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The Orange School District Transportation system includes 52 buses.   All buses passed the State Highway Patrol’s annual inspection, again this year. Most busses are equipped with mounts for GPS enabled phones for out of district trips and digital cameras to protect the staff, students and the district’s investments.

Daily bus runs included:

  • 28 high school runs
  • 30 elementary school runs
  • 11 afternoon-kindergarten runs
  • 17 private school, excel tech and special needs runs

This adds up to approximately of 2,037 miles traveled every school day. In addition, each year our buses transport to approximately 1,129 field trips, including athletic events. These buses travel over 42,000 miles. The total distance covered each school year transporting students to and from school and on field trips comes to approximztley 400,000 miles.

Bus schedules are mailed to parents/guardians the week before school starts. If you have any questions concerning bus routes or schedules, please contact the Orange School District Transportation Office at: 216.831.8600, x7632, or fax us at 216.831.3712.   We coordinate 37 different school calendars and schedules to make the service we offer flow smoothly.

The Orange Schools understand the importance of the safety of our students. Orange bus drivers are always working on general knowledge and safety skills.

Our bus drivers always do well in the annual regional and state road-e-o competitions often sending members to the national competition. This event is comprised of written tests and maneuverability events.

Mr. Larry Lerch serves as Transportation Director. He can be reached at or 216-831-8600, ext. 7631.

Our Transportation Team consists of:

  • 3 full time mechanics
  • 1 full time, 1 part time secretary
  • 1 supervisor
  • 10 substitute school bus drivers
  • 46 school bus drivers
  • 4 bus aides.

Orange Schools
32000 Chagrin Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
PHONE: 216.831.8600
FAX: 216.831.8029