Requests for Temporary Change of Transportation
If your child will ride to/from school to/from a location other than their assigned stop only for a short period of time a form must be filled out and approved by Director of Transportation. Forms are available at the Transportation Department at 720 E. Main, Zeeland, MI 49464.
(Handwritten notes from parents to bus drivers or teachers are not acceptable.)
Student Transportation Information – Permanent Change
If your child is being picked up or dropped off anywhere other than home (i.e. grandparent, aunt, daycare, neighbor, Z-Kids, etc.) the *caregiver portion of this form must be completed. Please make sure your caregiver is located within your home school attendance area because busing between buildings may not exist.
Remember that all students will be assigned one (1) stop in the morning, five (5) days a week and one (1) stop in the afternoon, five (5) days a week.
(Passes will not be available for students to ride other buses.)
Bus Misconduct Notice
If student behavior is inappropriate, Bus Misconduct Notice forms may be issued with the following consequences:
- Violation #1: Written notification given by driver must be signed by parent/guardian for student to return to bus.
- Violation #2: Parent conference. Possible 3-5 days suspension from bus.
- Violation #3+: Parent conference. Possible one (1) week to indefinite suspension from bus.
- Severe Clause: Behavior endangering safety of others on bus. Possible 5-10 day suspension from bus.
In cases of severe misconduct, steps 1 and/or 2 may be omitted at the discretion of the Transportation Director or Principal.
Penalties are always assigned by the Transportation Director and/or building administrator on evidence presented by the bus driver or other adult. Due process under the code of conduct will be followed. On occasion, a bus may return to the building because of misbehavior that endangers the students on the bus. In that event, students will be removed from the bus if they are identified by the driver as seriously causing such a distraction as to endanger others. Parents will be expected to pick up these students at school and transport them home.