Transportation

  • Bus Information
    For information about bus routes or to apply for a job as a bus driver, call St. Louis Park Transportation
    Phone: 952-591-1538 fax: 952-512-0820

    Who Rides the Bus?

    School buses serve all public and nonpublic schools in the district. Students are eligible to ride the bus if they live: 0.6 mile from school (Primary grades), 1.0 mile from school (Intermediate grades), or 2.0 miles from school (Secondary grades).

    What's Allowed on the Bus and What Isn't?
    Generally, students may bring items that fit into a backpack. An exception is musical instruments, which may be brought to school for music classes. Some objects are never allowed on the bus:

    • Animals, insects or fish
    • Skis, snowboards, skateboards
    • Matches/lighters/fireworks
    • Glass items
    • Golf clubs
    • Weapons/Anything dangerous

    Bus Safety Rules
    Arrive at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to come. Respect the property around the bus stop. If you are across the street when the bus arrives, watch for a sign from the driver (a hand signal or a nod) that it is OK to cross. Cross ten feet in front of the bus where the driver can see you.

    When you get off a bus, move 10 feet away and stay there until the bus driver signals you that it is safe to cross the street. Then walk in front of the bus, look both ways and, if no cars are moving, cross to the other side of the street.Stay out of the danger zone around the bus.

    Bus Behavior Rules
    • Follow the driver's instructions.
    • Remain in your seat for the whole ride.
    • Speak in a quiet voice.
    • Do not distract the driver by yelling or whistling.
    • Do not tease or harass others.
    • Do not fight or be rowdy.
    • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
    • Do not throw objects inside the bus or out the window.
    • Do not eat or drink on the bus.
    • Do not bring anything dangerous on the bus.

    Behavior consequences
    Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right. When a student chooses not to behave on the bus, the driver will discuss the behavior with the student and fill out a bus conduct report. The driver may also assign the student to a seat at the front of the bus.

    First Incident: The driver will discuss the misbehavior with the student. The bus company will send a report to the parent and school.

    Second Incident: The driver will discuss the misbehavior with the student. The bus company will again send a report to the parent and school. A school staff member will contact the parent.

    Third and Subsequent Incidents: The student will not be allowed to ride the bus for a period of time. The parent and student will be invited to a conference. If a student's behavior on the bus is dangerous or destructive, bus riding privileges may be revoked immediately. When a student is not allowed to ride the bus, it is the parent's responsibility to get the student to and from school.

    Change Request Form
    These forms are available in the main office of each school.