Sheboygan Area School District provides yellow school bus transportation to students that live within eligible transportation boundaries within the district. For the safety of themselves and others, it is important that students observe the bus rules. Parents are encouraged to review safe bus conduct with students and to contact school officials about any problems with school bus transportation.
If you need to add busing, make a change, or no longer need transportation, please contact your School Secretary.
If your student is not riding today or has lost an item on the bus please call Prigge’s at 920-459-2961
Use the school locator tool to determine the attendance area for your home address. Pupils are eligible for yellow bus transportation by the school district if:
Based on this policy, there is no yellow bus transportation to Cooper, Grant, Jefferson, and Wilson Elementary Schools. Cleveland and Lincoln-Erdman Elementary Schools are all bus eligible.
Special Education Pupil Eligibility is based on physical, mental, emotional, and learning disabled attending special classes. Transportation will be provided if determined by assessment of a student's multi-disciplinary individual educational plan team. Students who attend an Exceptional Education Needs (EEN) Program at a school that is not his/her attendance area may receive transportation. Programs are located in schools around the school district where a room may be available.
The English Language Learners (EL) Program has center schools that provide services for identified students. Students in the EL program that live outside the center school boundaries may have bussing available.
Students of the Sheboygan Area School District are ineligible for bus transportation by the School District if:
1. Live within a pre-determined Walk Zone for grade K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
2. Distance shall be measured from the closest pedestrian entry point of the property where the student resides to the closest pedestrian entry point of the assigned school building. The pedestrian entry point of the residence shall be where private property meets the public right-of-way. The district shall determine the shortest pedestrian route whether or not it is accessible to motor vehicle traffic.
3. Grade K-5 that live within the 1-mile Walk Zone that is not conditions of unusual hazard in the judgment of the Board of Education, per the recommendation of the Hazardous Review Board.
4. Grade 6-8 that live within the 2-mile Walk Zone that is not conditions of unusual hazard in the judgment of the Board of Education, per the recommendation of the Hazardous Review Board.
5. Grade 9-12 that live within the 4-mile Walk Zone that is not conditions of unusual hazard in the judgment of the Board of Education, per the recommendation of the Hazardous Review Board.
Elementary Walk Zone Maps
Jackson Elementary School Walk Zone Map
James Madison Elementary School Walk Zone Map
Longfellow Elementary School Walk Zone Map
Pigeon River Elementary School Walk Zone Map
Sheridan Elementary School Walk Zone Map
Middle School Walk Zone Maps
Farnsworth Middle School Walk Zone Map
Horace Mann Middle School Walk Zone Map
Urban Middle School Walk Zone Map
High School Walk Zone Maps
North High School Walk Zone Map
South High School Walk Zone Map
Only one pick-up point and one drop-off point per student is permitted. Pick-up and/or drop-off point may be a home or daycare within the school boundary. A bus stop location may be up to a half mile walking distance from home/daycare. In order to shorten the time on the bus, there may be more group stops or a further walk to/from stop location.
Please contact your school office for permanent address changes.
Any student who lives within the Sheboygan Area School District has the opportunity to apply to attend any of the district schools through our School Choice enrollment process.
How does school choice affect transportation services?
No transportation will be provided. School Choice Applications are approved with the understanding that the parent/guardian is responsible for transportation and the child will remain at the school requested for the entire year.
For all school bus riders, the parent/guardian is responsible for contacting Prigge's Bus Company in the event your child will not be riding the bus on any given day (due to illness, vacation, doctor appointment, etc.)
Prigge's phone number is 920-459-2961.
If your child does not ride the bus for three consecutive days, and you have not contacted the bus company during that time, transportation will be terminated. You will need to contact your child’s school secretary to reinstate transportation, which will go into effect a minimum of two (2) working days after you contact the secretary.
Parents are expected to provide other transportation to school for students suspended from the privilege of bus use due to misconduct.
1. Cooperate with the driver and bus aid at all times.
2. Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
3. No eating or drinking on the bus.
4. No screaming, loud talk, or bad language.
5. No hanging out, reaching out, or putting anything out of bus windows.
6. Respect rights and property of others.
If walking or waiting in the street, walk single file, please face traffic and stay as close to the edge of the road as possible. Be at the bus stop early.
Stay back at least 15 feet and wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
Always cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus. Stop, look left, right, and left again if crossing a street.
Stay away from the bus if you drop or forget something. (The bus driver cannot see a person if they are too close to the front of the bus.) Never crawl under a school bus.
Avoid waiting in a house or car as the driver needs to see the child while driving down the street.
WI DOT website has additional safety materials: Education for School Bus Drivers and Riders
If your child leaves an item on the bus, please directly contact Prigge Bus Company at 920.459.2961. Please provide a description of what was left on the bus. The dispatcher will then check with the driver and advise if the item was found and how to reclaim it.
Updated August 3, 2023
In partnership with the Sheboygan Area School District, Shoreline Metro offers a free ride program for students actively enrolled and attending a school within the district and the public transit system service area. The program began with the 2018-2019 school year. Students are able to use Shoreline Metro during all hours of service and any route for any purpose including school, work, social activities and appointments. Students simply show the driver the special bus pass when boarding to receive the free ride (middle school and high school students only). Faculty and staff are also permitted to use this program by showing proper ID when boarding the bus. Elementary students do not need a pass.
Both passes are good for service during all regular service days and hours on any Shoreline Metro route (except the seasonal Trolley route).
Download and view the Shoreline Metro Student Bus Pass Program linked below. The program is an all-in-one resource guide that provides program details, teaches you how to set up the app and access the free bus pass, and outlines Shoreline Metro services and route information. We have made it simple to access all this information in one convenient location. Student IDs are no longer permitted.
Watch a how-to video on the Hotspot App and riding the bus basics.
NOTE: Tripper service to private or non-SASD schools and destinations will not be available on days when SASD schools are not in session. Routes subject to change based on customer requests
Students can be denied services under Shoreline Metro's Conduct Policy and Exclusion Policy. Shoreline Metro works with SASD to resolve students conduct issues, but if conduct becomes a concern for other passengers, suspending use of Shoreline Metro may be necessary. Please visit their website for more information on this and all Shoreline Metro policies.
For more information on student fares, routes, trip planning, and service information, please visit https://shorelinemetro.com/fares/sasd-students/. Shoreline Metro's phone number is 920-459-3281.
What Prigge Offers:
How to apply: Apply in person Monday-Friday from 7am until 3pm at Prigge's School Bus Service. They are located at 1139 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sheboygan in the old CNW train station in the south end. Enter the parking lot west of the depot and look for glass doors in the middle section of the building. Questions? Call 920-459-2961 or visit www.priggebus.com.
*Prigge’s School Bus Service is a contractor of Sheboygan Area School District. All employment related matters are at the solo discretion of Prigge’s School Bus Service.