Bus Stop Process and Procedures

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) is committed to providing safe and efficient school bus transportation to its students. We have a long tradition of providing this service safely to all students that are eligible under Minnesota State laws, rules and regulations. The State of Minnesota currently requires transportation services for students who reside more than two miles from school.

Grade Guidelines
PreK-5 School bus transportation will generally be provided for elementary students who live more than one mile from their boundary school.
6-8 School bus transportation will generally be provided for middle school students who live more than one-and-a-half miles from their boundary school.
9-12 School bus transportation will generally be provided for high school students who live more than two miles from their boundary school.
Choice Programs

School bus transportation will generally be provided for students attending Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School and live more than one mile from the school. 


School bus transportation will generally be provided for students attending the multiage program at Valley Crossing Elementary School and live more than one mile from the school.

*Please note: Transportation boundaries are subject to change. Open enrolled and intra-district transfer students (students attending a school other than their boundary school) whose parent/guardian has signed a waiver of transportation are not eligible for transportation services regardless of the distance.

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