Durham School Services, a national leader in student transportation, has been operating bus services for Waukee Community School District since July 1, 2013. Durham operates approximately 50 buses for the district. 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. All special education buses are equipped with air-conditioning.

If you have any questions regarding transportation, please feel free to call the General Manager. If you have questions regarding bus fees, please call the District Office at 515.987.5161.

Enroll/Cancel Transportation Services

Transportation Request Form
– This form must be completed to enroll for transportation or to cancel transportation with Durham.

**This applies if you did not complete transportation during the registration process.

Busing & Walk Zones


Busing and applicable fees are determined by your primary home address.

    • Elementary Schools: more than 1 mile from the school = free
    • Secondary Schools: more than 2 miles from the school = free

Walk-zones will be defined as:


Round Trip
: $400 per year, per child
One-Way Trip: $200 per year, per child

  • Fees will be assessed within the 1st quarter of school for the 1st semester.
  • Fees will be assessed within the 3rd quarter of school for the 2nd semester.

Fees are non-refundable if the cancellation process has taken effect after fees have been assessed.

Non-Public Parent Reimbursement Request Form

If mailing forms, please send them to the address below:

Waukee Community School District
560 SE University Ave
Waukee, IA 50263

Contact Information for Durham Services

Our bus facility is located at 605 University Ave., Waukee, IA 50263.

  • Phone: 515.987.2788
  • Fax: 515.987.2701

Gwen Brettman, General Manager
515.987.2788 x16103

Ron Davis, Safety Manager
515.987.2788 x16102

Scott Plummer, Routing
515.987.2788 x16105

Elisa Kpurukoo, Operations Supervisor
515.987.2788 x16107

Bonnie Tovrea, Trip Coordinator

Marjorie Burnett, Student Behavior Specialist
515.987.2788 x16001

Mary Dickey, Dispatcher
515.987.2788 x16000

Karissa Hicks, Administrative Assistant & Payroll
515.987.2788 x16106