GIS: Tools for Schools

Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman, P.E., P.S., announces an addition to the existing layers of the county’s GIS, or Geographic Information System, that identifies the specific boundaries of the 12 school districts in the county.

The new layer can be accessed by clicking on ‘schools’ in the layers tab in the top right corner of the GIS webpage. Once the schools layer is accessed, each district’s website can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Tools’ tab, and clicking ‘Identify’. From there, users can select an individual district by clicking on it, and the links to the websites can be found in the bubble that appears along the bottom of the screen.

According to County Engineer Craig Opperman, “Future enhancements to this system could include the identification of the individual bussing districts and routes by working with the individual school districts. For example, once their bussing areas are established, then the area could be defined which could set which bus a child in that area would be a rider.”

The GIS system can be found by going to and clicking on the ‘Maps’ tab, then clicking on the screen view or ‘click here’ text.

With the beginning of the new school year rapidly approaching, the Scioto County Engineer’s Office would like to remind county residents to be mindful of school buses and to obey the traffic laws pertinent to stops along the bus routes to ensure students’ safety. Remember that during the restricted times, drivers are to observe the school zone speed limit of 20 miles per hours.