Buses in a line

Jessica Widmer
Transportation Supervisor

2022-2023 School Year 


The Wadsworth City Schools Transportation Department will be using a new parent app, Stopfinder and are ready to release the app to all Wadsworth City School Buildings.

Stopfinder is the easy to use, all-in-one app that allows you to have the most accurate information about your student’s bus schedule at anytime from anywhere. In addition to displaying your student’s transportation information, Stopfinder features a private messaging feature that will allow you to communicate directly with the Wadsworth City Schools Transportation Department. You can also create GeoAlerts for your student, which will notify you when the bus has arrived in or departed from any location on your student’s route, including their assigned bus stop and school. GeoAlert Alert Zones can be created for individual students allowing you to customize the Alert Zone based on their bus route. 


Here is a link to a quick video that explains how Stopfinder works:


If you need assistance in enrollement, please reach out to Jessica Widmer,


Transportation - Other than Residence

If you need to use a Bear Cub Academy, Babysitter/Daycare service for your child, please update the Transportation section of Final Forms for your student, and selection "yes" for the question "Does your child require transportation to an address other than home".  This  must be completed prior to bus stop approval (please note any changes in Transportation could take up to 3 days).


Bus Stop Change Request:

Please note, this form is not to make a change of address. This is only a request to relocate an existing bus stop.

If you would like to request a bus stop location change for your students assigned stop, please fill out the form below. We will review these weekly with our Bus Stop Change Committee and respond to your request within 14 days.



Less than 1 mile transportation:

If you live in a "walk-zone" and would like to request transportation for your student for the 2022-2023 school year, please fill out the form linked below. This is not a guarantee of transportation, we always do our best to fulfill all requests. We will make a determination in early September 2022, and if we are able to fulfill request we will reach out to you via phone and email. 



Non-Public Student Request for Transportation

For students who attend chartered nonpublic or community schools, a request for transportation may be requested at the link below.

Northside Christian Academy

Sacred Heart

Non-Public Request for Transportation



Have you Moved?

Please submit two (2) proof of residency to your child's school office that they attend.  No bus stop changes will be approved until the Transportation Office receive notification from the school and then it could take up to 3 days to make the change).


Riding Different buses than Assigned

The District recognizes there are emergency circumstances that require students to ride a bus other than their normal bus.  Please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the safety of all students:

  • A note from the parent/guardian should be sent to the building principal requesting that the child/children be transported to a friend's/relative's home.
  • The note must state the reasons for the request, timeframe and specify where the parent/guardian can be reached in case a need arises.
  • This note should be presented to the building principal in the morning for his/her signature.
  • The above-signed note must be presented to the bus driver by the student before the child can be transported. (Please note: we do not transport students to job sites.)


Please note emergency situations do not include play dates, school projects, or sporting events.  These types of situations would not be considered an emergency circumstance that would warrant a chance to ride a different bus than normally assigned.


Thank you in advance for your understanding to continue to provide a safe environment for the students being transported by Wadsworth City Schools.



Ensure Student Safety by stopping for Buses with Red Flashing Lights

Our concern for student safety extends outside our school buildings, particularly when students are getting on and off the bus at their stops.  There have been a large number of vehicles in our city that are not stopping when our buses have their red lights flashing.  The Wadsworth Police Department has issued 21 citations this year to drivers that have run the red flashing lights.  This puts students in harm’s way of getting hit.

The law says:  if a bus is stopped on a street or road with fewer than four (4) lanes, all traffic in both directions must stop.  If a bus is stopped on a street or road with more than four (4) lanes, only the traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop.  If in doubt, stop!

The big concern is the Route 261 area by Wadsworth Crossing and Highland Avenue between Route 261 and Broad Street.  The penalty for running through the red lights on a bus could cost up to $500 and a 1-year suspension of the driver’s license.

Please help get the word out on how important it is to stop for the red lights on a school bus.  





Jessy Widmer, Transportation Supervisor
357 Sunset Boulevard, Wadsworth, OH  44281
Office Direct Line: 330-335-1328
Office Fax 330-334-0310



School Year:  7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer: 7:00 AM-3:30 PM

*If Wadsworth City Schools is not in session, the Transportation Department will operate summer hours*


Find Us
524 Broad Street Wadsworth, OH 44281 View Map & Directions  Phone: 330-336-3571

Student Registration

Wadsworth City Schools utilizes FinalForms for online student registration system.  

You may access the link to register your student(s) here.

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