Our mission

Our mission is to provide safe and efficient transportation to the students of Rush City Schools. Riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to follow the same behavioral standards while riding school buses as are expected on school property or at school activities, functions or events.

Permission to Ride a Different Bus

Students will be assigned to one PRIMARY bus and we ask that they ride only that bus.  In rare circumstances a student may also be assigned to an ALTERNATE bus (daycare, grandma's, etc.) IF they use this alternate site on a regular basis.  In this situation, we ask that a regular schedule be established for each stop and that you provide the classroom teacher and transportation department with that schedule.

Bus Passes

We do not allow for daily bus passes. Please understand that it is critical that we have consistent and accurate information on the location of all riders at any given time. Therefore, all students are required to ride the bus they are assigned to, as well as get on and off at their designated stop location. For the safety of all, we do not allow students (families) to alter these plans. Thank you for understanding that we cannot honor requests for bus passes.

Moving or Changing Daycare Sites

If you are planning on moving or changing your daycare site, please contact the Transportation Department at 320-358-3562. A move or change may change your child’s bus that he/she rides and the time of pickup and drop-off.

Discipline on the Bus

Students will be notified of bus rules and will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner which will ensure safe passage and good care of the buses. Our primary concern is to provide the safest transportation possible. When a child becomes unruly on a bus, the child endangers up to 71 people. Students who do not maintain an acceptable level of responsibility on the bus may lose riding privileges. Parents will be notified when a child exhibits repeated unacceptable behavior.

Changes to Transportation

Please allow up to 5 days for transportation requests to be implemented.                            


Scheduling Bus Service

If you are new to the school district, please complete the Transportation Request Form or contact the Transportation Department at 320-358-3562 to schedule transportation for your child.


Transportation Policies