Transportation Dept

COVID -19 Mandatory Notification

The following notification is provided in compliance with the Ohio Department of Health Written Order dated September 3, 2020. It states that written notification shall be provided to all parents or guardians of students at the school building notifying them of a positive test result. This schoolwide notification may be made using an established website. 

Yesterday, September 15th, our high school was informed that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, the Mercer County Health Department has determined that a Fort Recovery High School student will be reported as a COVID case without a positive COVID-19 confirmation test.  Tracing protocols have been completed for the second situation. Questions regarding this notification should be directed to the district office. 

Transportation Dept

2019-2020 Fort Recovery Bus Route Information

Please click on a link below to open the current 2020-2021 bus route: 
*In-town Bus Stop - South will be driven by Sandy Kaiser on Bus 7
*In-Town Bus Stop - West will be driven by Tony Rogers on Bus 8
*Pick up times for the bus stops will be approximately 7:55-8 am & drop off will be approximately 3:20-3:25
*Please keep in mind the times listed on the route sheets are approximate.

Transportation Announcements

School Closing and Delay Information Fort Recovery Local Schools


The decision whether, (not weather), to cancel school or start with a delay is taken very seriously by the administrative staff at Fort Recovery Local Schools. The safety of over 1,000 students and staff members is affected by these decisions.

A member of the Fort Recovery Transportation Department and the superintendent work collaboratively to evaluate the conditions.  They drive the roads throughout the district, share weather conditions with neighboring district personnel and utilize input from local law enforcement and street/road crews. In addition, the superintendent uses handheld media devices to review weather forecasts and radar images when considering a delay or cancellation.

Through an alert response system called OneCallNow, an alert message is created to notify parents, students and staff members once the decision has been made.  The district also provides an alternative notice of delays/cancellations via local radio and television. The official list of alternative notice sources is provided below. 

We attempt to make these decisions in a timely manner to allow parents and students to make necessary arrangements.  However, there are times when drastic weather changes may require a quick response and a sudden change in the attendance status.  As a reminder, students are not counted as tardy when a bus is late to school due to weather conditions.


In addition to the OneCallNow system, the following alternative notice providers are contacted during delays and cancellations for school.


Fort Recovery Schools Webpage  |  WHIO TV Channel 7  |  WCSM Radio FM96.7 AM1350  |  WPGW Radio FM100.9 AM1440

Transportation Director

Brent Niekamp
Ph: 419-375-4139
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