Phone: 763-600-5590 | Email: transportation@district16.org 

Bus Stop Information and Schedules

Bus Route information for the 2013-14 school year will be mailed to families on or about August 21. To make a bus stop change request after receiving this information, please contact 763-600-5590 or transportation@district16.org.

Late Bus, Lost & Found

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:

Lorenz Bus Service: 763-201-8888 
Voigt's Bus Service (Special Education Routes): 763-571-1241

Forms

Transportation Safety Guides & Procedures

Maps

Safe Bus Transportation

Spring Lake Park Schools Bus Policies

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

If an item can be safely carried in a bag and on a student’s lap, without interfering with the space of another passenger, it will be accepted.

Certain items listed here will NEVER be accepted. Any items not on this list that are of dangerous or objectionable nature will not be permitted and will be determined by the Transportation Department or Bus Company at any time.

Musical Instruments Sporting Equipment  Weapons  Flamable Objects

Drums
French Horn
Guitars
Tuba

School Projects

Fundraisers
Live or Dead Animals (mice, rats, snakes, cats, dogs, insects, fish, etc.)
Shop Projects (tables, gun racks, shelves, etc.)
Small Engines

 
Balls-any type (unless in a bag)
Bat not in a bat bag
Fishing Poles
Golf Clubs
Skateboards
Skates not in a bag
Skis/Ski Poles
Sleds
Snowboards
Tennis Rackets (unless in a bag)
Lacrosse Sticks
Hockey Sticks & Equipment

Rakes & Shovels

Archery Equipment
Guns (loaded or unloaded)
Toy Guns
Knives
Metal Knuckles
Num-Chucks
Tear Gas
Throwing Stars

Drugs and Alcohol
Alcohol
Cigarettes
Drugs

Aerosols
Ammunition
Explosives
Fireworks
Gas Cans
Gasoline/Diesel
Lighter Fluid
Lighters
Matches
Spray Paint

Other
Glass breakable objects
Laser Pens
Luggage
Balloons

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 763-600-5590. 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.

Kindergarten transportation

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.