• Transportation
  • Debbie Schomisch, Transportation Director

    (989) 588-9111

    transportation@farwellschools.net

    Office Hours:
    5:30 am to 9:30 am
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Feel free to leave a message at any time.


    IMPORTANT NOTICE!  New Transportation Registration Form

    June 1, 2018

              If your student needs bussing for the 2018/2019 school year, we are requiring you to fill out at transportation registration form. It is important for us to be able to accurately track which student are on our different routes. You may contact transportation by personally coming to the bus garage or the email listed on this page. You can print the form and email it or bring it in.

     This allows you to fill out one form per family. It also allows us to have the most current and accurate information on file. When you return your form, we will provide you with a route name and pick-up/drop-off times and location. Each student will be allowed one alternate pick-up/drop-off address. Shared custody schedules need to be addressed with the Transportation Director ahead of time.

              The address you register with transportation will be your students only bus route. Accommodations cannot be met for students to ride with friends unless they are riders on the same bus. Bus overcrowding becomes an issue when allowing extra students on existing routes. You will need to make alternate plans for your student if you need them to go someplace other than the address registered with transportation.

    By making these changes, it is our goal to ensure the safety of all of our students. With your cooperation, this will positively impact the bus ride for all students.

     Click here to download a copy of the new Transportation Registration Form.

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    School Bus Safety

    School buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school. Riding in a school bus is safer than walking, riding a bicycle, or being driven to school in private vehicles.

    Today's school buses are built with safety in mind. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children are protected in large school buses by compartmentalization, a passive occupant protection system. This provides a protective envelope consisting of strong, closely-spaced seats that have energy-absorbing padded seat backs that help to distribute and reduce crash forces. Compartmentalization is most effective when occupants are fully seated within the bus seat. Seating should be provided that will allow each occupant to sit on a school bus seat without any part of his or her body extending into the aisle.

    School bus safety tips for drivers:

    • Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing
    • Stop at least 20 feet away for buses when red lights are flashing.
    • Slow down in or near school and residential areas
    • Look for clues-such as safety patrols, crossing guards, bicycles, and playgrounds-that indicate children might be in the area
    • Watch for children between parked cars and other objects

    School buses are like traffic signals

    • When overhead lights are flashing yellow: Prepare to stop
    • When overhead lights are flashing red: Stop
    • When hazard warning lights are flashing: Proceed with caution

    School bus safety tips for students:

    • Always stay in sight of the bus driver
    • Don't hurry off the bus; check traffic first
    • Don't go back to the bus after exiting