Reed City Area Schools utilizes METS for employment of bus drivers. No previous bus driving experience required. METS (Michigan Educational Transportation Services) is now hiring candidates to begin training for assignments at Reed City Area Public Schools. For more information, call METS toll free at (888) 996-8586, or visit us on the web at www.contractbusdrivers.com
Training is available free of charge for qualified applicants.
Did you know?
School buses are considered the safest form of transportation to school for children, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Please remember to have your students out at the road and ready for the bus 5 minutes prior to the designated stop time. This allows for smooth and timely operation of our morning routes.
Student(s) wishing to ride home with friends will not be allowed at this time. Due to the capacity of our buses we can not accommodate for unplanned riders.
Student(s) grade 3 and below are required to have an adult or older sibling present for the bus to release your child.
What factors are involved in establishing where the school bus stops?
There are many factors which should be taken into consideration when school administrators establish the placement of school bus stops. The basic legal factors are spelled out in MCL 257.1855, but the primary concern is visibility of the bus to other traffic and the consideration of stopping distances necessary for other motor vehicles in order to accomplish safe loading and unloading of the children. In general, a school bus is required to be visible for 400’ to approaching traffic. State law requires 200’ between bus stops.
What about the safety of my child getting to and from the bus stop?
There are no sidewalks where we live and it's not very safe walking on the busy road we live on.
It is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to see that a child gets safely to and from the bus stop. The school district provides transportation as a non-mandated service and establishes placement of the bus stops in accordance with the requirements of the law. Some dead end roads and private drives may not accessible for a bus.