When should I call Transportation? (320) 286-4100 ext.1005
If your student will NOT be riding the bus that day:
Please call as soon as possible prior to their pickup time. The message can be left on voice mail at any time. Per policy, bus drivers are not able to use cellphones while on their bus routes, all messages will be relayed by the Transportation Department dispatcher via two-way radio.
To contact Cokato Transportation (Cokato area buses), please call 320-286-5315 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are new to the district:
To complete a Request for Transportation form. You may also stop in the District Office at the west end of the high school (7:00 AM - 4:30 PM).
About DC Schools Transportation
Cokato area students are transported by Cokato Transportation (contracted by the District), and Dassel area students are transported by District owned/operated buses. Special needs students are transported primarily by district-owned/operated vans and/or lift bus when necessary.
On a daily basis, DC buses run their regular rural routes, pick up in-town hazard stops and proceed to the elementary schools to unload the elementary students. The buses then proceed to the middle and high schools. The reverse is true at the end of the day. High School and middle school students are picked up first. Buses then proceed to the elementary schools, (MS/HS students in the walking zones disembark) to pick up rural and hazard-stop elementary children and proceed on the evening routes.
Students will not be allowed to switch buses at the elementary schools unless they are designated to do so.
Student transportation is coordinated through the District Office in accordance with District Policy # 707 - Transportation of Public School Students. Please call 286-4100 with any questions you may have.
Related School Board Policies:
708 - Transportation of Nonpublic School Students
709 - Student Transportation Safety Policy
710 - Extracurricular Transportation