Transportation

Our Mission

Together as a team, we at Jenison Transportation Services take pride in the services we provide.  Safety, care, professionalism and cost-effectiveness are our priorities.


Accomplishing Our Mission

With a fleet of 33 buses, our highly qualified drivers transport approximately 2,400 students each day over 16 square miles. In addition, our mechanic works hard to keep the bus fleet in excellent working condition. We consistently receive the highest marks for safety and reliability from the Michigan State Police bus inspection team.


Transportation Policy

Transportation is available for students living within the Jenison School District and outside of the walk area (1.2 miles) for the school they will be attending.  If a student is bused, in addition to the home area stop, they have the option of one extra bus stop at a caregiver location. Daycare provider information will be reviewed, and if possible, Transportation will try to arrange busing (for more information please refer to the Caregiver Transportation Guidelines). Additionally, transportation is not guaranteed if the caregivers are located outside of the home enrollment area.

Students who are not riding the bus every week (with the exception of Junior High and High School students), will not be eligible for busing.  Transportation is not provided for short term needs such as half days only, special occasions, etc.

Elementary students must ride the bus 3 days a week or more to receive busing within the 0.25 mile bus stop walking distance.  If students ride 1-2 days a week, they will be placed at the nearest group stop available to them.  Group stops are not guaranteed to be within the 0.25 mile bus stop walking distance. 

Junior High/High School students can walk up to 0.50 miles to their bus stop.

It is the parent’s responsibility to get their student to and from their designated bus stop safely.

Request/Change Transportation

New student to JPS:

Does your student need busing for 2021-2022? You must submit a Transportation Request through our online form.

Current JPS student that utilized busing during the 2020-2021 school year:

You must submit a Transportation request online if any of the following applies to your student:

  1. No longer needs busing for 2021-2022
  2. Will need busing but has changes in pick up and/or drop off locations
  3. Will need busing but is changing school buildings in 2021-2022

You do not need to submit a request if there are no changes to busing needs as listed above.

Busing requests for the 2021-2022 school year must be submitted by June 25, 2021.  All submissions received after this date will receive the closest bus stop available.

Student Transportation Request/Change Online Form

IMPORTANT:

Bus routes change every year.  We advise all parents/guardians to review busing information prior to the 1st day of school. 

2021-2022 busing information will be available to view after August 16th, 2021 on our online bus tracking system EDULOG*.  To find out more information on how to register – please visit our GPS Bus Tracking tab.

*For families who are not able to use the internet to submit a request or view their student's busing information - please feel free to call our office at 616-457-3740 and someone will be able to assist you.

JPS DISTRICT LINES

JPS district lines map

Transportation Guidelines

Guidelines for Caregiver Transportation

Bus Rider Rules/Expectations
 

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Kip Medendorp
Director of Transportation
Jen Smith
Administrative Assistant
Olivia Fennema
Transportation Clerk