Transportation

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY VIDEO

The Transportation Department of Greenville Public Schools is committed to providing SAFE and EFFICIENT transportation service for approximately 2400 eligible riders.

Two Tier System


We operate a "two tier" system. Grade 6 thru 12 and Pre-Kindergarten thru grade 5.

We cover approximately 2000 miles on a daily basis and make nearly 1100 bus stops.

The department consists of: 20 full time and 8-10 part-time professional drivers, Director Kathy Bresnahan, Administrative Assistant/Routing Specialist Jamie McMillan and mechanic Jamie Baker III.  Our fleet consists of 25 buses, 4 cars, 4 vans and maintenance trucks, vans and various equipment. 

All drivers must have:
 

  • A commercial drivers license
  • Pre-employment Department of Transportation physical
  • Pre-employment drug test
  • Criminal background check
  • Fingerprint
  • Driver license record check
  • Mandatory Michigan Department of Education training
  • Secretary of State approved "third party" road test
  • Subject to random drug and alcohol testing

We pride ourselves on our well maintained fleet that is inspected annually by the Michigan State Police inspectors.

Inclement weather, School delay or closing

In the event of inclement weather, school delay or closing, please tune to your local radio and/or television station or our school website for the most up-to-date information.

  • WZZM-TV 13
  • WOOD-TV 8
  • WOTV-14
  • School Website
  • Radio 105.7
  • WGLM-FM 106.3

Address Information

All eligible riders are allowed (1) address for pick-up and drop-off. If need be, riders may request one (1) alternate stop. Alternate stops for elementary students must be in the attendance area of the school they attend.

Change of address Requests

Change of address requests must be submitted on district forms. Forms are available at the Transportation Department, or any school office or below (Bus Form).  Handwritten notes or telephone calls are not accepted. Allow up to 48 hours for any changes to student drop-off and/or pick-up location to be applied.

It is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to see that a child gets safely to and from the bus stop. The school district provides transportation as a non-mandated services and establishes placement of the bus stops in accordance with the requirements of the law. 

Appropriate Behavior on busses and at bus stops

Appropriate behavior on buses, and at bus stops, is expected by all passengers. Any behavior that distracts the driver is unacceptable:

  • Hitting, touching, swearing, possession of any tobacco substance, alcohol, bullying of any type, etc.

School bus transportation service is a privilege that will be taken away if any unacceptable behavior occurs.

  • 1st violation (unless severe) will result in a written warning.
  • 2nd violation (unless severe) will result in, Pre-K thru 5th up to 3 days suspension, 6-12th up to 5 days suspension.
  • 3rd violation (unless severe) Pre-K thru 5th up to 5 days suspension, 6-12th up to 10 days suspension.
  • 4th violation all grade levels, loss of school bus service. In order to be considered for reinstatement the parent(s) must contact the Transportation Dept. to arrange a hearing with the student, parent, Director of Transportation, and Assistant Superintendent. Transportation service may or may not be reinstated.

In all cases a copy of the notification must be signed by a parent/guardian and student and returned to the driver before the student may ride again.

Transportation Department Hours

Transportation Department hours when school is in session are 5:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  Summer hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Contact us at (616) 754-3850.

Public school bus operations are regulated by the Michigan Department of Education.

Our department mission statement:

As the Department of Transportation for Greenville Public Schools, we will...
Respect ALL
Instill integrity
Demonstrate our dedication
Encourage positivity
React responsibly
Strive for success
...while maintaining our goal of transporting all riders in a safe and secure manner.

Word DocumentNote to Parents from Transportation Dept
PDF DocumentBus Form
PDF DocumentWinter Town Route

External LinkMichigan Department of Education Frequently Asked Questions