Bus Schedules

Jeff Wendel, Transportation Coordinator
2990 80th St. E.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
p: 651-306-7095
f: 651-306-7096

Safeway Bus Company:651-451-1375

Students in kindergarten through tenth grade will receive school bus safety instruction during the first week of school.All students must demonstrate competency in at least seven basic areas of bus safety. Students in kindergarten through third grade must demonstrate competency by the end of the third week of school, and students in grades four through ten by the end of the sixth week of school.

Parents should also be familiar with school district rules and policies regarding transportation and should help to make sure their children understand them. Parents are encouraged to monitor bus stops and communicate any safety concerns to school administrators.

Routes are subject to change.

Hilltop Elementary School Routes AM & PM
Salem HillsElementary School Routes AM & PM 
Pine Bend  Elementary School Routes AM & PM
Atheneum Bus Routes PM
IGHMS/Simley Routes AM & PM

Riding the School Bus is a Privilege

Transportation safety guidelines are established to help ensure the safest ride possible for your student on the school bus. Riding the school bus is a privilege. Each student extended this privilege has a right to a safe, non-coercive environment on the school bus while riding to and from school or related events. Each student has the responsibility to follow the direction of the driver and established safety guidelines. Failure to do so adversely affects the safety of all other passengers and will result in action being taken. This action may include but is not limited to assigned seats, detention, and/or suspension of riding privileges.

The school bus driver has sole responsibility for the safety of his or her passengers and the condition of his or her vehicle. With this, the driver is given the authority and responsibility to enforce the safety guidelines as established byInver Grove HeightsCommunity Schoolsand Safeway Bus Company. Each driver is required to maintain a Commercial Driver’s License and receives training in driving skills, student management, and emergency procedures.

Printed below are the safety guidelines and consequences established byInver Grove HeightsCommunity Schoolsand Safeway Bus Company.Any questions or comments can be directed to your building principal, Safeway Bus Company at 651-451-1375, or the Transportation Office at 651-306-7095.

School District 199/Safeway Bus Company Safety Guidelines

At the bus stop:

  • Get to the bus stop five minutes before your scheduled pick-up time. The school bus driver usually cannot wait for late students.
  • Respect the property of others while waiting at your stop.
  • Keep your arms, legs, and belongings to yourself.
  • Use appropriate language.
  • Stay away from the street, road, or highway while waiting for the bus. Wait until the bus stops before approaching the bus.
  • After getting off the bus, move away from the bus.
  • If you must cross the street, always cross in front of the bus where the driver can see you. Wait for the driver to signal before you cross the street.
  • No fighting, harassment, intimidation, or horseplay.
  • No use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

On the bus:

  • Immediately follow the direction of the driver.
  • Sit in your own seat, facing forward.
  • Talk quietly and use appropriate language.
  • Keep all parts of your body in the bus.
  • Keep your arms, legs, and belongings to yourself.
  • No fighting, harassment, intimidation, or horseplay.
  • Do not throw any objects.
  • No eating, drinking, or use of tobacco or drugs.
  • Do not bring any weapons, cigarette lighters, or other dangerous objects on the bus.
  • Do not damage the bus.


  • Verbal warning, seat re-assignment.
  • First referral: Conduct report issued, parent notified, possible detention.
  • Second referral: Conduct report issued, parent notified, possible detention and/or one to five (1-5) day suspension from bus.
  • Third referral: Conduct report issued, parent notified, possible suspension of riding privileges for up to full school year. Conference may be scheduled with parent, administrative representative, and transportation representative.

The following are examples of serious behaviors which may result in an automatic suspension of riding privileges for the full school year.

  • Use of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs; fighting, hitting, biting, or spitting.
  • Threat, harm, or harassment of any person(s) on the school bus.
  • Possession or use of any dangerous objects (knives, guns, lighters, etc.)
  • Vandalism to bus.
  • Defying the bus driver.
  • Unauthorized exit from any emergency exit.
  • Throwing articles in and out of the school bus.
  • Body parts hanging out the window.
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