• 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 free 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.  Families are responsible to verify and confirm the assigned schools for their address.  If you need additional assistance, please contact the school district to determine the schools to which the property is zoned.  (Realtors and/or Builders may not have updated information for that address.) 

    Students who qualify for free transportation do not need to register. Bus assignments will be posted in Infinite Campus Parent Portal the week before school starts. 

    If the transportation zone information indicates you live in a “pay-to-ride zone,” you have the option to pay a transportation fee. Please register following the instructions below.

    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

  • How do I register for transportation? (Pay-to-ride)

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

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

  • What if I am a new student?

  • How were the Safety Zones created?

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.