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All Students K-12

Transportation is an essential part of the school district services to students and parents/guardians. Along with Benjamin Bus, Inc., we welcome all community members to play a part in keeping our students safe. Every person can make a difference in the safety of students as they board, ride and exit school buses. Questions regarding transportation should be directed to Benjamin Bus, Inc. at 507-645-5720.


Bus routes and times are determined in coordination with scheduled school start and stop times. Routes are planned for safe and efficient use of school buses. Generally, school buses will not travel down dead-end roads or cul-de-sacs due to resulting added ride times and turn-around issues. However, there may be some things that cannot be anticipated and routes may need to be adjusted after the school year begins. Parents/Guardians will be advised of any significant changes.

Pick Up and Drop Off Locations

School bus service is between home and school. Based on their address, students are assigned to a specific bus stop and bus route. Students must ride to and from school on the bus(es) to which they have been assigned.  Students are assigned to one pick up location and one drop off location. A student’s daycare facility may be regarded as their home residence for the purpose of transportation, but the request must be consistent every day.  A student’s daycare facility must be located in the same attendance area as the student’s school. Students are not allowed to alternate between bus stops. Although this policy is not always convenient for parents/guardians, it is the safest for students. If a child lives at two different addresses due to shared custody arrangements, please contact Benjamin Bus.

Students should be at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled bus arrival time. They should stay out of the street so that they do not become a traffic hazard. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to wait with their child at the bus stop.

Associated policies

  • Policy 707 – Transportation of Public School Students
  • Policy 708 – Transportation of Nonpublic School Students
  • Policy 709 – Student Transportation Safety

Last modified:  June 16, 2023