Transportation: School Services

The office hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The office does have peak times of high phone and bus radio traffic during 6-9 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone:  (734) 221-2449

Dispatcher:  Treesa Whitley  -  (734) 221-2454   

Route Coordinator:  Danielle Roberts  -  (734) 221-2452      

Office Coordinator:  Theresa Davis  -  (734) 221-2451    

Safety Coordinator:  Jerome Cochran  -  (734) 221-2453            

Director/Gen’l Mgr:  Kimberly Searcy    

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday | TBD

Fax:  TBD

Address:  235 Spencer Lane | Ypsilanti, MI  48198

Revised Transportation

Revised Press Release

Ypsilanti Community Schools
August 14, 2019 

Ypsilanti Community Schools, in conjunction with the Board of education, community members, staff, and upon reviewing the recommendations by national consultants that were hired to study the entire transportation operation, made the decision to bring the transportation department in-house. Thank you for joining us as we welcome our dedicated transportation staff back to YCS as district employees. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Transportation Director to lead this vital department. Thank you for your patience as we work to transition this department back to the Grizzly family!

Bell times have been established to ensure no bus trip is longer than one hour for students and allows for an efficient and cost-effective transportation department. In order for students to be eligible for transportation services, they must reside one mile or more from their home school. The maximum walk distance to a bus stop is .25 miles.

The bell times for 2019-20 will be:

Erickson Elementary: (1-5) 7:30 am - 2:30 pm*

Holmes Elementary:   (2-5) 7:30 am - 2:30 pm*

Estabrook Elementary: (2-5) 7:30 am - 2:30 pm*

*Bus drop-off is at 7:10 am. School begins at 7:30 am

Washtenaw International High School/Middle School: 7:45 am - 2:35 pm

**Bus drop-off is at 7:10 and school begins at 7:45 am

A.C.C.E.: 8:00 am - 2:55 pm (please contact building for transportation options for ACCE)

Beatty Early Learning Center: (Pre-K) 8:15 am - 3:30 pm

Ford Early Learning Center:  (Pre-K-1) 8:15 am - 3:30 pm

Perry Early Learning Center: (Pre-K-1) 8:15 am - 3:30 pm

Ypsilanti Community High School/AC-Tech/STEMM: (9-12) 8:20 am - 3:20 pm

Ypsilanti International Elementary School: (Pre-K-5) 9:15 am - 4:15 pm

Ypsilanti Community Middle School: 9:15 am - 4:15 pm

Student transportation will be based on home school attendance boundaries. Families that elect to continue utilizing schools of choice (Erickson, Holmes, Estabrook) will be offered a transfer bus that will transfer their child from their home school to/from their in-district school of choice.

Transfer buses will provide students with color-coded tags that will attach to their clothing or backpack to indicate which transfer bus they will ride. Staff will be provided to assist and ensure students ride the correct transfer bus in the morning. The same service will be provided in the afternoon. This will greatly reduce ride times and will only impact Estabrook, Erickson, and Holmes students. Perry, Ford, Beatty, Ypsilanti International Elementary School (YIES), middle school, and high school students will continue with direct routing from the same bus stop to/from the school of attendance.

Mrs. Alena E. Zachery-Ross




Transportation FAQs

For Parents & Students

Link to transportation FAQs


Transportation Issues

This form is meant to capture and record transportation concerns and how each concern was resolved.

Link to Transportation Issues Form