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Side view of a bus with Novi Community Schools written on the side.
The Transportation Department is responsible for transporting approximately 4,500 students over 3000 accident free 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


If your student requires bus transportation and you live outside the walk zone, please register in your parent portal. You will find this in the registration are under "Forms" "Transportation.  If you have a problem logging into your parent portal, please email

There will be a communication when bus information is available in your parent portal.

Cindy Valentine
Director of Transportation