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Transportation Services

The ESC of the Western Reserve continually strives to meet the needs of the districts in a cost-effective manner.  Over the years, transportation costs have increased for districts that send students outside of their district for programming and services.  The ESC has developed a funding model and programming plan to do just that.  It is the goal of the ESC to assist districts in planning more efficient routes to outside programs as well as to provide the service to those districts who would otherwise have to purchase private transportation services or expend district resources on runs with only a few students.  View our Transportation Services flier here

The Need

The leadership of the ESC of the Western Reserve, along with the school districts identified a need for special transportation options.  Transportation of students can be costly. We work to provide cost-effective, efficient options.


The ESC of the Western Reserve facilitates districts sharing services efficiently and cost-effectively. We work to keep updated route lists as a resource to districts and strive to transport students quickly and safely. 

Our Fleet

The ESC of the Western Reserve works to meet district needs and currently operates eleven (11) school vans, which are available before and after school, including one with wheelchair accessibility.


Billing rate adjustments occur when there are changes in ridership, mileage, and/or time traveled.  Ridership is based on contracted services and not student attendance just as all other ESC services and programs.

Funding Model

The ESC of the Western Reserve offers a fair and affordable option for student transportation.  Districts’ costs are afforded more savings as more students are added to each route.  Lastly, routes with one or two riders will be at the discretion of the ESC. We attempt to run routes with at least three students in order to bring the greatest cost savings to districts. Contact our transportation department for a customized quote.

Contact Information

Pat McKenrick pictured
Pat McKenrick, 
Transportation Supervisor
Phone Number: 440-487-4897