Duluth Edison Charter Schools contracts with Duluth’s Voyageur Bus Company to provide transportation for our students.
Under the Minnesota Fair Bus Act, transportation is provided at no cost to all students residing within the school district boundaries, only limited by distance regulations as outlined by ISD 709:
– Elementary Students who live seven-tenths (.7) of a mile or more from school.
– Middle School Students who live one and one-half (1.5) miles or more from school.
Students are reminded that having the right to ride a school bus is a privilege that must be respected. Proper behavior while riding on a school bus is imperative for the ultimate safety of everyone. Students are expected to follow all rules on the bus. These rules are made available to the student at the beginning of the school year. Violation of safety rules can result in a student losing his/her bus privileges.
Transportation arrangements must be made through the school office by completing the Student Transportation Form for new students, or students who move during the school year. These requests take three (3) days to process after their completion.
Students are not allowed to take a bus not assigned to them to get to an alternate address without prior consent of the Transportation Department. Students who are not consistent in their use of the bus could be dropped from the route.
If the school office has not received a note or a call from a parent letting them know that a student is NOT taking the bus, the student will be required to take the bus home at the end of the day. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to notify the school office of any changes. We cannot act on the word of the student only.
Additional information on transportation policy and procedures is available from the school office. This information is also part of bus training students participate in each year.