Transportation

The Transportation Department safely transports students to school and back home daily. They also provide busing for school field trips, athletic and fine arts competitions. 

Welcome to the new school year from the staff of the Transportation Department! 

As we progress into the school year, please be advised of important transportation information.  With foul weather approaching, we could experience some delays and/or cancellations. When inclement weather does arrive we will send out messaging on SKYLERT.  We will also post messages on Mason Public Schools Facebook page.

Should your transportation needs change or families choosing to opt out of bus service should notify the Transportation Department.   

It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to get students to and from the designated bus stop safely and to monitor their child while at the bus stop. Parents/guardians of kindergarten students must be at the bus stop to receive their child at drop-off time.

During inclement weather, buses tend to run late. If a bus is minimally ten minutes late, you may call (517) 676-6496 or E-mail transportation with questions.

On Late Start Wednesdays the bus will arrive at the designated bus stop approximately one hour later (in the morning) for K through 12th grades.

Please remind your child about appropriate bus behavior and that riding the bus is a privilege. Bus rules are below as well as posted on each bus. Please take the time to review them with your child.

We are also witnessing a major uptick in stop-arm violations in our district and across the state. Please remind your students daily to follow the bus driver's directions at all times. This is especially true when crossing the street. Have them wait for the driver's hand signal to when it is safe to cross.

Communication is a key element to success whether it is in the classroom or on the school bus. It is important that we communicate together to provide a safe and successful environment for your child while utilizing our transportation system. We appreciate your support and cooperation and look forward to transporting your child this upcoming school year.

Please watch this public service announcement on understanding school bus lights: 

Video DocumentRed lights flashing, no passing!

Arrive at the bus stop ten minutes prior to the designated pick-up time

Passengers must stand 10 feet from the roadway

Drivers will not wait for tardy students

There may be three students per seat

All of our buses are designed to hold 77 passengers

Appropriate behavior is expected

A bus pass is required for riding a different bus. Passes are obtained from the school office with permission from the Transportation Department. Requests for bus passes are processed following the CDC and district guidelines.

Carry-on items must remain on the student’s lap (state law)

All sporting equipment must fit into a backpack and stay there.

Communication with the driver is key to having a safe bus ride.

PDF DocumentBus Safety Information for Parents

PDF DocumentParent Responsibilities

PDF DocumentStudent Responsibilities

PDF DocumentPupil Transportation Handbook

Mason Public Schools Bus Drivers transport 1,800 students to and from school daily. We run 16 buses that cover the largest area in Ingham County per mileage, at 110 square miles. 

Daily Routes:
O – 12 Ms. Tracey Jewett
K – 13 Mr. Brian Hamel
M – 14 Ms. Tracey Hogge
I – 15 Mr. Dan Kennedy
N – 16 Ms. Maureen Maynard
P – 17 Ms. Kandi Pranshka
H – 18 Mr. Greg Arledge
L – 19 Mr. Jeff Brown
E – 20 Mr. Mark Cruth
B – 21 Ms. Cecelia Bouchard
C – 22 Ms. Hailey Baird
A – 23 Ms. Penny Kaiser
G – 24 Mr. Doug Whitson
D – 25 Mr. Terry Dunivon
F – 26 Ms. Nancy VanalStine
J – 27 Mr. Joe Kakaley

Substitute Drivers: 
Ms. Pat Ball
Ms. Patty Studley
Ms. Peggy Morgan

Sporting Event and Field Trip Drivers: 
Mr. Michael Buckner
Mr. Rick Schramm
Ms. Kelly Lyon
Mr. Bruce Hedglen

Mechanic: 
Mr. Ken Pulford

Trainers: 
Ms. Theresa Cadieux
Mr. Marc Gonzales

Contact

Trevor Bulmer
Transportation Supervisor
Stephanie Keith
Administrative Assistant