Transportation

School Bus Transportation

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.

This page and section offer information on school buses, public transportation options, special services and Pre-K options.

Find My Bus Stop

The Find My Bus Stop online tool provides families with the planned school bus route/stop information. Actual route/stop times could vary due to driver shortage route coverage, traffic or mechanical breakdowns. If your student’s bus is more than 15 minutes later than expected  feel free to call (615) 259-INFO (4636).

To find your student's route and stop:

  • Use the Find My Bus Stop online search tool.
  •  Enter your student's grade and your address for the result to generate.

 

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.

 

Transportation Bus Pass 

A Transportation Bus Pass form is available  to the local school representative to allow a student who is eligible for GENED bus transportation to ride when they are newly enrolled at the school.  This form may also be used during the school year for current students eligible to ride, but they do so infrequently and are not on the assigned bus route and need to ride unexpectedly. 

This form and/or a temporary (Red) student bus card (ES Only) will alert the bus driver to drop off or pick up the student at an assigned bus stop location. 

East Side Schools
West Side Schools 
High Schools

School staff should contact the assigned Transportation Supervisor assigned to your school, or send your questions to our internal transportation customer service email.

 

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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