Bus routes for the 2022-23 school year will be available by August 15.
Student Transportation of America provides bus transportation for LOSD. Our bus drivers look forward to getting to know your child and being a part of their fantastic school experience. You will see them on the road practicing their routes for the next few weeks.
Walking zones. Students who live farther than 1 mile from their resident elementary school and 1.5 miles away from their resident middle or high school are eligible for transportation services. However, typically service is provided closer to avoid walkers and bikers crossing major thoroughfares.
Bus registration is not necessary. Routes and access points -- or what most call bus stops -- are designed based on historical patterns and current student residences. Ridership in LOSD fluctuates considerably during the first few weeks of school and between mornings and afternoons throughout the year. If ridership requires rebalancing, STA will adjust routes and possibly add more buses once more drivers come on board.
Help prepare your child to ride the bus. Select the access point(s) that works best for your family.
- Visit your access point before school starts to familiarize your child with their stop.
- Look for visual clues to help them identify when it is time to get off the bus.
- Students in grades K-2 will be given luggage tags on their backpacks to help school staff, drivers, and students remember their routes and stops.
Kindergarteners need an adult to greet them off the bus. Bus drivers are obligated to return unattended kindergarteners to school for safekeeping. Please be sure to be at your child’s stop ahead of time to help keep the bus moving for all onboard.
Students in the PreK program require parent/guardian transportation. The program starts and ends 30 minutes later than the rest of the school, and PreK students are not eligible to ride the school bus unattended.