Yellow School Buses

  • Cincinnati Public Schools' elementary and middle school students are transported to and from schools on yellow buses. CPS contracts yellow bus service through four vendors, which own the yellow buses and hire the drivers.

    To speed up the process, CPS has automated the request for Alternative Stop Request and Deviated Childcare Request Form. Please click on the button below to submit electronically.


    Yellow Bus Delays

    Cincinnati Public Schools notifies parents by automatic calls when yellow buses are 15 minutes or more behind schedule.

    Please make sure CPS has your correct phone numbers. Parents may list up to 3 phone numbers (home, work & cell) in PowerSchool.

    • Update phone numbers with the office staff at your child’s school.
    • Or, sign up for PowerSchool to update your phone numbers and take advantage of all that PowerSchool offers: see your child’s grades, assignments, attendance and more. Sign up for PowerSchool here.

    Notification to Parents' Phones of Yellow-Bus Delays (one-page PDF)

  • Provisions for Students with Special Needs and Kindergarteners

  • Bus Stops