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Transportation Department

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.

Parents' Role

Transporting children is a shared responsibility between home and school. While the district is responsible for children once they board their bus, families are solely responsible for the safety and supervision of their children to and from the designated bus stop and while students wait for their bus.

Parents/guardians of preschool, kindergarten and first grade children are advised to meet and receive their children at the bus stop. Children not met by their parents/guardians will be returned to their school building.

Students' Role

Family support for appropriate behaviors is essential. Parents are asked to reinforce with their children the importance of obeying the district's Student Code of Conduct and all Bus Safety Rules when riding in a school bus. Such rules ensure the safety and welfare of all riders. Thus, if a child jeopardizes everyone's safety by repeatedly violating these rules, the student may ultimately be denied the privilege of riding the bus.

Resolution of Problems 

Bus routes are designed for safety and efficiency. Extended stop times impact multiple routes. We want to properly address any concerns you may have, so we please ask that you do not interrupt the bus schedule by talking directly with a driver while he or she is on the route.  If a problem or concern arises related to school bus transportation, parents are encouraged to write the driver a note or call (513) 755-5821 to leave a message at the Lakota Service Center. Building administrators may also assist with transportation related questions.

    Contact Us

    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

    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.