District 196 owns and operates a fleet of approximately 200 buses and employs drivers, chaperones and other support staff to safely transport more than 20,000 students to and from school each day.
Service distances for transportation are 1 mile and further from school for elementary students and 1.5 miles and further for middle school and high school students. These service distance criteria also apply to students attending the district's magnet schools and all non-public school students. Minnesota law requires school districts to provide transportation to any student who lives 2 miles and further from their assigned school.
For more information please reference our School Bus Transportation Information for Parents and Students. If you have questions, you can email the transportation department or call 651-423-7685.