TRANSPORTATION CHANGES for the 2011/12 School Year

updated 9/27/2011

Changes in Bus Routes

Please pay special attention if your child attends one of these schools. Bus stops have been reviewed and restructured to meet the AAPS 1.5-mile walk zone policy. In some instances street and sidewalk improvements have made it possible for neighborhoods to be classified as a “safe walk zone” to school.

Bus stops for all students are placed as “community bus stops” where applicable. Parents should provide supervision before the bus arrives in the morning and make contingency plans with their young students if a guardian is not present at drop off time.  Download the updated schedule. (147kb PDF)

Elementary Schools

Bryant - Students living south of Eisenhower, east of Stone School in the Baylis area and Mill Creek neighborhood will now walk to Bryant.

Burns Park - Students living in the Henry/White Street neighborhoods will now walk to Burns Park.

Dicken - Students living in the Pennsylvania Ave. area will now walk to Dicken.

Eberwhite - All students will walk to school except for special education bus service.

Logan - Students living in the Foxfire neighborhood will now walk to Logan.

Pattengill - Students living on King George Blvd., north of Eisenhower, including the Astor/Wisteria, and Page area will now walk to Pattengill. Students living in the Stoneybrook neighborhood will walk to Bryant for a common bus stop pick-up to Pattengill.

Middle Schools

Clague - Students living in the Willowtree Apts, the Upland, and Pointe Lane now walk to Clague.

Scarlett - Students living in the Allen elementary school neighborhood, Sparrow Wood neighborhood and in Town & Country apartments will now walk to Scarlett.

Slauson - Students living in the South Maple neighborhood will now walk to school.

Tappan - Students living on the north side of King George Blvd., Page St. and Pine Valley neighborhoods including Astor and Wisteria will now walk to Tappan.

High Schools

Huron - Students living in the Angell attendance area will walk to Huron. Students living in the King walk area will walk to Huron.

Pioneer - Students living in the South Maple neighborhood and between Scio Church and Liberty, as well as Signature Way and Waymarket, will walk to Pioneer.

Skyline - Students living on the east side of Wagner Rd. will now walk to Skyline. This includes Craig Rd. and the Parkridge area.


Ann Arbor Public Schools bus service was developed and implemented by WISD Transportation based on the 2011/12 budget passed by the Board of Education and parameters from administration based on:

FOR ALL STUDENTS

  • Bus seating to capacity
    • 3 to a seat for elementary students
    • 2 to a seat for middle and high school students
  • Combine some bus routes aligning them from feeder schools to the next destination
  • Bus stops will be no more than .5 miles apart

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION

  • Students who live 1.5 miles within the school will no longer have bus service and walk to school.
  • The afterschool extra curriculum and athletic bus will pick up at the school at 4:30 pm
  • Bus stops will be no more than .5 miles apart

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION

  • There will be common pickup/drop off sites for high school students
  • Common pickup/drop off sites will be at select elementary schools, as well as around the outer ring of the district to accommodate students who do not live near an elementary school. The common stops were determined by:
  • Continuous visibility and consideration of stopping distances necessary for other motor vehicles in order to accomplish safe loading and unloading of the children
  • The common bus stop may be more than 1.5 miles from the high school students home
  • No 7th hour bus service at the high schools


KEY POINTS

Direct transportation inquires to: www.michigan.gov/mde; you may also be interested in the “Frequently asked questions” regarding pupil transportation.