Pupil Transportation Facts

  • State Law does not require that pupil transportation be provided to regular education children.
  • There are no special laws or regulations for transporting kindergarten students.
  • No law specifies the maximum distance a student may walk to a school bus stop.
  • State law requires that bus stops be at least 200 feet from one another. State law does not specify the maximum distance between school bus stops.
  • State law requires 400 feet of clear and continuous visibility in each direction at a designated bus stop.
  • There is no maximum riding time for children in kindergarten through grade twelve. Department of Education rules require that pre-school children ride no more that 60 continuous minutes.
  • It is the parents' responsibility to see that their children get to and from the school bus stop.
  • Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children until the school bus arrives at the bus stop.
  • State law authorizes local boards of education to designate school bus stops.
  • Local boards decide if a child may be picked up at a bus stop other than the one serving his/her residence.
  • After the fourth Friday of each school year, schools cannot load more students than the seating capacity of their school busses.
  • Click here for more information on Pupil Transportation from the Michigan Department of Education.
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