School bus transportation is provided to students who live one mile or more from their current school. To receive more information on boundry limits or to set up your student to ride the bus please contact one of the two school contracted bus companies.
Lenz Bus Services
34664 139th St
Waseca, MN 56093
Palmer Bus Service
1601 5th St. SE.
PO Box 577
Waseca, MN 56093
Six back to school tips to promote Safe Routes
It’s back to school time, take advantage of the ‘Fresh Start Effect’ to get your Safe Routes To School program soaring this year. "Fresh Start Effect" is a phenomenon where we get a burst of motivation to start new habits each time we begin something new. Now is the time to capitalize on the Fresh Start Effect!
- Transportation mailings – families are receiving their school transportation information in the mail. Work with school transportation directors to send out Safe Routes maps, safety tips, and encouragement materials for children in the walk/bike boundary.
- Establish a remote drop off location – work with the school to set up a remote drop off location. This helps children get an extra 10 minutes of physical activity, it is quicker for parents to drop off and allows more students to participate in Safe Routes efforts for health and academic improvement.
- First school newsletter – encourage school staff to include Safe Routes maps for their school, safety tips, and encouragement for walking and biking in school newsletters. Include parents participating in remote drop offs to reduce congestion around schools and give their children some extra steps.
- Walking school bus – work with PTO or principal to identify and establish walking school buses to start the year off. This will create a healthy routine to be used throughout the year as parents integrate a walking school bus into their schedules. Even just one day a week is a great way to start!
- Meet the teacher & back to school events – encourage physical education teachers to promote their Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum and have a table promoting walking and biking to school, safety tips and safe routes maps for parents and students to take home and make their plan.
- Crossing guard and school patrol training – the start of the school year means training your adult crossing guards and student school patrol leaders to help walkers and bikers cross busy streets. MnDOT has free, online training that you can implement or allow individuals to train on their schedules and obtain completion certificates for your records.