Bond Proposal Election – May 7, 2013
The Grandville Public Schools Board of Education has placed a $75,205,000 bond proposition on the Tuesday, May 7, 2013 ballot. If approved, this proposal will not result in a millage increase. The existing tax levy of 3.2 mills, which is already less than half of what most neighboring districts levy, will be extended 25 years.
Pertaining to Transportation:
A 10-year replacement cycle for buses is included within the bond proposal to maintain the condition of our fleet and replace older buses over time. Four buses would be purchased on a yearly basis over the next 10 years. If all the buses were purchased in a single year, then all those buses would need to be replaced at the same time approximately 12 years from now.
|Arlyn Cribley, Supervisor|
4100 Kenowa SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Grandville Public Schools' bus drivers transport approximately 3,000 students each day over 66 square miles. We have a fleet of 50 buses taking students to schools, field trips, athletic events, band camps and more. Our experienced staff members participate in the annual MAPT School Bus Roadeo to keep our driving skills sharp. Our maintenance mechanic works hard to keep the bus fleet in top shape and continues to win top honors from state inspectors.
What are the Transportation Regions?
Region 1: North of the Grand River (Cummings)
Region 2: In town between the Grand River and 44th St. (Central, East, South, West)
Region 3: South of 44th St. (Century Park, Grand View)
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.
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 schedule can be changed under the following conditions:
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.
- 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.