We have 37 routes in the Valley and 2 routes based at Lake Tahoe and transport approximately 3,200 students to and from school each day.
We provide transportation to District students in any grade level who live more than ONE MILE from their school of attendance. The shortest, safest, and most convenient walking path shall measure distance from school. Students with a disability related need specified in their IEP may be transported regardless of their distance from school.
To find your school bus route / stop your student will ride:
Click on the link to the Bus route in the area you live in. IE: Minden and type your address in the search box in the upper left corner of the map to locate the closest bus stop.
You may need to zoom out on the map to find the nearest bus stop.
Call the Transportation department at 775-782-5194
Office Hours: M-F | 6am-5pm
About Our Routes
We have established residential stops within attendance areas. We also stop at daycare/ learning centers within the attendance boundaries of the elementary schools. Daycare/ learning centers are considered residential stops. We do not stop at businesses, only residential.
All roads, to include dirt or gravel roads, must be maintained by Douglas County or General Improvement Districts, to qualify for bus service. We may end service on any road if conditions of the road could cause safety concerns for the students and drivers or cause damage to District buses. In the event hazardous conditions exist, alternate stops may be used on days that buses are unable to make regular stops. The Transportation Department will attempt to inform parents by telephone, television, radio announcements, or District website regarding the time and location of alternate stops if they are to be used.
We maintain an excellent fleet of buses that are inspected by the Nevada Highway Patrol twice a year. Our Transportation's Vehicle Maintenance staff provides regular maintenance of buses and keeps them in top working condition.
Snow Day Information
In the event of inclement weather, DCSD's first consideration is the safety of our students.
It may become necessary for us to cancel school, delay pickup times by one or two hours, or pick up students at specific stops for Lake Tahoe Schools (called Main Stops).
This decision will be made no later than 6:00AM, and our website and Facebook page will display this information by 6:30AM.
You will also receive an auto-dialer message informing you of school closures or delays, providing we have your correct phone numbers. You can check that by logging into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account and checking your contact preferences and phone numbers.
Local radio and TV stations will also announce school closures or delays.