Us

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WE are here to help! If you have questions regarding bus route information or the transportation of your child, please contact us. 

Calls are answered in the order received. Please understand that we receive a particularly high volume of calls at the start of the school year and hold/wait times may be longer than normal.

Transportation Department
Lakota Service Center
6947 Yankee Road
Liberty Twp. OH 45011
Phone: 513-755-5821
Fax: 513-777-3114

Office Hours
5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday