Busing & Transportation
SHPA is pleased to offer bus transportation to all eligible students within our geographic transportation plan.
New students needing to ride the bus to and from school must register to use our transportation service. Forms will be available June 19 through July 14, 2017. Forms are required for each student. Families who submit forms after the deadline should plan to make transportation arrangements the first 2 weeks of school and we will try to accommodate your request by Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
We work together as a community to make transportation safety our first priority. SHPA transports students to the school through its current busing model with fee based for families who reside outside the resident district boundaries of either campus. In this way, we maximize student access through pickup and drop-off points along route perimeters.
We remind all families that riding the bus is a privilege. Poor student behavior on the bus poses dangers to all children by distracting the driver from the task of safely transporting children to and from school. To that end, SHPA has strict bus procedures that all students must follow. Both parents and students are asked to sign a covenant to abide by these rules, which is kept on file in the school office. This is found in the Parent/Student handbook. Students sit in assigned seats on the bus and are expected to share seating space with other students. Seating charts are issued to assist the driver to identify every student. Bus misbehavior issues are addressed as they arise by involving both parents and students in resolving problems.
Parents wishing to transport their children to and from school by car are welcome to do so. Please review this policy as found in our Parent-Student Handbook.
BUSING UPDATE: OUT OF DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION RATES FOR 2017-2018
We believe in the value of providing bus services for students living outside of our resident districts, but as we grow we need the help of families using these services to continue them. For the 2017 – 2018 school year, we will continue to provide hub stop bus service to students living outside our district boundaries. However, we must now charge a fee to ride the bus from these locations. The annual fee will be $250 per child with a $500 maximum per family. Families eligible for free lunch will be charged on a sliding scale. Please see the letter to families below for more information.
Busing Application and Change of Address Form
For those seeking bus transportation for their children to school, all families, new and returning, must complete a bus registration form for each student attending SHPA. Forms are available June 19 through July 14, 2017. Please use the comments field on the form for additional information. Any forms submitted after the deadline should make alternative arrangements the first 2 weeks of school and we will work with the bus company to have your request in place by Sept. 18, 2017.
Please note that there are separate forms for each of our two school buildings; be sure to fill out the correct form for the correct building.
- Please fill out a bus application if there are any changes to: address, new daycare or change in frequency (days of the week).
- Please call the appropriate contact person if you are signed up for busing and are no longer using it. It helps expedite busing, especially the morning routes.
- SHPA buses students from the public school districts of Bloomington, Richfield, Burnsville & S. Mpls.
- Applications are only accepted electronically.
- After submission of the form, you will see “Thank you” at the top of the page. That ensures the form was submitted properly.
Once you have completed your Busing Application, please click here to pay the busing fee.
Transportation Information and Downloads
Pick-up and drop off procedures for both campuses and the Bloomington transition bus will be posted closer to the school year. The Transition Bus will continue to pick up at Door 11 at the Bloomington Campus and is only intended for families with students at both the Bloomington and Richfield Campuses.