VWCS Emphasizes Safety During National School Bus Safety Week

Posted On: Thursday, October 20, 2022

VWCS Bus Drivers

As National School Bus Safety week comes to an end, the Van Wert City School District would not only like to emphasize the importance of bus safety, but also take the time to recognize and honor the drivers who often transport more than 900 students on a daily basis.

The national theme this year is “1 Bus + 1 Driver = A Big Impact on Education,” and the focus is on reminding that safety is the first priority for all students. Ohio law requires that on a road with fewer than four lanes, all traffic approaching a stopped school bus from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of the bus and remain stopped until the bus begins to move or the bus driver signals motorists to proceed.

The Van Wert City School Transportation Department would like to remind drivers that the speed limit of the school zone on State Route 118 South (between Van Wert Middle / High School and Van Wert Elementary School) is reduced to 20 MPH during the following times:

7:35 AM - 8:15 AM

2:35 PM - 3:30 PM


The speed limit of the school zone on E. Ervin Rd. (in front of the Van Wert Early Childhood Center) is reduced to 20 MPH during the following times:

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

2:15 PM. - 3:15 PM


*Restricted hours will be adjusted to accommodate school delays

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