Now that school has started, we expect there to be positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff. Even if students or staff test negative, they may be quarantined for a certain period of time due to exposure. Our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall news article has been updated with a link to ACTIVE POSITIVE cases by building as we are notified by parents, staff, and/or the health department. Please DO NOT panic if your child comes home with packets of work, as many staff members are creating such work just in case.

    As previously noted in our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall, there is the potential for building or district closure due to staffing shortages or a large percentage of students testing positive for COVID-19. Likewise, transportation plans could be altered or delayed due to driver shortages. Please be sure your family has contingency plans should a building or the district have to close due to staffing shortages or outbreaks. 


    Please remember, a staff member or student out of school does not necessarily mean their absence reflects a positive case of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  

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Business Operations

Jason McLain
Director of Business Operations



The Business Operations department strives to keep our students and staff comfortable and secure; to maintain clean, well-lit, and operationally efficient buildings; to provide nutritious lunches; to ensure safe and efficient transportation.

Bid documents can be found to the right under Documents.


The Transportation Department is responsible for the daily operation of the district's 21 buses and 4 vans. They coordinate and supervise the safe transportation of 964 students over 1,250 total miles every school day.


The Maintenance Department is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of all of the district's real and mechanical property.

Facility Rental

As a community service, Sidney City Schools offers a facility rental program. Facilities are open for public use when it does not conflict with the needs of the school. The fee schedule for rentals has been established to cover the costs of operations and maintenance needs.

The district is currently developing Facility Rental Permit Guidelines. All facility rental questions can be directed to Jayna Lewis at 937-497-2222 or by email at jayna.lewis@sidneycityschools.org.

Food Services

The Food Services Department develops the menus and supervises the cooks for each of the district's buildings as well as completes and files the many state and federal reports required. 

Department Contact Information

Jason McLain, Director of Business Operations


Jayna Lewis, Operations Administrative Assistant


Mike Shonk, Maintenance Supervisor


Joni Renner, Transportation Coordinator


Shamara Foy, Operations and Food Services Administrative Assistant


  • Bid Documents