Marion City Schools' Transportation Department transports about 2,000 students to and from school each day. Its supervisor, Jason Heilman, secretary, Jennifer Fosnaugh, and full-time and substitute bus drivers and bus aides take their work including ensuring the safety of students very seriously.
Each year, drivers must attend five credit hours of in-service to reinforce safety procedures, driving skills and student interaction. It is the department's top priority to make sure students arrive safely and in a timely manner at school and back home.
The transportation department realizes this job can't be done by staff alone. Support is needed from administration, co-workers, and most importantly parents and guardians to make sure each year is a successful one. Heilman encourages families to be involved in educating their children about how to be safe at bus stops and on the bus. It is helpful for parents and guardians to remind their children that it's important to obey all rules on the bus just like they need to in school.
It is the policy of the Marion City Schools Board of Education to provide transportation to those students whose distance from their school makes this service necessary within the limitations established by state law. Such laws and rules shall govern any question not covered by this policy.