Transportation Information - Regular Education (Harlow's Buses)

  • Busing: Bismarck Public Schools provides transportation for all elementary students living within the BPS district boundaries. Students must live inside the attendance boundary for and live ½ mile or more from the school in their boundary area to be eligible for busing.

    Transportation is also provided to students who are within the BPS school district boundaries and who live more than one mile from any Middle or High School. Students must live inside the attendance boundary of the school and live 1 mile or more from the school in their boundary to be eligible for busing.

    Home-to-school distances will be determined by routing software that the Bismarck Public Schools uses.

    Not Riding Today: Parents are expected to notify Harlow’s any day the student does not ride the bus. Please text 701-354-2625, call 701-224-1767, or email bismarckroutes@goharlows.com and leave a message including your student's name and bus number.

    When a student does not ride the bus for five consecutive days and no notice has been made to contact Harlow’s regarding the absence, the student's name will be removed from the database and he/she will be considered a nonrider.

    To request bus service for a student after he or she has been removed from the list, the parent must go back through the registration process.

Transportation Information - Special Education & Early Childhood Education (BPS Buses)

  • Special Needs & Head Start: Transportation is provided by BPS for special needs students as assigned by the Special Education Department as well as eligible Head Start students assigned by the Early Childhood Education Program.

    Not Riding Today: Parents are expected to notify the Transportation Department at 323-4500 or email bpstransportation@bismarckschools.org any day the student does not ride the bus. Please leave a message including your student's name and bus number.

    When a student is a “No Show” for two (2) consecutive days and no notice has been made to the Transportation Department regarding the absence, the bus will not stop again until the student's parent/guardian calls and requests that busing be started again.