Along with First Student, Inc. and Minnetonka Transportation, Inc., we welcome all community members to play a role in keeping our school buses safe and student friendly. Each and every one of us is a member of the school bus safety team. Every person can make an important difference in the safety of students as they board, ride and exit school buses.
Minnesota state statute requires school districts to provide transportation at no charge for all students who reside more than two miles from the school they attend.
Minnetonka Public Schools assesses a transportation fee for bus service for students who reside within two miles of the school they attend. Because the school bus is the safest way to get to and from school, all families are strongly encouraged to register for bus service.
Working together for a safe and pleasant ride
It is the right of each student to be treated in a reasonable and respectful manner whether in school or on the school bus. When disruptions occur on the school bus they are usually related to student misbehavior. Issues may arise as a result of the actions of a single student, the interaction among several students or the interaction between students and their driver. We would like to deal with these misbehavior issues immediately, before they become a more serious problem or reach the level of harassment.
As a rule, school bus drivers correct or report misbehaviors as soon as possible after they are observed. However, there may be times when behavior related problems occur which are unpleasant for a student, but not readily evident to a driver.
Please do not hesitate to report and encourage your child to report incidents of harassment which may not have come to our attention through everyday communication.
As a part of your school transportation team, we are committed to the goal of providing a safe and pleasant ride for all students on a daily basis. Your cooperation is always appreciated in helping to achieve this goal.