The Cleveland City Schools transportation department is responsible for providing safe and reliable transportation to over 1,600 students each school day on nearly 50 routes, including special education routes. Our department is committed to ensuring that all students arrive at school on time and ready to learn. In addition, the transportation department provides buses for school field trips and extracurricular activities.

In April of 2023, the Cleveland City Board of Education voted unanimously to approve new start times for the upcoming school year to improve the consistency of bus routes. Board members voted unanimously to select Option 3, which was the option selected by families and staff members through a survey. Students at Cleveland Middle and High Schools will attend class from 7:30 to 2:30 p.m. while elementary school students will attend from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. for the 2023-2024 school year. In addition, our school board members voted unanimously to increase bus driver pay to the hourly rate of $22.

If you have any questions or concerns about our transportation services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to serve you and your children.



Hal Taylor
Director of Operations

Valerie Mack
Transportation Assistant to Operations Director

Parent Responsibility Zones

A Parent Responsibility Zone (PRZ) is an area within 1.5 miles of the school that allows for either safe walking or parent transportation.

Please review the Parent Responsibility Zones for the 2022-2023 School Year:

● Cleveland High School (no changes) 

     ○ I-75 to the West, 25th Street to the South, Ocoee Street to the East, and Paul Huff Parkway to the North.

● George R. Stuart Elementary 

     ○ 25th Street, Peerless to Georgetown Road to 17th Street, bordered by Keith Street on the East. 

 ● Arnold Memorial Elementary

     ○ Between Keith Street and North Ocoee, 1st Street to 17th Street

●  Mayfield Elementary

     ○  Spring Creek Apartments

     ○  Parker Street, 20th Street, Greenwood Avenue to 16th Street

     ○  Parker Street to 15th Street to 11th Street to Carolina Avenue

●  Blythe-Bower Elementary

     ○  Wildwood Avenue to 20th Street to the railroad tracks to APD 40

     ○  Wildwood Avenue to 9th Street to the railroad tracks to 20th Street

●  Yates Primary and Ross Elementary

     ○ Paul Huff Parkway to Peerless Road to Mimosa Drive to Mouse Creek Road 

You may sign up for bus transportation during your enrollment process on Cleveland City Schools’ website. If your child is eligible for bus transportation, you will be notified of their bus number, stop, and pick-up time a week before classes start.