To sign up your student to ride the bus please register at the link below. You will need to click on the green link that says Create an account.
Wanted - Part-Time School Bus Drivers
Reed City Area Schools utilizes METS for the 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.
Reed City Area Public Schools
21809 Coyote Trail
Reed City, Michigan 49677
Phone: (231) 832-4232
Fax: (231) 832-4502
Dan Heitjan - Transportation Coordinator
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 on the road and ready for the bus 5 minutes prior to the designated stop time. This allows for the 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 unplanned riders.
Student(s) grade 3 and below are required to have an adult or older sibling present for the bus to release their child.
What factors are involved in establishing where the school bus stops?
There are many factors that 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 the 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 approach 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 the placement of bus stops in accordance with the requirements of the law. Some dead-end roads and private drives may not accessible for a bus.