The transportation department oversees 42 buses, 950 stops, and 3,000 students every day. Transportation is provided for K-6 students living more than one mile from their school and for 7 - 12 students living more than 1 1/2 miles from their school.
Daycare must be in school attendance area. Students must be enrolled in the specific daycare in which they are assigned transportation.
No "friend" riders.
Parent, guardian, or daycare provider must be present at bus stop to receive kindergarten students.
Students should be at bus stop 5-7 minutes before scheduled time of arrival.
Students must get on and off at their assigned bus stop.
Students may not switch buses to ride home on a different route.
Be on time and board bus in orderly manner.
Students must remain seated, facing forward, and share bus seats.
Keep voices at normal tones. No shouting, screaming, or whistling will be allowed.
No fighting, arguing, pushing, hitting, or kicking at any time.*
No foul language, smoking, spitting, or throwing of objects will be allowed inside the bus.*
Keep all parts of your body and all objects inside the bus.
The aisle must be kept clear at all times. Band instruments and tote bags should be held on laps.
No food, candy, or drinks should be consumed while on school bus.
Safe behavior and proper crossing procedures are expected on a school bus.
*Keep all harmful objects (drugs, alcohol, weapons, matches, lighters, etc.) off the bus.
Do not litter, write on, or damage the bus in any way.
The emergency door is to be used for emergencies only.
*Violation of these rules could result in immediate suspension of bus privileges.
Day Care Policy
The Grandville Public Schools Transportation Department will allow only two addresses for a student to be picked up or dropped off. The schedule must remain consistent throughout the school year.
The schedule can be changed under the following conditions:
If the home address or day care address changes, the parent must notify the transportation department in writing three days prior to the effective date of the change in schedule.
Emergencies will be handled by call the Transportation office. The Transportation Department will give some room in interpreting "emergencies." If the Department believes individual parents are abusing this policy, they will contact the parent to discuss the overall policy and the importance of obeying the policy.
The day care address must be on an established bus route. A student’s schedule can only be changed according to the two conditions listed above.
This day care policy has been established for the safety of children.