Robbinsdale Area Schools is moving to an opt-in transportation system starting in fall of the 2022-23 school year to help ensure the most efficient routing of buses.
All families with students enrolled in Robbinsdale Area Schools must fill out a bus transportation form for the 2022-23 school year. This form must be completed for each student by May 20, 2022.
If you need transportation, it is very important that you fill out a form as this is how we route buses. Even if you do not need transportation, we need you to complete the form for each student and select no to the question: “Does this student need bus transportation?”
Moving forward, all families will need to fill out this form every year, whether or not their student(s) used bus transportation the previous year. If your situation changes, families will be able to make changes to the opt-in form at any time by contacting our Transportation Department at Transportation@rdale.org.
We are committed to providing a safe experience for students who ride district school buses.
Your students day begins with their journey to school. School bus schedule information is regularly mailed to families in the Robbinsdale Area School district before the first day of school. Eligible students in grades K-12 receive a postcard with the student's bus number, pick-up location and pick-up/drop-off times. If your student gets on a bus at a location other than his or her home address (such as a daycare location), you need to inform your student's school so arrangements can be made for bus transportation.
The district is responsible for students who are riding the bus. If you do not receive a card in the mail before the first day of school, 1) you live within the walk zone of your attendance area school, 2) your child is attending a school in the district that is outside of your attendance area and is not a magnet school, or 3) you have a high school student who travels to and from school via independent means and you have opted out of district transportation. Only students who are eligible for bus transportation to the school they are attending will be able to ride the bus to that school.
Transportation information is also available on Infinite Campus. Click here to access or sign up for Infinite Campus.
Click here to view a brief tutorial video on how to view your student's transportation information in your parent portal account.
For late buses and lost items call Durham Transportation: 763-504-8105.
For students who ride buses contracted by Garner Transportation: 612-300-5024, select option 2.
For students who receive special education transportation services call:
- CST: 612-808-8868 (Van # 106-114)
- SAFETREE: 763-316-6432 (Van # S-21 - S-31)
- e-FFICIENT: 763-251-8100 (Van # E-01 - E-12)
- Integrated: 651-217-8109 Ext. 1 (Van # I-43 - I-64)
To update your address or childcare provider, please call our Enrollment Center at 763-504-8080.
For any additional questions please email: Transportation@rdale.org.
School bus drivers are in high demand, and Robbinsdale Area Schools works with a company called Durham School Services for its student-transportation needs.
Positions offer competitive wages, often come with signing bonuses, and training is paid for by Durham.
If you're interested in becoming a school bus driver, please visit Durham's company website.