Transportation

Remember: Stop means stop! Watch the proper way to stop for a school bus, and what NOT to do.

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

Eligibility

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. 

Pay-to-Ride Contract

Stops

  • 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

Special Services

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 952-681-6328.

Non-public Schools

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

Contacting the Transportation Department or service providers

Transportation Center
8801 Lyndale Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55420

Main line: 952-681-6300
Fax: 952-681-6301
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Routing team- Busing information and routing inquiries
routing@isd271.org

Management- transportation@isd271.org

Contacts:

Tim Rybak- Director of Operations, trybak@isd271.org 
Laura Eastridge- Transportation Director, leastridge@isd271.org
Patrick Dragonite- Office Manager, pdragonite@isd271.org

Please include your student's name or ID number when contacting us.

Contractors:

AbbreviationCompanyPhone Number
S-Septran (SpEd)952-881-9555
-SSeptran (RegEd)952-881-9555
M-Metropolitan Transportation Network - MTN (SpEd/Van)763-333-7150
-MMetropolitan Transportation Network - MTN (RegEd/Bus)763-571-1541
BLTCT952-884-6824
CDTCT952-884-6824
U-United Transportation Services651-399-6027

Beth Beebe - School Board Representative, bbeebe@isd271.org