The Mandan Public School District was reorganized in 1969. Following reorganization, the transportation of rural students began in September of that year with eight buses. From a small beginning the system has grown to 25 routes (rural, city & special education) transporting approximately 1800 students and traveling close to 1750 miles each day. At the present time there is no charge for transportation.
Our goal is "to transport all students, a very precious cargo, in a safe, quiet, and enjoyable manner to and from school and school related activities."
In order to accomplish this, the cooperation of students and parents is important. The school bus is an extension of the classroom. The driver is entitled to the same respect as given a classroom teacher. Consequences for misbehavior may include, but are not limited to, a change in seat assignment, written warning, and/or suspension from the school bus. (See student/parent handbook)
Riding the bus is a privilege. A child is not required to ride a bus to and from school. Parents have the option to choose another mode of transportation for their child/children.
Each student wishing to ride a school bus must be registered for that service on an annual basis. Registration forms for the coming school year will be distributed on each school bus during the middle part of April each year. They are to be returned to the driver or the district office within five days. New students or those not riding a bus may register at the Central Office or at the school they attend. These registrations are due no later than July 15, to ensure a ride on the first day of school.
- Inclement Weather: Should school be closed an announcement will be made by approximately 6:00 A.M.
You will receive the information as follows:
- Television, radio, and the school website.
- The Instant Alert System - providing you have set up your profile on the Instant Alert System. (IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE THIS go to the main page of the Mandan Public School website and click on the Instant Alert icon. You will then have to register as a parent. After registering you will be able to choose who in your family will be notified and by whatever means you wish.)