Transportation is managed through Business Services. Questions should be directed to 952-449-8309.
Transportation is provided for all resident students. Due to safety concerns, students are not allowed to walk to or from school, ride bicycles or ride home with anyone other than their parents or parents’ designee.
For Open Enrollment students, state law stipulates that parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school, or to a bus stop within the school district. Orono Schools offers out-of-district collector stops located around the district boundaries that families may also use. See the locations of these stops here. At this time, the district is not creating additional out-of-district collector stops.
Students will not be permitted to ride buses other than the one assigned without written permission from the office. Bus passes are not available for birthday parties, play activities or sleepovers. Bus passes may be issued to students, as room permits, at the discretion of the building principal or designee. Passes are to be presented to the bus driver upon entering the bus. Reasons for which bus passes may be issued include child care, family emergency and activities such as dance/music lessons, medical/dental appointments, and Scout/religious events.
Our buses do not travel into cul-de-sacs. A school bus requires 115 feet to safely turn. Most cul-de-sacs do not have this much room, particularly in the winter and/or when other vehicles are parked in the cul-de-sac. As a result, going into a cul-de-sac requires a bus to back up. This is extremely dangerous and, with our priority of keeping students safe, a practice we want to avoid whenever possible.
Building transportation decisions are guided by the Student Transportation Safety Policy (#709).
If you are looking for a lost and found item, or a late bus, please contact the bus terminal at 952-475-0038.
Additional information can be found on each building’s transportation page: