Transportation

Providing safe and efficient transportation of students to and from school.

The White Bear Lake Area Schools Transportation Department serves over 3400 bus stop locations within our 45 square mile district community each day.

2021-22 Busing information

For the 2021-22 school year, aside from the exceptions listed below, all general education students will automatically be assigned to a bus route. A transportation form is only required for those students who are attending WBLAHS - South Campus or ALC (form for both schools is here, Spanish version is here) or for those who are attending a daycare within the district (form is here). 

If you have moved over the past year, please make sure that you email transportation at transportation@isd624.org with your new address to ensure we are routing your students to and from the correct address.

Busing information will be posted on the students' Parent Portal by August 30, 2021. Families of Early Childhood or SpEd students will receive an email or phone call with their student's busing information. 

As of right now, per CDC and TSA requirements and recommendations, everyone using public transportation is required to wear a mask, which includes students on buses.  We will continue to monitor this and continue to communicate with families on any upcoming changes.

If you have any questions in regards to these topics, please email transportation@isd624.org.

Transportation Department Contacts

WBLAS Transportation (Buses Numbered 1-99)

Dispatch Office:
651-653-2734 (office)
651-653-2756 (fax)
email: transportation@isd624.org

Mike Turitto, Transportation Coordinator        
District Center    
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651-407-7570 (office)

 Router
651-653-2737 (office)

Contracted Transportation (Buses Numbered 100-199)

First Student
2331 Leibel Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-9080 (office)
Fax: 651-407-9083
www.firststudentinc.com

Driver Concerns:

If you have a driver concern, please contact the bus company.

  • Buses Numbered 1-99 - contact WBLAS at 651-407-7538.

  • Buses Numbered 100-199 - contact First Student at 651-407-9080.

If you are not sure who to contact, please call the Transportation Department at 651-407-7538.

Bus Safety

FAQs

  

Boundaries

The Walk Boundary distances are calculated from our computerized routing software. Distances are measured from the edge of the school to the end of the student's driveway along the path a student could actually walk.

  • Grades K-2 - 1/2 mile
  • Grades 3-5 - 3/4 mile
  • Grades 6-12 - 1 mile

Busing boundaries are limited to the school attendance areas for all regular education students.

Matoska International IB World School
Matoska International is a K-5 choice school open to students throughout the district. The District provides transportation from any point in the school district for students enrolled at this school.

High School Campuses

  • White Bear Lake Area High School - North Campus (serving grades 9-10)
  • White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus (serving grades 11-12)
  • White Bear Lake Area Learning Center (serving grades 9-12)

The District provides transportation from any point in the school district for students enrolled at these schools.