Lorenz Bus Service: 763-201-8888
(Special Education Routes)
Bus Stop Change Request: 763-785-5512 or firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Bus Registration (required for high school student's needing transportation to school)
Transportation Safety Guides & Procedures
If you need to report or ask a question about an extra-late-arriving bus of more than 15 minutes, or if your child has left something on a bus, please call 763-201-8888.
It is very important that students and their parents/guardians read and understand this section of bus transportation information. District 16 students who are eligible for school bus transportation are bused by privately-owned bus companies contracted by the school district. Please note that as changes in student enrollment occur during the year, bus route times will occasionally change.
Items not allowed on bus to or from school
In general, anything larger than an average-size book bag is not allowed on buses to or from school. In a change from previous years, covered tennis racquets are allowed on the bus.
One drop-off site
For your child's' safety, only one drop-off site will be used. Following school, your child will be dropped off at the same location at the end of each school day. This is to prevent children from getting lost or confused.
Moving? Changing daycare sites?
If you are planning on moving or changing your daycare site, please contact the Transportation Department at 763-785-5512. A move or change in daycare could change your child's elementary school. For a kindergartner, it could change the school to the morning or afternoon session. Please contact us before you move or change daycare sites. A convenient tear-out form, located in this handbook's transportation section, can be utilized for communicating a change in daycare.
Morning kindergarten students living in the busing areas will ride to school with all of the other students. At noon, the morning students will ride home on a special kindergarten bus. Afternoon kindergarten students will ride to school on a special kindergarten bus. Afternoon kindergartners living in a busing area will ride home with all of the other students. Kindergarten bus stop postcards will be mailed out to students' homes about the third week in August.
Transportation safety issues
To avoid injury to your child, please check all clothing for drawstrings and oversize toggles that could become caught on buses or playground equipment. All of the buses used by the district have been modified to meet all current safety standards. Also, for your child's safety, please talk to your child about staying seated while on the bus and about keeping all body parts inside the bus at all times.
Most of the district's buses are at capacity. Therefore, only students who are scheduled to be on a bus will be allowed to ride that bus. This means that students cannot ride a bus other than their regular bus to parties or other after-school activities at another student's home. Also, students cannot ride a different bus to school from a location other than their home or daycare in the morning. Questions or concerns regarding transportation of your child during the school year should be directed to your school principal. Working together, we can keep the students of District 16 as safe as possible while being transported to and from school.