Transportation & Facilities
 
Bexley's are truly neighborhood schools, each supported by close-knit, nurturing communities, with students often walking or bicycling to school.  Three elementary schools feed into one secondary school at the Cassingham Complex that houses Bexley Middle School for grades 7 - 8 and Bexley High School for grades  9 - 12.  

The school district prides itself on preserving its historic buildings, while maintaining state-of-the-art facilities for 21st century learning. Each of the district's five schools features modernized classrooms, updated systems and closed-circuit television networks. All of the schools have gymnasia and facilities for physical education, as well as dedicated arts education spaces.  
 

Expanded Transportation Options 
Board Policy EEA includes the following:  "District students in grades K-8 are permitted to be transported to the District elementary schools and the middle school on existing bus routes scheduled to transport special education students provided the needs of special education students are maintained and not interrupted. Transportation services will be provided to the District’s regular education K-8 students only if no additional costs are incurred by the District. 

"The District will provide transportation when practical for eligible students in grades K-8 who attend community, STEM and private schools in compliance with State law when practical. When transportation for any student in grades K-8 who attend [sic] community, STEM, and private schools is not practical by any means approved by State law, the Board may resolve to declare transportation impractical and offer the student payment in lieu of transportation.

When the District establishes a bus route to transport District students in grades K-8 to community, STEM, and private schools, then students in grades 9-12 are permitted to be transported on a space-available basis. Transportation services will be provided to the 9-12 students only if no additional costs are incurred by the District. The time, distance, or number of stops to transport the additional 9-12 students requesting transportation to community, STEM, and private schools shall not be increased."  For complete Board Policy EEA, visit BexleySchools.org.

Two forms must be completed and returned to the Central Office (348 South Cassingham Road) within two weeks after the first day of the school the student attends:
Request for Bus Transportation
Emergency Medical Authorization
 
 
Facilities Available
Two theaters serving the entire community are located in the Cassingham Complex. Bexley's track and two fields with synthetic turf playing surfaces are shared by community groups like Bexley Recreation, the Jewish Community Center and Capital University. Facilities also include a Community Room, black box theater, music rehearsal spaces, photo darkroom and more. For information about renting Bexley Schools facilities, please consult the Building Use Guidelines and Building Use Form.  To learn whether a room or space is being used on a particular date, please check the Facilities Calendar.
 

 
Business Manager

John Eikenberry John Eikenberry holds a Business Manager License issued by the Ohio Department of Education. The Bexley resident was previously the Director of Office Services at the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington.  He is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S.B.A. in Management and has worked in the areas of procurement and production planning for various manufacturing suppliers. He has been responsible for major projects to drive continuous improvement and cost savings, as well as the maintenance and replacement of infrastructure components.  
 
For more information:
John Eikenberry
Business Manager
Bexley City School District
348 South Cassingham Road
(614) 231-7611
 
Clock tower  
 
Safety and Security 
The Bexley City School District has a number of features in place in each building to maintain students' safety including:
  • state-of-the-art security systems
  • requirement that staff members wear identification tags at all times when students are present
  • visitor identification name tags issued when visitors register at the main entrance of the building
  • Keep N Track Visitor Management system and check-in procedures requiring all visitors to the schools to swipe into tracking system software using a government issued photo ID or driver's license
The district works in close concert with the City of Bexley and the Bexley Police Department on crisis planning measures. A Safety Committee composed of teachers, guidance counselors, police personnel and parents meets regularly to address safety issues. School principals frequently review with their staffs procedures for the drills or threats for situations such as lock downs, bomb threats, bio threat, fire and tornado drills. Bexley Schools' Crisis Plan includes procedures for each of these, as well as a Pandemic Influenza Plan. The district conducts regular safety audits.The Keep N Track Visitor Management system and check-in procedure requires all visitors to the school buildings to swipe into tracking system software using a government issued photo ID or driver's license.
 
Notification System
One Call Now is the Bexley City School District's district-wide call system for notifying parents/guardians and staff about events, activities and emergencies. The automated notification service allows the school district to provide updates quickly and efficiently and lets a parent/guardian or school staffer tell the district exactly how he or she would like to be reached.  Parents/guardians and staffers can change, update or add their contact phone numbers and email addresses at any time by visiting the One Call Now site.
 
"Informal Spaces Project

Over the last year, Bexley Schools has been considering the Cassingham Complex spaces where students and staff gather when they are not committed to in-class times.  In September 2016, members of the DesignGroup + Wonder team  -- who were hired with support from the Bexley Education Foundation to work on the project -- presented a master plan to the Bexley Board of Education.  

Including a range of possibilities in terms of project phases and costs, the presentation is available for download and review
 
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