Brandon Valley School District Transportation Department


Transportation Registration and Notification of Ridership

2022-2023 School Year

Transportation arrangements MUST be made for all students using district transportation for the 2022-23 year.

July 5, 2022: Registration availability begins for ALL students needing district transportation even if purchase is not necessary

July 29, 2022: Deadline for transportation registration in order for the student to have transportation at the beginning of the Fall 2022-2023 academic year. Students may still be registered after this date, however they will not have transportation services available until October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022: First day of eligibility for students registered after the July 29, 2022 cutoff date


***Transportation registration is now on a full-year basis only, and cannot be purchased by semester***

In-District Open Enrolled students:

**KG-4th Grade students open enrolled out of their boundary school but within the district are not eligible for transportation**

Out-of-district Open Enrolled students:

Passes may be purchased for students open enrolled from outside of the Brandon Valley School District for $300 per student for a full year pass. In accordance with district policy, these students must be picked up and/or dropped off within BVSD district boundaries.

KG-12 students who reside less than 5 miles from their school of attendance:

Transportation registration can be purchased for $150 per student, with a family maximum of $350 for the school year.

Students who reside 5 or more miles from their school of attendance:

In accordance with state law, there is no fee for registration, however transportation must still be confirmed with the Transportation Department by calling 605-582-3514 or emailing

Purchase Options:

          - Check/Exact Cash: BVSD Transportation Office located at 812 E Redwood Blvd, Brandon, SD 57005

          - Debit/Credit Card: BVSD webmall at; Registration payments via debit/credit card are NOT available through the Transportation Office.

Physical Bus Passes:

Physical passes (plastic cards) will no longer be issued; student assignments are provided to the drivers of each route to ensure the loss or damage of a pass does not prevent a student's use of transportation.

Ridership Expectations:

It is critical that students and parents understand that district transportation is an extension of the school day; the same behavioral expectations that exist in the classroom and other district events apply on district transportation as well. The student handbook section for Transportation is linked below, but is most easily followed by simply following the LYNX Way traits:


Inappropriate or hazardous conduct on transportation can result in the temporary or permanent suspension of transportation privileges for the student(s) involved.

Bus Ridership Safety and Conduct

- When waiting for the bus, stay back away from the road until the bus has come to a complete stop before loading

- Exercise classroom appropriate behavior while riding the bus

- Stay in your seat at all times

- Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat

- Follow instructions given by the driver

- No food or beverages are allowed on district transportation vehicles

- Students are recommended to be present at their assigned stop at least 5 minutes prior to
the designated stop time to ensure the timeliness of the route. While stop
times are provided, these can have minimal fluctuations due to outside factors
such as traffic, construction and inclement weather

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we work through outstanding circumstances to deliver the best possible transportation experience for ALL BVSD students, families, and staff members.

Important Links:

BVSD Webmall - Purchase Passes Online
BVSD Student Handbook - Transportation Section