District 191 provides safe and efficient transportation to special education students, and regular education students who qualify:
- Grades K–5 students who live 1 mile or more from school
- Grades 6–12 students who live 1.5 miles or more from school
The walking distance is defined as the shortest distance from the child’s residence by public walkway, street or highway to the assigned entrance of the school the student attends as measured by the District’s computerized GIS map.
Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, all District 191 students in grades 9-12 will be required to opt-in (register) to receive transportation to and from school. This change will help the School District create more efficient bus routes, ensuring students get to school as quickly as possible.
Families who want their high school student(s) to receive transportation in the fall must complete an online form at www.isd191.org/transportation or contact the District 191 transportation department at 952-707-2069. If the district does not receive a registration, no bus transportation will be scheduled for the student.
Call Schmitty & Sons
Main Dispatch: 952-985-7500
After Hours: 952-985-7514
Most day-to-day questions concerning District 191 bus service should be addressed directly to Schmitty & Sons.
- A bus is late or the bus never came to the bus stop
- Your child left an item on the bus
Families will receive yellow postcards in the mail the week before school starts. The postcard will contain the bus number, bus stop location, and time of morning pick up and afternoon drop off. Information is also available in ParentVUE.
A pay-to-ride option may be available for parents of students who don't qualify for transportation. The cost for the service, if it is available, will be $295.00 per student for the 2021-2022 school year.
Where is my bus?
District 191 uses a GPS tracking system that allows families to see where their student's bus is along the route and an estimated time that it will arrive at their stop.
Call District 191 Transportation
Questions about regular and special education transportation can be directed to the District 191 Transportation Office.
- You didn't receive bus information and can't find it on ParentVue
- Questions about the location of the bus stop
- Information about pay to ride