The largest support service in the district is Transportation. Monroe Public Schools transports approximately 4,500 public and non-public students every morning and afternoon, including over 250 special needs students. School buses service eight public schools and five non-public schools each day. The district will provide transportation for all students living more than one mile from the school they are assigned to. The Transportation Department advises parent to estimate the distance from the pickup location and have the students at their assigned bus stop five minutes before the bus arrives at the stop.
Students will be bused to and from their home address of record and will generally ride the same bus to school and from school.
To be successful, at least 53 school buses are needed. These buses travel more than 684,000 miles annually including field trips. Each year the bus fleet is inspected by the Michigan State Police to ensure a high standard of safety for our students and the bus drivers. We are very proud to consistently receive a high rating due to our extensive maintenance program. The 2013/14 inspection resulted in a 100% rating from the Michigan State Police. We are also proud to report that our reputation for safety is one of the best in the region.
Our objective is to make sure our buses are at the bus stops on time and that the students are safe when they ride the bus. Bus drivers need to focus their full attention on the road to safely drive the bus. Communication between students, parents and bus drivers is a very important factor to maintain good order. This helps to ensure all students are picked up and returned home safely each day.
Parent and guardians may go to our district website www.monroe.k12.mi.us, click on Transportation under Quick Links, and then click on Bus Routes to access bus assignments. Simply follow the prompts after you enter your street address. The search also can be narrowed by grade or by school. Using this program will allow you to see the results of your search, including a map that shows your street address and bus stop location in your area as well as additional bus stop times that serve your address.
Parents/Guardians with transportation questions may contact the Transportation office at 734-265-3300 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Have a great school year!
SCHOOL CANCELLATION INFORMATION
Wondering how to find out if school is closed due to weather conditions? There are a few ways to get this information. If you are a Monroe Public Schools parent or guardian, you should receive notifications through our Honeywell Instant Alert system which can call your phone and send you an email. If you are not receiving these notifications and think you should be, please call your child's school. Here are other ways you can learn about school and event cancellations:
District Web Page - look for an alerts box in the center of the page. http://www.monroe.k12.mi.us (Note: If you are a frequent visitor to our site, click the "Refresh" button to update the information.)
Toledo: WTVG - Channel 13
Detroit: WXYZ - Channel 7
Monroe: WTWR - 98.3 FM
Detroit: WJR - 760 AM
Detroit: WWJ - 950 AM
Would you like to receive an email notification when Monroe Public Schools are cancelled or delayed? Click on this link to join a free subscription service offered through Cancellations.com
Please do not attempt to contact the Transportation Office or the Administration Building for this information. The above contacts will have the information minutes after the decision is made.
Click on this link to check Monroe's Weather.
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