Transportation Safety Committee

  • The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Transportation Safety Committee is an Advisory Committee to the Board of Education, the Ann Arbor City Council and, in a less formal manner, other governmental units including the Pittsfield Township Trustees and the Washtenaw County Road Commission.  The charge of the AAPS Transportation Safety Committee is:
    • To identify areas and conditions of unusual hazard to students moving to and from our schools not now adequately protected;
    • To identify the governmental bodies having legal authority and primary responsibility for providing adequate protection;
    • To identify areas and conditions of unusual hazard over which no governmental unit has jurisdiction sufficient to provide adequate protection;
    • To recommend to the Board of Education and the administration any and all steps it should take under its statutory authority;
    • To recommend to the Board of Education and the administration any and all steps it should take to urge other governmental units to more adequately respond to the safety needs of students en route to and from school;
    • To hear and respond to the school community concerns and petitions regarding transportation safety issues at regularly scheduled committee meetings;
    • To make site visits (through subcommittees) to investigate problems identified by our school communities and report back to the full committee.
    • To consider neighborhood impact and input before approval of any significant change to a site plan.