School transportation offered by FDL and NFDL School district is only available for students who meet specific criteria as outlined by the district. If you are currently using the public district busing for either NFDL or FDL, you do not need to re-register. Fond du Lac School District residents can contact Pupil Services/Transportation at the FDL School District, with any changes that may affect your busing since last year.
FDL School District residents eligible for busing MUST COMPLETE A BUSING CARD and return it to Fond du Lac School District, 72 W. 9th Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. Busing cards are available at SMSA by calling Carol Ellestad 920-322-8002.
North Fond du Lac School District residents call Connie at Friendship Learning Center 920-929-3757.
The bus routes are determined by the FDL district, and route information will be distributed via a new App called “My Stop”. This app also allows you, as a parent, to track the route(s) your child is on. You MUST register for this App in order to receive electronic updates regarding route information. To register for My Stop, please click here.
Transportation offered by FDL or NFDL is available to you in the following circumstances:
- Pupils Who Live Beyond the City Limits
Transportation is provided by school buses contracted through a private bus company. It shall be furnished to elementary students (K-5) whose residences are outside the city limits for the city of Fond du Lac and who live two (2) or more miles from the school they attend (home base school per the public school district). Secondary students (6-12) living in rural areas more than two miles away from their attendance area public school are eligible for transportation.
Students may be expected to walk up to one-half (1/2) mile from the home driveway to or from the bus stop. The maximum riding time shall not exceed 60 minutes.
Students who attend parochial schools and who reside outside the city limits will be transported only to the schools in their designated parochial attendance area.
- Special Consideration for Walking Route in Hazardous Areas
Students in Grades K4–5 who reside less than two (2) miles from school (home base school per the public school district) whose walking route to school constitutes a serious hazard to their safety shall be transported. Such areas shall be within the definition of hazardous as determined in cooperation with the Department of Public Instruction. The Sheriff’s Department shall be asked to assist the School District in determining if an area is hazardous. If the area to be considered is located within the city limits, the city police department shall make the determination. Please contact Wendy Burgess at FDL School District 920-906-6524 for a list of hazardous areas.
- K4 Student Considerations
K4 students are allowed to participate in the FDL Bus program. Due to the planning of routes, K4 has a few special circumstances.
- Fond du Lac School District will provide transportation for K4 students to school in the am and transportation home for students enrolled in the Enrichment Program who are released at 2:55 p.m.
- K4 students not enrolled in the Enrichment Program, who are released at 11:15 a.m., will not have bus transportation home.