Operations & Transportation

school bus stop sign
Greg Smith
Director of Operations and Transportation


greg.smith@plainwellschools.org

Transportation

Parents and Guardians, Please read carefully as some routes have changed.

Please address questions and concerns to the PCS Transportation Department at (269) 685-8080.

The Transportation Department at Plainwell Community Schools works hard each day to ensure that all bus riders arrive safely to school and back home again. Skilled drivers, bus maintenance staff and transportation administrators make sure buses are driven professionally and in top condition. Students must follow school bus safety regulations while on their bus and we strongly encourage parents to observe traffic safety laws when Plainwell buses are on the road.

Reminders

The school district’s responsibility for the safety of students begins once the student has boarded the bus at the legally designated bus stop. Parents are responsible for their children’s safety to and from their stop, as well as while they are waiting at the stop.

Board of Education policy on students’ walking distance to bus stops is up to 1/2 mile for K-5 and up to 1 mile for 6th-12th grades.

Please listen to your local TV and radio stations for information on school closings, delays and event cancellations.

Operations


Facilities

District facilities are comprised of six separate campuses which include two satellite facilities. The district grounds total over 80 acres, which accommodate fourteen buildings:  nine instructional buildings and five non-instructional buildings; two outdoor environmental/science labs; eleven athletic sites; and six outdoor playground sites. Two of our district buildings were constructed prior to 1950, six others were constructed between the years of 1950 to 1970, two were constructed between 1971 and 1990, and two have been constructed since 1991. All of our school buildings have been remodeled and expanded in the last few years.

Maintenance

The Operations Department maintains all district facilities through daily preventative maintenance, upgrades and repairs. With community support over the last few years, we have been able to accomplish major infrastructure renovations, including electrical, heating and cooling systems. We make it our number one priority to ensure the continued efficient and cost-effective operation of our facilities.

Custodial Services

Custodians are people who have charge of something – a caretaker. At Plainwell Community Schools, our custodians are also viewed in this way. For the Operations Department, the custodians are the “first line of defense” – an integral part of the daily operations of providing clean, healthy, comfortable schools for the 3,500+ students and staff.

Grounds

Groundskeeping is an extension of our maintenance effort, with specific responsibility for lawns, driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, playgrounds, athletic fields and courts. With over 80 acres to maintain twelve months a year, this is no small task! We uphold our district’s good “curb appeal” by being watchful and attentive to the grounds on a regular schedule.

Staff

Operations Staff

  • Greg Smith, Director of Operations and Facilities

District Maintenance and Grounds Staff