Transportation

School Bus Transportation Eligibility 

Our school district is committed to providing safe and efficient transportation for our students.

All students who attend their school of zone, and who live more than 1.25 miles from school (1.5 miles for high schools), are eligible for school bus transportation. Exceptions are made for certain areas where unsafe walking conditions exist.

We use Tyler's Versatrans Routing & Planning, a state-of-the-art computer mapping and routing program, to create the most efficient bus routes possible. Our bus stops are not generally door-to-door bus service.

Find your bus stop.

 

Public Transportation Options

MNPS provides transportation only to students who attend their zoned school, but there are some exceptions and options.

Public bus transportation through WeGo Public Transit is provided at no cost to all Metro Schools high school students through the Stride program. The free service also is available to middle school students attending an MNPS optional school, with the exception of charter middle schools. Contact your MNPS middle school office for parental permission forms and eligibility information.

Some charter schools provide their own transportation. Contact individual schools to determine transportation availability.

 

Special Education, Special Services, and Pre-K

If your child is in Special Education, is in Pre-K, or qualifies for Special Services, transportation arrangements must be made through the office from which your child receives these services. Please contact your Special Ed or Pre-K adviser to make these arrangements. If you do not know who you need to talk to, please contact our Family Information Center at 615-259-INFO (615-259-4636) to be directed to the appropriate person.

 

Alternative Transportation Request

An Alternative Transportation Request form must be submitted if you want your child to be picked up or dropped off at a location different than your neighborhood pickup location. Requests are approved, with limits.

 

Questions? 

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or if you would like to speak to someone about transportation, please contact the Family Information Center, (615) 259-4636.

 

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