Welcome Letter

Every year Charlotte Public Schools’ Transportation Department provides safe transportation to more than 1600 students to and from school, not including extracurricular activities, as a service to district families.

The employees who make up the transportation department understand that the ride to school can set the tone for the entire day for your student and the learning process. My staff and I take pride in our safety record when transporting your students. With your help, we can ensure that all of our students become successful school bus riders.

Charlotte Public Schools offers the privilege of transportation by including transportation in our budget; it is not a state requirement. This privilege and can be revoked if student behavior jeopardizes his/her safety and/or the safety of others. If a student loses riding privileges, transportation becomes the parent’s responsibility.

School bus stops are established in accordance with Michigan law, district policy, and Michigan Department of Education best practices guidelines. It is not practical to stop at every student’s home. Group stops are established whenever possible. Parents are responsible for their student’s safety to and from the designated bus stop. We also ask that parents take responsibility for their student’s behavior at the bus stop and we encourage parents of elementary aged students to accompany them to the stop.

Please review the transportation handbook with your student. The answers to many of the questions that you may have regarding transportation can be found here. It is our hope that all students will make positive decisions that will give them an opportunity for success.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (517) 543-3400.

Kathy Vance
Transportation Supervisor