School District 197 owns and operates a fleet of more than 60 buses for transporting students to and from school. Ensuring students have a safe and enjoyable bus ride is a collaborative effort between students, the bus driver, parents/guardians, the school, and even the community. Everyone plays a part in keeping children safe by following the bus rules, reinforcing proper bus behavior, treating fellow riders and their belongings with respect, watching for buses on the road, and being attentive to passengers entering or exiting a bus.
The Transportation Office welcomes questions and inquiries. When calling, please keep in mind that the office receives the highest number of calls when buses are on the road (7-9 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.). Late or missed buses, cancellations, and special program busing are priority calls during these hours. If you have questions or comments that are not urgent, please wait and call when buses are not operating.
Felicia Villagomez, Transportation Personnel Manager
651-403-8323 | email@example.com
Carlos Cordon-Castro, Fleet Operations Manager
651-403-8320 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Johnstone, Assistant Safety Training Specialist
651-403-8328 | email@example.com
Areanna Villagomez, Routing Specialist
651-403-8332 | areanna.villagomez@isd197.
Bus Registration Information and Forms
Who needs to register for the bus?
- ALL students new to the district
- ALL high school students
- ALL previously registered students who have had an address change
- ALL non-public school students
We can optimize school bus route planning if we know which students will actually ride.
School District 197 Transportation Department
1145 Medallion Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
651-403-8324 - Español