Transportation

The Transportation Department is staffed by professionals serving and supporting you and your children. Drivers and office staff are dedicated to the safe transportation of the students. The Transportation Department is responsible for coordinating and staffing bus routes throughout the district, teaching bus safety to students, registering students for school bus service and contracting for transportation with Positive Connections and Koch School Bus Company. 

Our goal is the safe daily journey of your student to and from school.

Contacts

Transportation Department (952) 556-6160 for daily riding pattern changes, requests for a bus stop change, concerns about bus safety.


Call the Bus Company when your child will not be riding the bus, lost and found items, if the bus is more than 5 minutes late.

Positive Connections (952) 361-0899
Koch School Bus Company Shakopee (952) 445-8129
Koch School Bus Company Waconia (952) 442-3370

2020-2021 Transportation Updates

This has been an extraordinary year. The district, and our entire community, is facing unprecedented challenges. However, our goal in transportation remains the same — to transport your child safely to and from school each day. 

Eastern Carver County Schools Transportation must be prepared to transition from one learning model (in-person or hybrid) to another within 24 hours in response to the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community or a sudden spike in cases. To allow for flexibility and to serve students, some school start and end times have been modified for the 2020-21 school year. This allows for enhanced efficiency in loading buses, the addition of more bus stops if social distancing is a concern, and time for additional cleaning of buses.

Whichever learning model your child’s school is in — In-person, Hybrid, or Distance Learning 2.0 — we want parents/guardians to plan now for transportation needs for each of your children. (Note: parents who have opted to enroll their child in the Online Learning Academy’s full-time distance learning model do not need to plan for transportation.)

Safety Practices & Protocols

MyStop App

MyStop is a web-based application to access live bus GPS information. Updated every 1 to 2 minutes, MyStop graphically displays the school bus’s location and the estimated time of arrival to a specific student’s bus stop.

How do I use MyStop?
Once you have registered your family and logged in, you will be able to select your children the drop-down menu. To access the system, follow the steps below.

Go to Campus Portal to find your family’s personal user name and password.

  • Campus Portal opens to the “Message Center” screen
  • Click on “Reports” then choose a student name in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Click on the student’s name and then choose “Bus Information” tab on the left
  • Your family’s NEW MyStop username and password is shown on the bottom of the Bus Information screen.
  • You will also find the link to the MyStop login landing page on this screen. (note: the MyStop page is titled Tyler’s Versatrans Onscreen”
  • You only need to complete this once per family.

 

mystop app example

The first day of school for the 2020-21 school year for grades K -12 is Tuesday, September  8. If your child requires other busing arrangements, please complete one of the following forms:

The Transportation Department will create bus schedules for the  school year based on your child’s home address, or an alternate address that you provide to us.  Bus information will be posted on Campus Portal, no letters will be sent to student homes.

If your Elementary or Middle School student has any schedule other than traveling to and from home and school, (i.e., shared custody or day care) you must complete the Elementary & Middle School Transportation Registration Form. This form needs to be filled out annually.  (You do NOT need to complete this form if your child will be picked up and dropped off at your home address each day.)

If you have a high school student in grades 10-12 who will need busing, you must complete the High School Transportation Registration Form if they intend to ride the school bus. Also please complete this form if your 9th grader has any schedule other than traveling to and from home and school, (i.e., shared custody). (You do NOT need to complete this form if your 9th grader will be picked up and dropped off at your home address each day.) This form needs to be filled out annually.

Transportation Form (English)

Transportation Form (Spanish)

Transportation Form (Somali)

Deliver forms to your child’s school, to the Welcome Center, or send it to the Transportation Department – Transportation@district112.org or fax: 952-556-6169.  Contact the Transportation Department at 952-556-6160, or transportation@district112.org,  with any questions.

Transportation Forms & FAQ

Contact


Call the Eastern Carver County Schools’ Transportation Department (952-556-6160) for the following:

Daily riding pattern changes | Request for a bus stop change | Concerns about bus safety

Corrie Schnur
Transportation Secretary
schnurc@district112.org
Rob Hagerstrom
Transportation Specialist
 
     
John Thomas
Transportation Manager
 
 

 

Call the Bus Company for the following:

When your child will not be riding the bus | Lost and found items | If the bus is more than 5 minutes late

Positive Connections Bus Company
Main office: 952-361-0899

Patty Reed, Manager
Mark Grover, Dispatcher
Joel Tomashek, Dispatcher
Bob Wolff, Safety Supervisor

Koch School Bus Company : Shakopee Office
Main office: 952-445-8129

Jennifer Christianson, Dispatcher/Operations
Brian Koch, Owner

 

   
Koch School Bus Company: Waconia Office
Main office: 952-442-3370

Chris Thole, Charter Dispatcher
Stacy Gilbert, Dispatcher
Brian Koch, Owner