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School Bus

Approximately 18,400 students (including nonpublic) who reside in District 833 will attend school this year, and roughly 14,000 of them will ride a school bus to and from school. The goal of the transportation department is to provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation to students who reside in our school district. We work to ensure that students arrive at school ready to learn!

Please take some time to learn about our department and some of the required forms for various family situations. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We look forward to meeting your family's transportation needs!

Student bus route information is only accessible on Infinite Campus' Parent Portal. Families can expect bus route information to appear in Parent Portal and to be current.  In mid to late August, families will be notified via email when routing is available for viewing in Parent Portal for the upcoming school year. Special Education students will receive busing information via a phone call or direct email. For information regarding Parent Portal account set up please Click Here.

Nonpublic school busing information will be shared directly with the school offices. Each nonpublic school is responsible for sharing or distributing student routing information.

Special Education Bus Attendance

Please call 651-425-5303 if your student will be absent from Special Education transportation. Please press 1 on the main menu for Special Education Routing.

Emergency Temporary Bus Pass Information

Temporary, one-day bus passes are intended for EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY. Emergencies may include family medical emergencies or personal vehicle breakdowns. A temporary, one-day bus pass is required if the emergency requires a student to get on/off at an alternate stop other than the student's assigned bus stop. Temporary bus passes will not be issued for playdates, gatherings, school/homework projects, athletics etc. 

Correspondence from parents/guardians (i.e. hand-written notes or text messages) will NOT be accepted by bus drivers as a valid bus pass. In an emergency situation, please contact the Transportation Office at 651-425-5303 to request a temporary, one-day bus pass. Upon review and approval of the request, the Transportation Office will issue a bus pass to the school's office where the student attends. It is the student's responsibility to pick up the bus pass from the school office and present it to the bus driver.

Walking Area

South Washington County Schools generally provide transportation to Elementary students (K-5) who live more than 1 mile from their designated attendance center, Middle School students (6-8) who live more than 1.5 miles and High School students (9-12) living more than 2 miles from their designated attendance center. Traffic hazard factors and distance are the two primary criteria used to establish the non-transported areas. The distance in the non-transported areas is determined by measuring the most direct route, from the roadway opposite the private residence of the student to the bus drop off point of the school. The distance shall be measured on a public street or highway. 

Open enrolled and intra-district transfer students (i.e. students attending a school other than their designated attendance center) whose parent/guardian has signed a waiver of transportation, are not eligible for transportation services regardless of the distance.

For further information on District Policies regarding Transportation please visit our District Policies page