Transportation & Maintenance
The mission of the Fruitport Community Schools Transportation Department is to provide the safest, most efficient and punctual transportation service to the students of the district in a nurturing, supportive environment that enhances the education of our students.
We have a staff of 33 professionally trained and certified school bus drivers who use the utmost care bringing your student to and from school each day. Our staff of 2 full time professional mechanics maintains our fleet with a commitment to safety and reliability. Our administrative and office staff, consisting of the Transportation Director, 1 full time and 1 part time secretaries, strives to provide prompt and courteous services to all students with integrity and efficiency.
The Fruitport Community School District consists of approximately 48 square miles, which are serviced by 30 school buses on 86 bus runs, transporting approximately 1,900 students daily. The vehicles travel more than 314,000 miles annually.
The average ride on a school bus is approximately 19 miles/42 minutes long. This means that your student, over a 13-year period, may travel up to 42,978 miles (nearly twice around the world) or 1,584 hours (198 eight hour work days) on a school bus.
Did you know approximately 850,000 students are transported daily on about 17,000 buses within Michigan with no student fatality inside the bus as a result of a mechanical malfunction or multi-vehicle accident in over 20 years. That is like evacuating the City of Detroit, safely every day for over 20 years with no loss of life – an amazing safety record. Buses travel over 180 million miles annually in Michigan. This equates to traveling around the earth 7,228 times each year.
Office: (231) 865-3196
Fax: (231) 865-1340