Transportation Services

Mohonasen bus drivers do their best to maintain order and ensure a safe trip for all students. But they cannot do the job alone–it takes the cooperation of parents and children. So what can parents do to make their children’s bus ride a safe experience? Read our “rules of the road” to find out.

Late Bus Information

If your son or daughter is catching one of the after school “late buses” home, make sure he/she pays attention to the route number that corresponds to the letter of the bus they will ride. View the link below for a list of stops the late bus will make.

Please note that late buses will only stop at the locations listed on the schedule.

Late buses are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the high school and middle school. They are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pinewood.

High School/Middle School Late Bus Schedule

*The times on the late bus schedules are estimates and that time of arrival will depend on which driver has the run, when they complete their elementary run and arrive at the middle school and what time they actually depart the middle school.  They may not get driven to their regular stop but the stop on the route closest to their house.

Pinewood Late runs:  Those students are assigned to their bus individually.   Please check with the school or transportation if you wish to know your child’s bus assignment.

Motorists’ Responsibilities

Drivers have a responsibility to help maintain the safety of children. When approaching a school bus, you must:

  • Slow down: Flashing yellow lights warn that the bus is about to stop. You should begin to slow your vehicle and prepare to stop.
  • Stop: From either direction, even on divided highways – when a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing.
  • Proceed: Only when the red lights are turned off and bus is again moving, or when waved on by driver or police officer.
  • Be aware: Children may be approaching a stopped school bus from any direction.
  • Remember: School buses may not turn right on red while transporting students.

It is illegal to pass a school bus displaying its flashing red lights – both on and off school property. If convicted of passing a stopped school bus, the minimum fine is $250 to $400 and/or 30 days in jail for the first offense. Drivers convicted of passing a stopped school bus will also receive a five-point infraction on their license for each violation. This law is strictly enforced, and all violators will be fully prosecuted.

School closings/delays

Please make sure you are signed up for SchoolMessenger. By doing this, you will receive an e-mail and/or text message in the event school is closed or delayed due to inclement weather. Please note that due to the volume of closing notifications sent over SchoolMessenger, and precautions put in place by the recipient’s email server, these notifications may not be received immediately.

It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. Closing and delay information can also be found on local television or radio stations.

For information on how the district makes weather-related decisions, please visit School closings, delays, and cancellations due to inclement weather.

Transportation to a location other than home

Parents may request that their child to be picked up or dropped off by a school bus at a day care or location other than their home. You can find the form here.

More Information

Transportation Department
Randy Jerreld, Supervisor

Riding the school bus

Frequently Asked Questions

School bus drivers

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Non-Public School Transportation

Parents who want Mohonasen to provide transportation for their children to approved parochial schools are responsible for letting us know. You can find the form here. The forms need to be submitted to the district by April 1 of the school year prior to the school year that transportation is being requested.

Helpful bus safety/transportation links – external sites