Welcome to the Saint Paul Public Schools Department of Transportation
Families will receive a postcard in the mail with transportation information at the end of August. The postcard lists details about where and when to get on and off the bus. Please arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to pick up your child. Track the status of your child’s bus on our school’s website or the Bus Status app. If you believe your student is taking the bus but did not receive a postcard, please call Transportation at 651-696-9600 as soon as possible.
For your up-to-date bus pickup and dropoff times, please go to your Campus Parent account and click on the Transportation tab.
Saint Paul Public Schools provides transportation services to students who are attending Saint Paul Public Schools and programs or who are attending non-public and some charter schools that are located within the City of Saint Paul. Transportation is provided for students who meet eligibility requirements contained in the Board of Education Policy 707.00 Eligibility for Student Transportation.
Under Minnesota Statutes and Federal laws, the school district is required to provide specialized transportation services to students whose handicapped condition requires individualized transportation services.
Minnesota Statutes grant charter schools the option of requesting transportation service from the resident school district or providing transportation themselves and collecting aid directly from the State of Minnesota. The resident school district must provide transportation services within the school district boundaries if requested by the charter school. The resident school district is not required to provide transportation services for non-resident students attending charter schools located within the district boundaries.
SPPS provides transportation to approximately 32,000 students to/from school every school day.
Saint Paul Public Schools is comprised of the following programs:
- 32 Citywide elementary magnet and citywide option schools
- 31 Early Kindergarten programs for four-year-olds
- 16 Neighborhood schools
- 7 Middle Schools
- 8 Senior High Schools
- 37 Self-contained special education programs
- 6 out of district special education programs
- 1 K-12 Magnet school
- 6 Early Childhood Special Education programs
- 6 Alternative secondary schools
- 20 Community-based special education sites
- 56 Extended day Area Learning Center Program sites
- 6 Early Childhood Family Education Program sites
- The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf at Faribault, MN
- The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind at Faribault, MN
Field Trip Information
To request a field trip, go to fieldtriprequest.com or call 651-696-9600 for additional details.
If your family's information has changed over the summer, please go to spps.org/onestop
Transportation Department Address - 261 Chester St., St. Paul, 55107
Transportation Department Phone Number - 651-696-9600
Transportation Department Email - firstname.lastname@example.org