Sheboygan Area School District Transportation

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.

If you need to add busing, make a change or no longer need transportation, please contact your school secretary to start the process. If your child attends Early Learning Center, please contact your child’s teacher. For bus changes, please contact the Early Learning Center Office at 920-459-4330.

Approximate bus pick up and drop off times are available at https://www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/families/transportation/bus-routes .

Prigge’s phone number is 920-459-2961 to let them know your child is not riding or to locate items left on the bus.

Updated August 24, 2022

Program Overview

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.

  • SASD middle school and high school students for the 2022-2023 school year, students are now required to have one of two passes in order to use Shoreline Metro for the Free Rides program sponsored by the Sheboygan Area School District. No other forms of ID will be valid for this program.
  • For students with a smartphone: They must download the HotSpot Parking app from the app store and follow instructions on setting up an account. They will have access to a digital bus pass that is stored on their smartphone (in the app).
  • For students without a smartphone: They must obtain a voucher from their middle or high school office. The voucher is then redeemed at the Shoreline Metro Customer Service Office located at the Shoreline Metro Transfer Station. Authorized students will then receive a Student Bus Pass good for the current school year. Students may be asked for their school ID as well

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. Students must have Student Bus Pass by October 3, 2022.

Shoreline Metro Student Bus Pass Program Guide

  • SASD elementary school students will not be required to show an ID. Elementary students will simply be allowed to board any fixed route city bus at no cost.
  • Shoreline Metro Elementary Trippers Route provides busing from pre-arranged stops, including area daycares, directly to Elementary Schools. Service is provided in the morning and afternoon. Service is provided to the north and south sides of Sheboygan. Only students in Kindergarten through fifth grade are assigned to a Tripper Route and may be on board the Tripper Route. If you would like to sign up your student for the Shoreline Metro Tripper service or have additional questions please contact Shoreline Metro directly by phone at 920-459-3281 or by email at contact@Shorelinemetro.com.

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.

  • SASD staff members will also be required to show a digital bus pass to qualify for the free fare.
  • GPS Bus Tracker Customers may view and track their bus on any of Shoreline Metro’s routes in real-time with the Bus Tracker. Using a web browser, go to https://transit.unitegps.com/sm.

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.


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:

  1. They are in grades 9-12, live outside the corporate limits of the City of Sheboygan, and live more than two miles from their assigned school. Private school students, in addition to the above regulations, must reside within the "attendance area" of the school they attend to receive transportation.
  2. They are in grades K-5 or 6-8, live outside the corporate limits of the City of Sheboygan, and live more than two miles from school, or less than two miles where there are conditions of unusual health hazard in the judgment of the Board of Education, per recommendation of the Hazardous Review Board. Private school students, in addition to the above regulations, must reside within the "attendance area" of the school they attend to receive transportation.
  3. They are physically, mentally, emotionally, or learning disabled children in special classes, where transportation has been recommended by a multi-disciplinary team or qualified physician.
  4. They are in grades 9-12, live within the corporate limits of the City of Sheboygan, and live more than four miles from their assigned school. Private school students, in addition to the above regulations, must reside within the "attendance area" of the school they attend to receive transportation.
  5. They are in grades K-5 or 6-8, live within the corporate limits of the City of Sheboygan, and live more than four miles from school, or less than four miles where there are conditions of unusual health hazard in the judgment of the Board of Education, per recommendation of the Hazardous Review Board. Private school students, in addition to the above regulations, must reside within the "attendance area" of the school they attend to receive transportation.
  6. They are assigned, at school district discretion, to a different attendance center for an educational program appropriate to his or her special needs.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Good Driving Record and No OWI or Felonies.
  • 4 years of experience driving ANY vehicle.
  • Age 21 or older
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


What Prigge Offers:

  • ​Starting Pay of $19.00 per hour!
  • $1000 sign on bonus for new drivers!
  • Child Ride Along on your route
  • Paid Courses/Training- NO COST TO YOU!
  • Part Time Flexible Hours/Flexible Days
  • Evening or Weekend Sports Charters
  • Paid Physical and Commercial License Costs
  • Bonus Plan if eligible

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.

How does school choice affect transportation services?

Parents may seek special permission for their child to attend a school of their choice, however no transportation will be provided in those cases.



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What are the Bus Pick-Up and Drop-Off times for the 2021-2022 school year?

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