Bus Stop Safety
Police and the Merrillville Community School Corporation want to remind you about school bus safety after three siblings were struck and killed by a vehicle while boarding a bus Tuesday, October 30th in Fulton County. State law requires drivers to stop when a bus is picking up or dropping off children. If a school bus has its STOP arm extended and red lights flashing, drivers are required to stop, according to the Indiana State Police's website. This applies to all roads unless there is a physical barrier or median. When it comes to a divided highway, only vehicles going in the same direction are required to stop (see below).
For more information about school bus stop safety tips for parents and school bus stop safety tips for motorists, please visit our Bus Stop Safety Tips
IMPORTANT: DAYCARE ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Students will be picked up and dropped off at the home address on file.
All requests for daycare transportation will be subject to a 3 school day processing delay.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any transportation needs that require your student to be picked up or dropped off at a location other than your home address, please contact the Transportation Department at 219 650-5311. The alternate address must be within your student's school boundary and must be approved by the Transportation Department. Requests will be subject to a three school day delay in bus service.
Merrillville Community School Corporation has a fleet of 94 well maintained buses that transports approximately 6,400 students daily and covers approximately 2,600 miles per day. In addition to well maintained buses, each employee receives yearly instruction from state sponsored safety meetings, and receives random drug testing throughout the school year.
We are committed to providing safe and efficient transportation for your student.
We appreciate the opportunity to work with your student providing transportation to and from school.
If you need assistance with your child's transportation, please contact MCSC Transportation Department at (219) 650-5311.
Click on Find My Bus Route Information
and you will be taken to a web page where you can find out information about your current bus route.
Enter your student grade level, home address and zip code. You will be given a bus number, location, and approximate time for the bus arrival.
All students are expected to be at their assigned bus stop 10 minutes prior to pick up time.
Note: Transportation routes, bus numbers, and schedules are subject to change throughout the year. We recommend you check your information the week school begins to verify information again.
Important! Please take note of the following information regarding student bus information. Your bus stop information is so important to the safe pick-up and drop-off of your student. It is important to provide accurate and up-to-date information to the school and MCSC Transportation Department to avoid confusion with your transportation needs. These points are important:
- Students can have only ONE permanent pick-up and ONE permanent drop-off address.
- No changes to transportation will be allowed after 1:00 (12:00 on Early Dismissal days).
- Permanent changes to your pick-up and drop-off location can take up to 48 hours to be processed.
- Students can only ride their assigned bus and get off at their assigned stops.
- If your K-1st grade student is dropped at a normal bus stop, a parent or guardian must be present to receive the student.
- Please inform Transportation whenever Parent and/or Emergency phone numbers change.
You can also visit the App Store on your cell to download MCSC App for bus route information.