Hilda Livingston, Director of Transportation
Nancy Leverence, Administrative Secretary/Routing AssistantAddress:1585 Meisner Road East China, Michigan 48054
Sandra Kierszykowski, Secretary
Weather Line: 810-676-1101
Driving directions to the ECSD Transportation center click here.
The East China School District encompasses 122 square miles located in southern St. Clair County. Approximately 2600 secondary and elementary students are transported to and from school on a daily basis. There are 38 regular routes servicing two cities and seven townships. They are: Cities of Marine City and St. Clair; and townships of China, Cottrellville, and East China and portions of Casco, Columbus, Ira, and St. Clair.
During inclement weather you can find up-to-date information by calling the weather line at 810-676-1101. You may also listen to local radio stations, WPHM, WHLS, WGRT, WWJ or tune to local television channels 2, 4, and 7.
School Bus Safety
Twenty-three million students nationwide ride a school bus to and from school each day. Wherever you live, the familiar yellow school bus in one of the most common motor vehicles on the road. It is also the safest.
School buses manufactured after January 1, 1977 must meet more federal motor vehicle safety standards than any other type of motor vehicle. In fact, school buses are sixty times safer than passenger cars, light trucks, or vans, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
School buses are the safest form of highway transportation. The most dangerous part of the school bus ride is getting on and off the school bus. Pedestrian fatalities (while loading and unloading school buses) account for approximately three times as many school bus-related fatalities, when compared to school bus occupant fatalities.
The "Danger Zone" is the area on all sides of the bus where children are in the most danger of not being seen by the driver ten feet on either side of the bus where a child may be in the diriver's blind spot, and the area behind the school bus.
Rules of Conduct
1. Observe classroom conduct
2. Be courteous, use no profane language
3. Do not eat or drink on bus
4. Help keep bus interior clean
5. Cooperate with driver - follow driver instruction
6. Do not damage bus or equipment
7. Stay in seat
8. Keep head, hands, and feet inside bus
9. Do not fight, push or shove
10. Do not tamper with bus equipment
11. No pets allowed on bus
12. No skateboards or rollerblades on bus
13. The driver is authorized to assign seats
Violations of these rules or other misconduct can result in Student Violation Statement being issued.
Procedure for Student Violation Statement
First Statement - Parent must sign statement and student return to driver prior to reinstatement of transportation privileges.
Elementary Letter - Parents of elementary students may receive a letter before receiving a second statement from the assigned driver advising of ongoing concerns. This letter is applicable for elementary students only.
Second Statement - May result in one week suspension of transportation privileges. During this five-day school day suspension, a meeting may be held prior to reinstatement and student return to driver prior to reinstatement to transportation privileges.
Third Statement - Results in an indefinite suspension from riding the bus, pending a hearing which will be held within 10 days from issuance of the violation upon request of the parent.
The above procedures do not apply when the offense is of serious nature, such as use of alcohol or drugs, opening of the safety door, windows, or roof hatch, smoking, use of fire in any form, malicious destruction of property, personal threats, etc. Offenses such as these will result in indefinite suspension upon occurrence, pending a hearing.
National Safety Board
US Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
School Bus Safety Page
National Association State Directors
National Safety Council
Pupil Transportation Safety Institute
National Association of Pupil Transportation
Michigan Schools on Web
Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation
AAA of Michigan
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Department of State
Michigan Department of Transportation
Michigan State Police
School Bus Inspection Unit
Michigan Business Officials
Operation Life Saver
Michigan Safe Schools
School Bus Fleet Magazine
School Transportation News
Blue Bird School Bus Corporation
Braun Wheel Chair Lifts
Collins Bus Corporation
Freightliner Chassis Company
International Chassis Company
Thomas Built Buses