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Transportation Services

Transportation Services have been significantly altered due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All specific transportation questions should be directed to the ISD#535 Transportation Department at (507) 328-4260 for a complete list of options available to transport your child. 

The safety of our children is our number one priority. Independent School District #535 (ISD#535) Transportation Department provides bus services for all public and nonpublic schools in the city of Rochester.

Families living more than 1.25 miles from school for kindergarten through grade 5, 1.5 miles for grades 6 through 8, and 2 miles for grades 9-12 or inside the Rochester city limits have their bus transportation paid through ISD#535. Bus boundaries are established through ISD#535. (These guidelines are subject to change through ISD#535).

If you would like to receive important notifications from the ISD#535 Transportation Department (including notification of potential changes to stop times and stop locations), find out what school district your family is in for busing or review the location of your bus stop, click here.

Concerns or questions should be directed to ISD#535.

Jeff Kappers
ISD#535 Transportation Manager
(507) 328-4260

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