Buses

St. Michael Catholic School contracts with Miller Transportation to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective bus transportation for our students.  The cost of this service is as indicated below:
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  • Family with 1 child – $500 per child ($2.85 per day)
  • Family with 2 children – $400 per child ($2.28 per child/per day)
  • Family with 3 children – $300 per child ($1.71 per child/per day)
  • Family with 4 children – $200 per child ($1.14 per child/per day)

In order to reserve a spot on the bus for your child(ren) for the 2017 – 2018 school year, please complete bus registration in your FACTS account.  A $100 deposit will be assessed when your stop is added to the route.  The deposit will be credited to your bus service cost.  Service will be provided on a first come, first served basis.   We will not be able to hold a spot on the bus for your child(ren) unless the completed registratrion and deposit are received.  Bus fees may be paid in full at the beginning of the year or with monthly tuition payments.  Families commit to service for one full school year.

As you can imagine, there are a number of factors and guidelines to consider when establishing routes and stops and we rely on officials at Miller Transportation to assist us with this matter.  While we try our very best to accommodate as many families as possible, bus transportation is not guaranteed for everyone who requests it.  The bus deposit will be refunded if we are not able to add your family to the route.  Final routes and pick-up and drop-off times will be determined by Miller Transportation.  Please note that there will not be any additions or changes made during the first two weeks of school once assignments and routes have been established.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Krill at lkrill@stmichaellouisville.org.

Frequently Asked Questions
No. The proposed routes extend to neighboring counties. At this time, proposed routes extend from surrounding neighborhoods to the Wilsonville, Simpsonville, Douglas Hills, and Billtown Road areas. Routes will be finalized once families register in the spring.
Buses will arrive at the school between 7:40 and 7:45 a.m.
Buses will leave the school at 2:40 p.m., before Carpool 1.
The buses will drop your child off as close to your home as possible. Buses are not able to enter circle drives so they will drop off at the top of the circle. Depot stations will be available for more rural areas.
Your child will be on the bus for a maximum of 1 hour one way. Routes are configured to have the least amount of time on the bus as possible.
Our buses will have seat belts, air conditioning, GPS, and Wi-Fi. All drivers have background checks, Safe Environment training, and extensive training.
Pre-schoolers may ride the bus if accompanied by an older sibling. Service will not be offered for mid-day drop-off/pick-up. Pre-school students who attend the afternoon session of ESC may ride.
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a discount for students who ride one way. We must reserve a child’s spot on the bus for both ways even if he/she does not always ride.
The cost of bus service does not include field trips. However, we will be able to use our school’s assigned buses for field trips.
Accommodations will be made for children who have multiple households from dual custody situations.