Bus Registration

Important transportation updates, including new processes for the 2023-2024 school year are found below

To register your child for bus transportation, select "Bus Registration Forms" in Transportation Resources below.

Bus transportation is available to:

  • Elementary school students (grades K-4) who live more than 0.75 mile from school 
  • Middle school students (grades 5-8) who live more than 1 mile from school 
  • High school students (grades 9-12) who live more than 2 miles from school

Who needs to register for the bus?

  • All students new to the district
  • All previously registered students who have had an address change or daycare change for the
    2023-24 school year.
  • All non-public school students

New Processes for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • All grade levels will be rolled forward to the new year and will not have to register again for all public school students.

  • Only new students to the district, students that have had an address change or have never registered to ride before and all non-public students will need to register.

  • All previously registered students will be sent a card in May 2023 that tells them what we have for registration information currently.

  • Transportation will get all Inter-district transfer students from district registration in June

Notes on the Registration Process:

  • Students will not be listed for bus service in the fall unless the Transportation Office receives a completed registration form on or before August 1.

  • Forms received after August 1 will be put on hold. Students may not have bus service until the third week of school or may be transported home by van.

  • Please only register for service when you are sure your child will be riding a bus. Complete one form per child.

  • Postcards with bus information will be mailed in late August. If you do not receive a postcard, your student is not eligible or registered to use district busing. 

  • By registering your student for transportation services you are agreeing to comply with our transportation policies and procedures. The transportation policies can be found on the School District 197 website under School Board – Policy Manual (policies 707, 708, 709). Please note, all students (grades K-12) are dropped off at their stop location regardless of whether or not a parent/guardian is present. Parents should be at the stop 5 minutes in advance of the scheduled time and wait at the stop until the bus arrives. If you have questions, please call Transportation at 651-403-8320.

Transportation Resources


School District 197 Transportation Department 
1145 Medallion Drive 
Mendota Heights, MN 55120 
651-403-8324 - Español