Fond du Lac & North Fond du Lac School District

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. Contact Wendy Burgess, FDL School District, (920) 906-6524 with any changes that may affect your busing since last year.  

If you are eligible for busing for the following year, you 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.

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.  

Click here to view a list of streets deemed “hazardous”.

  1. 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.  

  1. K4 AM will NOT have bus transportation at the end of the AM session.
  2. K4 PM will ONLY have pick-up for students in the above mentioned “Hazardous Areas”
  3. K4 PM will run at the end of the day for all K4 classes.