The mission of the Huron Valley Schools Transportation Department is to provide safe, cost efficient and timely transportation service to our students. With over 107 square miles and much of it rural roads, bussing children is a must in Huron Valley. We accomplish this through a team 130 employees. There are 91 drivers including substitutes and 28 bus attendants assisting special needs students. The operational staff includes mechanics keeping the wheels going round and round and office staff performing a variety of administrative duties including dispatch, routing, managing and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and Huron Valley Schools policy. We travel to 15 school buildings in the District and programs beyond our District boundaries -to meet their educational requirements.
Each day we safely transport over 6,300 students to school; the equivalent of the population of the Village of Milford. Our fleet of buses travel approximately 10,000 miles a day, about the distance from here to Sydney Australia, while performing over 430 separate bus runs.
Additionally we average more than 500 field trips a year, transporting athletic teams and students to many different locations. For a typical school year the fleet consumes around 217,000 gallons of fuel or about 1200 gallons daily which would power the family car over 30,000 miles averaging 25 mpg. Bond money provided funds to replace aging buses and will outfit our buses with cameras and radios with GPS to increase the safety of our students and staff.
This handbook for parents includes: general information about transportation services available, eligibility requirements, routing information, special services, parent responsibilities, student code of conduct, safety procedures, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Parents are responsible for the transportation of Open Enrolled and School of Choice students to and from school. The Transportation Department may consider providing transportation services for affected students, assigning them to the nearest bus stop on existing bus routes where space is available. Applications for transportation services will be taken by the Transportation Department and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. However requests will not be processed or approved until a minimum of three weeks after the start of the school year. Parents need to have other transportation arrangements in place for the first three weeks of the school year and possibly all year as there is no guarantee that the Transportation Department will be able to provide service.
2366 South Milford Rd.
Highland, MI 48357
5:30am - 5:30pm school days
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