Belding schools dismiss some students early

BELDING, Mich. (WOOD) – Belding Middle School and Belding High School students will be dismissed 15 minutes early and buses won’t travel down some roads due to icy conditions Friday afternoon.

Belding Area Schools Superintendent Sara Shriver sent out a note Friday to alert parents of the changes, citing the Greenville Public Schools bus accident early Friday – which was in a neighboring district – and increasingly icy conditions.

Belding buses will not travel down certain gravel roads, according to the district’s transportation supervisor. Families who live in those areas will be contacted by the district, the note said. The following roads are included:

  • Bricker Road off Hock Road/Godfrey Road (east of M-91)
  • Bricker Road off Lakeview
  • Canfield Road north of Kiddville Road
  • Canfield Road north of Long Lake Road
  • Fish Road
  • Godfrey Road
  • Hock Road
  • Kiddville Road between Long Lake Road and Johnson Road
  • Shade Lane/Belding Avenue at Long Lake Road
  • Wheeler Road between Johnson Road and Canfield Road
  • Whites Bridge Road south of 5 Mile Road

“Safety of our students continues to be our first priority,” Shriver said in the note. “We truly appreciate our bus drivers who have the enormous task of transporting our students safely to and from school each and every day.”

Middle school and high school students are being released early to give bus drivers more time to drop the students off.

Elementary school students in Belding will be dismissed at their usual time.

Anyone with questions can call the transportation office at 616.794.4970.

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