Transportation

Northview Public Schools transportation

Contact

TRANSPORTATION OFFICE
  Phone:  (616) 361-3480     Fax:  (616) 365-3763

Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 3 PM

Jill Le, Office & Dispatch

(jle@nvps.net)

Tim Christian, Director of Transportation

(tchristian@nvps.net)

Scott Yerrick, Transportation and Safety Manager

(syerrick@nvps.net)

Substitute Bus Drivers

We are always in need of substitute bus drivers! If you are a person who loves kids and would like a rewarding part-time job driving school bus, call us at 616-361-3480.

All training is provided. Drivers start as substitutes and it can develop into a permanent part-time position.

Kent ISD shuttle schedule from NHS bus loop

KIH:

depart NHS 6:15

return at 12:05

 

KCTC/KTC session 1:

depart NHS 6:15

return at 9:30

 

KCTC/KTC session 2:

depart NHS 8:55

return at 12:05

 

KCTC session 3:

depart NHS 11:30

return at 2:25

School Bus Safety

Transportation System Guideline and Procedures 11.18 (PDF) New!

Your Transportation Department welcomes all new and returning bus passengers to the new school year.  Our goal is to provide safe, timely and efficient bus service to the Northview Community.  To do so, we need your assistance.  Please take the time to read and discuss the following important guidelines with your student:

♦ School and District rules and regulations shall apply while being transported in school-owned or contracted vehicles.

♦ Students shall ride their regularly assigned bus, unless permission to do otherwise has been granted by the Transportation Department.

♦ Students should be at their assigned bus stop five (5) minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time.  The driver will not delay, nor return, for students arriving late at their stop.

♦ Students waiting to board the bus should stand at least ten (10) feet back from the curb or roadway until the driver opens the door of the bus.

♦ The driver is in full charge of the bus and its passengers and may assign seats.  Students must obey the driver promptly and willingly.

♦ Students are required to remain in a seat and in a sitting position when bus is in motion.

♦ Courteous behavior is expected.  Profanity, vulgar language, excessive noise, fighting, teasing, pushing and shoving is prohibited.

♦ No eating, drinking, or chewing gum is allowed on the bus during routine, daily trips to and from school.  Eating and drinking may be allowed at the driver’s discretion on ACTIVITY TRIPS ONLY.

♦ Students who must cross the road after leaving the bus shall cross at least ten (10) feet in FRONT of the bus and only upon a signal given by the bus driver.

♦ Students are required to keep all body parts and items under their control inside the bus.  Articles are not to be thrown on the bus or out of the bus windows.

♦ As provided for by State of Michigan law, parents/guardians may be held financially liable for damage caused by their child’s act of vandalism (MCLA 600.2913).

♦ Routine circumstances do not allow for the bus driver to make unscheduled bus stops.

♦ Emergency exits are to be used only in cases of emergency.  Tampering with emergency exits is prohibited.

♦ Animals of any type are not to be brought on the bus.

♦ District buses are equipped with video cameras to monitor events and student actions.  If a student misbehaves on a bus and his/her actions are recorded, the recording may be used as evidence of the misbehavior.  Privacy laws dictate who may view, and under what circumstances, these recordings may be viewed.

We thank you for your assistance and will strive to do our best in providing a safe environment for all bus passengers.

Traversa RIDE 360 Overview

Northview is excited to offer a new way to access bus stop information for your students. Thru a partnership with our routing software, you will now be able to access bus stop information as soon as it is updated. No more waiting 24-48 hours for updates to be available to you.

Use the Traversa RIDE 360 online tool to find bus stop locations and pick up / drop off times, or download their app in your  phone’s app store.

Stop Info and Bus Tags

Bus stop information for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.

We offer bus tags for our DK through 4th grade students.

If you register before August 13th, 2019, and live within the district, bus tags will be available at your school open house. If you registered after August 13th, we will get bus tags to your school as soon as possible.