Bloomfield Hills Celebrates 30 Consecutive Years of Perfect Bus Inspections

The Bloomfield Hills Schools transportation department is celebrating a milestone accomplishment. The Michigan State Police granted BHS its 30th consecutive Certificate of Excellence for 100 percent accuracy in bus inspections.

The perfect ratings started in 1992, which was when lead mechanic Richard Hella started working for the department. “Richard was an Air Force mechanic before he came to us so everything is in perfect order,” explained Jane Mack, BHS Transportation Manager. “There’s a place for everything and everything is in its place. There are always parts available, and, at the end of every day, the garage is spotless and everything is put away so we know exactly where we are starting up in the morning.”

With the support of our School Board, our Superintendent, Patrick Watson’s commitment to safety, and our exceptional transportation staff, our team is dedicated to excellence. Safety is everyone’s first responsibility. Inspecting the buses prior to every trip is a daily routine, and any issue that is not in good working order is written up for the mechanics to repair. The district is very proud of this accomplishment and plans to celebrate the team this Spring with a formal recognition.

The transportation department is searching for great people to join our driving team. We currently have sub driver and regular driver positions open and would love to hear from you. Please consider joining the BHS transportation team!

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BHS PTOC Welcome Back Celebration August 25

Save the Date!

On August 25, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m., BHS PTOC will be hosting the Welcome Back Celebration to kick off the school year! 

Join for games and fun for all ages including animal visits from Bowers Farm, raffles, prizes, food, a video gaming truck, and student performances! Stay for the Black Hawks home football game against the Seaholm at 7 p.m.

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Bloomfield Hills Schools celebrates the diversity of families within the school community with an annual Multicultural Celebration. Now in its fourth year of being a district-wide event, the Parent Teacher Organization Council, composed of volunteer family members from across Bloomfield Hills Schools, hosted this educational celebration of culture in the Bloomfield Hills High School Main Commons.

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Foundation Grants

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation announced the recipients of the Spring 2022 BHSF Grants. This year’s grant projects include technology tools, student manipulatives, diverse literature, guest speakers, STEM tools, musical instruments, learning games, field trips, outdoor/experiential learning equipment, social/emotional learning resources, and other unique learning opportunities.

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Operating Millage Restoration Proposal

On August 2, 2022, voters in Bloomfield Hills Schools will be asked to consider a proposal to restore the Non-homestead Operating Millage. 

• Required for Bloomfield Hills Schools to receive full revenue per pupil.

• The majority of families in Bloomfield Hills Schools qualify for the Principal Residence Exemption and will not be affected by the restoration of 2 mills.

• The tax rate for Non Principal Residence Exemption properties (like business and rental property owners) will not increase. For a business with a taxable value of property established at $200,000, the tax cost would be $3,600 ($200,000 x 18 mills ÷ 1,000), the same tax rate applied today.  

• No levy increase, current tax rate (18 mills) since 2000.

Learn More about Non-Homestead Operating Millage Restoration Proposal 8/2/22