Get on the bus!

The Elyria City Schools, partnering with First Student transportation, strives to transport students with both comfort and economy while following all state-mandated procedures.


First Student offers a live tracking app called FirstView that makes it easy for parents to follow the progress of their student's bus before and after school.  

FirstView uses GPS technology and is an excellent communication tool. To get started, check out FirstView at

If you need assistance with the app, you can email FirstView or call the company toll free at 888-889-8920.

Please see the Parent App Flyer (Spanish) and Frequently asked Questions (Spanish) to help get you started. (Please contact your child's school building if you do not know the student ID number.)

For general transportation questions, contact First Student at 440-284-8030.

If you would like to change your kindergarten through 8th grade student's AM or PM stop location, please use the following online form. Conditional Transportation Form

If you would like to change your EECV preschool student's stop location, please call the EECV main office at 440-284-8250.

Please click the link for a copy of the 2023-2024 Bus Handbook. 

Bus transportation is available to students who live more than 1.25 miles from their home school or if the route to school is deemed hazardous by First Student. (Students who are open-enrolled are not eligible for bus transportation.) 

If your address does not qualify for transportation and you would like to request bus transportation, please complete a conditional form and First Student will make a determination and contact those who've applied.

Conditional requests will be reviewed after all eligible riders have been assigned by First Student and availability will depend on space.