Fee for Transportation Service Registration Form
Due: August 1, 2020
School District 197 is once again offering a fee-based transportation option to all students in grades K-12 who live within district walk boundaries. Students may still walk to school, however they also have the choice to ride a bus for the full school year or seasonally (Nov. 15-April 15) for a fee:
• Full Year = $235 per year, per student 
• Seasonal = $117 per year, per student
• Family cap = $470
Families receiving free or reduced-price services can request this service and receive a 50% fee waiver ($117 per year per student or $58 per student seasonal, family cap of $235).
The Fee for Transportation Service is an option for students in:
• Grades K-4 who live .75 miles or less from school
• Grades 5-8 who live 1 mile or less from school
• Grades 9-12 who live 2 miles or less from school
Forms and payment must be received by August 1. Students will be placed on a bus on a space available basis. Families will receive a full refund if their child is not placed on a bus route. No refunds will be given if a student is suspended from riding privileges for discipline infractions, or in the event that a student is placed on a route, but service is not fully utilized.
Forms received after August 1 will be put on hold until after the first two weeks of school and space availability on buses is known. Complete one form per child.
Postcards with bus information will be mailed to homes in late August (October for seasonal riders). If you have questions about registration, please call Transportation at 651-403-8320.
(Complete if applicable. Pick-up and drop-off must be five days each week at the same location. AM and PM may be different locations.)​
By checking this box, I understand that school bus transportation service, in excess of state–mandated guidelines, carries a fee. I also understand that by registering my student for transportation services I agree that my child will comply with District transportation policies and procedures, which can be found on the district website (www.isd197.org) under District – School Board – Policy Manual (policies 707, 708, 709). There will be no refund if a student is suspended from riding privileges for discipline infractions, or in the event the service is not fully utilized.​​​

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please mail payment to District Transportation, 1145 Medallion Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120 or pay online at https://isd197.feepay.com/