The Upper Arlington City School District offers transportation services to elementary and middle school students who live 1.25 miles or greater from their home school. Transportation is not provided for high school students. Transportation also may be provided to students with special education transportation needs.

The district owns and operates its own fleet of school buses and school transportation vehicles. Capacities range from 9 passenger vans to 71 passenger buses.

The number one goal of the department is to provide safe and efficient transportation for all students to and from school and school related activities.

New Health and Safety Protocols

The new health and safety protocols for school transportation are outlined in the Upper Arlington Schools Responsible Restart Plan. The protocols are as follows:

  • Parents/guardians must assess and report students’ health before leaving for the bus stop (see below). 

  • Six feet physical distancing is encouraged at the bus stop. 

  • Masks will be required for students on the bus.

  • Students will load the bus from back to front. 

  • Windows will remain open (weather permitting).

  • Students will have assigned seating, with one to two students per seat.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the buses.

  • Each bus will be sanitized after any use / route and at the end of the day.


Students should stay home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms of COVID-19: 

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Please allow for possible delays due to new health and safety protocols for our buses. We appreciate your patience as we implement these enhanced protocols for the safety of our students and bus drivers.


Don A. Williams Sr. 
Director of Transportation
[email protected]

Dora White
Transportation Secretary

4104 Roberts Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Phone: (614) 487-6477
Fax: (614) 876-2154

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