A bus route is designed to make maximum use of each vehicle. Each high school run is combined with a middle school and elementary run to make a full route. Efficient routes make minimal stops and travel down a limited number of streets. Unnecessary stops or delays have a ripple effect on the entire schedule.
Safety and efficient use of time are the reasons our buses do not travel down cul-de-sacs or dead-end streets. Sending a bus down these types of streets sometimes requires the bus to back up, this is a potentially dangerous situation and one that the Michigan Department of Education advises against.