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 Traverse City Area
Public Schools
412 Webster Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Have a Bus Route Question?

Call the Bus Hotline - 231.933.1956

TCAPS offers a temporary bus hotline to assist families with bus route questions. The hotline, 231.933.1956 is available Monday, August 25, through Friday, August 29, from 8 AM - 6 PM. 

All TCAPS families who requested and are scheduled for transportation should receive a bus route postcard in the mail no later than Monday, August 25. The postcard contains bus stop location, route number and approximate pick-up and drop-off time for individual students. Parents should contact the bus hotline at 231.933.1956 if the postcard they received is inaccurate or if they have not received a postcard. 

2014 Millage Renewal - November 4

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, TCAPS will request a renewal of its long-standing non-homestead operating millage.

  • It is not paid by most taxpayers and those who do pay would see no change to their current tax rate
  • It is a property tax on most second homes and businesses
    • 0 mills on homesteads
    • 18 mills on non-homesteads
  • It has been in place since 1999 and is required to receive the state’s full foundation allowance per pupil
  • It provides approximately 36% (or 1/3) of TCAPS’ annual operating budget
  • Without it, TCAPS cannot fully operate

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Furniture & Equipment Sale

Friday, September 26 - Noon to 5 PM

TCAPS will hold its next sale of obsolete furniture and equipment on Friday, September 26, at the TCAPS Maintenance Warehouse, 1180 Cass Road. Items for sale include office furniture, kitchen equipment, classroom desks, pianos and much more. The sale is open to the public. Additional sale dates are as follows:

  • Friday, October 24

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Become A Partner in Education Click here for more information about TCAPS' Partner in Education - PIE Program

TCAPS is deeply grateful for the gifts of time, talent, and treasure shared by community members to enrich and inspire student learning. It is our privilege to serve children, families, and our community. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children.

TCAPS' Partner in Education program is designed to provide local businesses and organizations an opportunity to support education in a meaningful way. There are many ways to become a TCAPS Partner. Learn more:

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