- Can my child ride a public school bus?
- Can my child ride a Hathaway Brown School bus?
- What does transportation cost?
- Is service provided where I live?
- Who can ride the bus?
- Is transportation available after athletics or after-school programs?
- Do the routes or times change during exams?
- What happens if I am not at the central stop after school when the bus arrives? What about the morning?
- Whom do I call if my child will not ride the bus?
- Can my child bring a bring a friend home with her on the bus?
- If my child has a large project, such as a Science Fair poster, can she bring it on the bus?
- Can my child be dropped off at a different stop from the usual stop?
- How do we sign up for Hathaway Brown School Transportation Service?
- Where can I get more information?
The following school districts currently provide transportation to Hathaway Brown School for students who reside in their local districts. Different restrictions apply to each district. Because of the current economy, many districts are considering changing their services. Please check directly with the transportation department of your local school district to find out for certain what transportation will be offered for the 2013-2014 school year. Click here for a listing of school district telephone contacts.
As of April 30, 2013:
|Orange||216.831.8600 ext. 7632||K-12|
|Cleveland Heights/University Heights||216.371.7195||K-5 if more than one mile from school
6-8 if more than two miles from school
Hathaway Brown School will first try to provide transportation to or from school for those studetns who could not attend school without it. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis for students who are not eligible for public school transportation. If seating is available, we will provide transportation to other families as well. If room permits, we will transport siblings in grades K-8 to University School's Shaker Heights campus.
Public school transportation is free.
Hathaway Brown School does charge for transportation in order to help offset the cost of drivers, vehicles, insurance, maintenance, and fuel. We offer different plans to give families flexibility in meeting their transportation needs.
Our costs for the 2013-2014 school year are listed below.
|Transportation to and from school four days or more per week||$3,030|
|Transportation to and from school three days or fewer per week||$2,030|
|Transportation either to school or home from school four days or more per week||$1,810|
|Transportation either to school or home from school three days or fewer per week||$1,235|
We will adjust our routes each year, if we can, to provide transportation as it is needed.
We currently provide transportation to the following areas:
Akron/Bath/Richfield/Hinckley/Medina - A bus picks up students and drops them off in the parking lot behind the McDonalds restaurant on Wheatley Road just west of I-77 and south of I-271. It first picks up Brecksville families who cannot meet at a central pick-up point in the morning and then picks up students at St. Mark's Church on E. Pleasant Valley Road.
Aurora/Bainbridge/Chagrin Falls and Eastern Suburbs South of Fairmount Boulevard - A bus picks students up and takes them home. Depending upon where the families reside, we may require them to meet the bus at a central stop. In previous years, that stop has been at the KMart at SR-306 and Bainbridge Road.
Bratenahl - A van picks students up and brings students to school only. No after-school transportation is available.
Brecksville/Independence/Seven Hills - PM ONLY. A school vehicle drops off students at a central spot - St. Mark's Church at McCreary and E. Pleasant Valley roads. Students who cannot meet the bus after school at the central stop are then taken home.
Hudson/Twinsburg - A school vehicle picks students up and takes them home.
Solon/Orange Village - A bus combines residential stops with a central pick-up point at the Sears parking lot on SOM Center Road.
Westlake/Rocky River/Bay Village/Lakewood - A bus stops at central pick-up points at Clemens/Crocker, Detroit/Clague, and Winterhurst Skating Arena. Students who cannot meet at a central stop after school are taken home.
The vehicles that we use may change from year to year, depending upon the number of riders that we have from each area. Pick-up and drop-off areas may change and are dependent upon the transportation requests that we receive.
We transport students in grades K-12 and their siblings in grades K-8 at University School. From time to time, we may transport students from other schools as well.
No. The buses leave at the end of the regularly scheduled school day. Buses depart HB promptly at 3:30 p.m.
No. Because we transport students of all ages together, we cannot change the route during exams. If this causes a hardship, please call Transportation Director Bob Armstrong at 216.320.8081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if a special arrangement can be made.
What happens if I am not at the central stop after school when the bus arrives? What about the morning?
The driver will continue on the route and return to the central stop when all of the other students have been dropped off. If you are the last stop, the driver will wait for you. If you cannot be reached, other contacts on your transportation registration form will be called and arrangements will be made for them to meet your child. If no one can be reached, the student will be taken back to the school and the driver or someone from the school will wait with the child until she is picked up.
In the morning, the driver will wait for two minutes past the scheduled departure time and then continue to the next stop.
Call Transportation Director Bob Armstrong on his cell phone before 7 a.m at 216.313.0031. Between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., call Bob at the office at 216.320.8081. After 3 p.m., call Bob on his cell phone at 216.313.0031.
We will allow guest passengers if there is room on the bus. We must have written permission from the guest's parent(s) and emergency contact information before the guest can ride the bus. Please call Transportation Director Bob Armstrong at 216.320.8081 to schedule a guest.
As long as the project can fit on the bus seat, she can bring it with her. For safety reasons, we cannot allow anything to be placed in the bus aisle, doorway, or exits. NO ANIMALS can be transported on school buses.
Yes, but we must have your written permission and we must be able to make the stop without causing any disruption to the service of other passengers. We have had instances where we have taken a student home one day, to a parent's workplace another day, and to a grandparent's home on yet another day.
To register for the 2013-2014 school year, please click here to complete the form online or click here to download a registration form and mail it to: Hathaway Brown School Transportation, 19600 North Park Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122. All registration materials must be received before June 28, 2013.
Once the registration forms are received, drivers will identify their stops and a preliminary schedule will be determined. Passengers who register after June 30 may be required to meet the van or bus at an already-determined stop.
Contact Transportation Director Bob Armstrong by phone at 216.320.8081 or by email at email@example.com.