Bloomington Public Schools is proud to provide safe and efficient transportation for more than 8,000 students daily.
School Bus Transportation Guide
Notification of Transportation Absence
We provide transportation to the following resident students:
- Elementary students (PreK-5) who reside in the school’s attendance area and live at least half a mile from school.
- Secondary students (6-12) who reside in a school’s attendance area and live at least 1.25 miles from school.
If your child lives in the walk area – less than half a mile for elementary and less than 1.25 miles for secondary – your child may be eligible for busing through our pay-to-ride program. Students may be able to use the nearest established bus stop outside the walk area of the school once payment has been received.
- Elementary (PreK-5)—Generally, stops will be located at the intersection closest to the center of the geographical location of students who will use the stop.
- Secondary (6-12)—Generally, students will walk from residences on secondary roads to meet buses on primary roads.
Request Bus Stop Change Request Transportation to and from Daycare
We provide transportation for special education students according to the child's individual education plan (IEP). If you have a child with special needs requiring transportation outside of our regular bus services, please work with your child's special education case manager or call our Student Services Office at 952-681-6508.
Families who transport their students to non-public schools outside of District #271 may be eligible for busing reimbursement. Please review and submit the contract below.
Non-public Reimbursement Contract
8801 Lyndale Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55420
Please include your student's name or ID number when contacting us.
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