School transportation regulations

All school transportation in Ohio must comply Federal, Revised and Administrative codes. The complete list of codes can be reviewed and downloaded here.

Criminal background checks for driving staff
School bus drivers and van drivers are subject to criminal background checks. RC 3327.10 requires individuals who have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense listed in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-83-23 shall not be hired or shall be released from employment, as applicable, unless the person meets the rehabilitation requirements.  In July 2015, the Ohio Department of Education published the Standards for Employment of School Bus and School Van Drivers with Criminal Charges and Convictions to summarize the changes in regulations leading to the final rule. It includes a chart that summarizes the offenses and lists the eligibility for rehabilitation for each.