Bus ban prevents some students from excelling in after school activity

Band

PICKERINGTON, Ohio – Some students in Ohio who ride the bus to school, will be looking for alternative routes to school.

According to the Ohio administrative code, large band instruments have been banned from the school bus for lack of room and safety reasons.

This issue is creating a problem and preventing students from taking their instruments home to practice.

Students with large musical instruments are not be allowed to bring them onto the bus, unless there is room for the instrument in an empty seat.

Since district officials have been trying to be efficient and fill their buses with students, there is no room for the band instruments.

The school district has looked into purchasing more instruments for the students to have just for school,  but with larger instruments costing upwards of $200-$500, this would not be cheap.

Another option the district has considered is reserving the back rows for the larger instruments.

However, this option would displace students, and require more buses to transport the students to school.