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. Home/school cooperation is important in providing safe, efficient transportation for all students.
We are asking all parents/guardians that have the means to transport their students to school to please help and do so for the 2020-21 school year. If you have no other option for your students to get to/from school and will need yellow bus transportation, you must request busing through your student's school secretary. Please note we need at least two school day's notice to complete your bus request.
Prigge’s phone number is 459-2961.
The Sheboygan Area School District and the City of Sheboygan are pleased to announce that starting July 1, 2018, all District students will be able to ride city buses for free. On June 22, 2018, the Board of Education approved a contract with the City that greatly increases student access to transportation.
The contract will enable the District to provide transportation for more students to and from school using city buses. In addition, all students may ride the bus for any reason for free, such as to go to work, visit the public library, or access programming at other District schools.
For more information on student fares, routes, trip planning, and service information, please visit www.shorelinemetro.com. Shoreline Metro's phone number is 459-3281.
Please be aware that Shoreline Metro is currently limiting the number of riders on buses due to COVID-19 restrictions. Starting August 31st, Shoreline Metro will be increasing ridership to 30 riders per bus. View most up to date information here: http://shorelinemetro.com/wp-c...
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.
Use the school locator tool to determine the attendance area for your home address. Pupils are eligible for bus transportation by the school district if:
Based on this policy, there is no bus transportation to Cooper, Grant, Jefferson, and Wilson Elementary Schools. Cleveland, Jackson, & 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.
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.
Face mask is required.
Do listen and obey the driver's instructions.
Sit down as soon as possible and remain seated while the bus is moving. Must remain in assigned seat.
Do not eat or drink or leave trash on the seats or floor.
Do not use offensive language, yell, fight, or roughhouse.
Do not put your hands or anything else out the window.
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 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.
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, their may be more group stops or a further walk to/from stop location.
Please contact your school office for permanent address changes.
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 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.
Parents may seek special permission for their child to attend a school of their choice, however no transportation will be provided in those cases.
Due to COVID-19 related capacity on our buses and the continued bus driver shortage, we are denying all applications submitted at this time for the 2020-21 school year.