• School buses

    At Lakeville Area Schools, our goal is to get students safely to and from school each day.

    We contract for bus service in partnership with Schmitty and Sons Bus Company, which includes coordinating school bus routes, registering students for school bus service, and transporting over 9,000 students twice every school day.

    Lakeville Area Schools provides transportation for special education students, and regular education students who qualify, which includes:

    • K-5 students to students who live 0.8 miles or more from their elementary school
    • 6-12 students who live 2 miles or more from their secondary school
    • Students who live in a designated safety zone

    Transportation zones can be found by using the Attendance Area Finder. Please note, the distance is measured by the District GIS system (not Google, Mapquest, etc.) based on the shortest possible route from the intersection of where the buses turn into the school to the farthest edge of a property line.

Transportation FAQs

  • Do I need to register for transportation?

  • Where can I find my student's school bus route information?

  • Who qualifies for bus transportation and why isn't everyone provided a school bus?

  • What if my child attends daycare before and/or after school?

  • What if I am a new student?

  • How were the Safety Zones created?

  • Pay-to-Ride Bus Option Eliminated
    Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the 'pay-to-ride' bus option will be eliminated. This means families living in walker zones will no longer have the option to apply or pay to receive bus transportation to and from school. This decision was made as part of the budget reduction plan that was finalized by the Board of Education on April 11. 

Call Schmitty and Sons Bus Company

  • Main Dispatch:
    22750 Pillsbury Avenue
    Lakeville, MN 55044

    Most questions regarding Lakeville Area Schools bus service should be addressed directly to Schmitty & Sons Bus Co.