Timely Transportation Reminders for the New Year
If your Kindergarten through 9th-grade student lives in an area that is eligible for transportation services, they will be automatically assigned to a bus route (10-12th grade students must register for transportation).
As always, transportation information will be mailed to families eligible for transportation services, Postcards containing busing information will be mailed between August 12-16.
Families new to the district are reminded to make sure their children are registered at their new school before contacting the transportation department with any questions.
If you have a student who needs transportation to/from daycare or is open enrolled and is in need of busing, please see below. These arrangements do not carry over from year to year and must be renewed.
Transportation eligibility is based on a student’s residing home address. The district provides transportation for elementary and middle school students whose residing home address is more than two miles from their designated attendance center and high school students whose residing home address is more than three miles away. To view maps of our non-bused areas, click the link that applies to your child’s attendance center.
School Bus Safety:
School bus safety is a shared responsibility among parents, students, and bus drivers. Please review and reinforce the bus safety guidelines with your students regularly.
Busing for eligible Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors 2021-22:
Eligible 9th grade students are automatically assigned to bus routes. Eligible 10th -12th Grade students are required to register for busing (by July 16, 2021). Once registered they will be assigned to a bus route. Busing information will be mailed to homes during the second week of August.
Riding a Bus Other than the Student’s Assigned Bus:
Prior approval is needed from the Transportation Department if a student wants to ride on a route to which they are not assigned.
Without prior approval from the Transportation Department, students attempting to ride a route to which they are not assigned will be sent to their assigned bus or the school office.
To obtain prior approval, the parent/guardian of the student wishing to ride on a bus other than their own must contact the Transportation Department at 319-447-3030.
Transportation to Daycare:
The transportation of K-8 students to daycare provider sites is provided as a courtesy by the Linn-Mar Community School District under the following conditions:
- The student must be eligible for transportation services based on the student’s primary home address.
- The daycare provider must be located in a bused area within the student’s attendance center boundary.
- There is an available seat on the corresponding bus.
- The bus will not change its route or make additional stops to deliver the daycare student.
- Daycare transportation will be limited to ONE location, Monday through Friday.
- Changes/requests must be received at least two weeks in advance of the anticipated start date.
Due to bus capacity levels and route boundaries, there is no guarantee of a seat for daycare transportation.
Transportation to daycare arrangements are not carried over from year-to-year. This authorization must be completed each school year.
Requests for Transportation for Open Enrolled Students (OE):
The Linn-Mar Community School District provides transportation to open enrolled students when the appropriate bus route has available seats. Open enrolled students are assigned to the closest existing route/stop to their home, if seats are available. The district will not create special stops or arrangements.
Transportation for open enrolled students does not carry over from year-to-year. Authorization must be obtained each school year.
To request open enrollment transportation, please call the transportation office at 319-447-3030.
Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose income falls below 160 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for transportation assistance.
Attendance Exception Requests (AER/in-district transfers) are not eligible for district provided transportation.
For More Information Contact:
Address: 490 62nd Street, Marion IA 52302