2018-19 Bus Service Information
Durham School Services is the district’s transportation provider. Every bus features two digital video cameras to monitor student behavior and the latest in GPS technology to provide real-time data from the road and help manage fuel consumption.
Bus route information will be emailed to families and available in PowerSchool by August 20. This information will include a bus number, bus stop location and pick-up/drop-off time.
On August 20 and 22, Durham School Services is planning to run a mock school day, without students, so their bus drivers can practice routes before the first day of school. You will see buses in your neighborhood on these days, but there is nothing families need to do.
The 2018-19 school year and bus transportation services will begin on August 23.
How to Register for Bus Services:
Each year families are required to register their student bus rider(s). Bus registration is completed through the online registration process. If your transportation needs have changed since completing the 2018-19 registration process, please complete the online transportation form. Requests for district provided special needs transportation must be made by district personnel. If you have questions about special needs transportation, please contact your building principal. Please contact Durham School Services office at 515-987-2788 with questions about routes, distances or other busing needs.
Bus Transportation Fees:
To receive free bus transportation service from home to the school building, the primary home address must be located outside a one-mile boundary for elementary students or a two-mile boundary for secondary students. Distance to and from school is determined by Durham School Services’ GPS routing system and can be viewed in PowerSchool. Students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program may be eligible for free or reduced transportation pricing.
Busing and applicable fees are determined by your primary home address:
- Elementary: more than 1 mile from the school = free
- Secondary: more than 2 miles from the school = free
Fees (students located inside one-mile or two-mile boundaries):
- $280 per year, round trip, per child
- $140 per year, one-way, per child
Bus transportation fees can be paid online through RevTrak.
If you have questions about bus transportation fees please contact Jocelyn Schlieman at 515-987-5161 x4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to providing transportation services for your student(s) this year.