It’s that time of year again … school clothes and supplies, lunch tickets and sc and bus passes! Bus passes can be purchased at any time from now until the cut off date of August 8, 2018. Passes purchased after that date will result in your student(s) not being able to ride the school bus until September 6, 2018. Bus passes can be purchased at the Transportation Office located at 812 E. Redwood BLVD, Brandon, SD. Our office is open from 7:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., Monday—Friday. Also checks can be mailed to the Transportation Department made payable to Brandon Valley Schools or go online to our website at www.brandonvalleyschools.com and click on the webmall button. In addition, we will be holding an OPEN HOUSE on Monday, August 6, 2018 and Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. at the Transportation Department!
Do you have a problem remembering when 2nd semester bus passes are due? If your budget allows, bus passes can be purchased for the entire school year! We simply keep track of those students, reissue new passes and send them to their school during the Christmas break.
A note about winter weather. When roads are snow packed and slippery, our drivers main concern is getting your student(s) to school safely. As a result, some routes may get behind in their pick up times. However, we will never NOT pick up your student unless a bus cannot be driven down a particular road. In those cases, we will contact you as soon as possible and try to make other arrangements to pick up your student(s). Students using our transportation are NEVER counted late if they arrive at school late.
Students living five miles or more from their designated school will not be charged a fee as per state law. Students requesting transportation within 5 miles of their designated school will be required to purchase a bus pass. Bus passes are $75.00 per student, per semester. The semester maximum fee is $175.00 per family.
Open enrolled students who have a pickup and dropoff point out of their assigned attendance boundary, as per Board policy, will be charged $150.00 per semester, which does NOT apply to the family maximum. An open enrolled student who uses a pickup and dropoff point within the boundary of the school of attendance will be charged the regular fee of $75.00 per semester and will not be subject to the increased rate.
Bus passes can be purchased by using one of the following methods:
Stopping at the Transportation Department office anytime between 7:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. We are located at 812 E. Redwood BLVD, Brandon, SD. Checks or exact cash may be used. NO CREDIT CARDS.
Bus passes can also be purchased
online using a credit/debit card for a small fee. The Brandon Valley home page is located at: www.brandonvalleyschools.com and click on the
Checks and pickup and/or dropoff instructions can be mailed to: Brandon Valley Transportation, 812 E. Redwood BLVD, Brandon, SD 57005. Checks should be made payable to Brandon Valley Schools.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 605-582-3514 with any questions or concerns.