Important Notice - Bus Information is available in the Parent Portal of MIStar .
January 19, 2016
We are implementing some changes in the transportation department. Effective Wednesday, January 20, we will be using letters instead of numbers to identify your student's bus route. The letter will be in the second window, door side on the bus. This will make it easier for students to identify their bus if we need to use an alternate bus.
Dr. Matthews sent a message at the beginning of the year stating we are short bus drivers. This is still the case in Novi as well as surrounding districts. We are doing the best we can to ensure all students get to school in a safe and timely manner. To do this, we need to “double up” some runs. This will not result in overcrowding, but some stops have changed. There are a couple of runs that will be doubled for the next 5-6 weeks. The changes have been made in MiStar. Please check your parent portal for updated route numbers and times.
If your bus is running late, please check our website at www.novi.k12.mi.us/district/trans or our Twitter at https://twitter.com/ncsdbuses. We try to update both as quickly as possible. Weather and traffic can have an impact on our schedules. There are times it may be deemed appropriate to send a school messenger as well.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Director of Transportation
The Transportation Department is responsible for transporting approximately 4500 students over 1,100 miles per day. All of our drivers must pass a criminal background check, possess a commercial driver's license (CDL), and submit to random drug testing throughout the year.
All of our drivers go thru extensive training which includes:
- 30 hours of driving training
- 10 hours of bus inspection training
- 3 hours of state testing
- 21 hours of classroom training on the following topics: beginning bus driving, student management, first aid, safety equipment, and other important bus driver information
- 16 hours of additional class time throughout the year
- 6 hours of mandatory training by the state every two years that includes a test