Bus Garage – (608) 582-2346
Matt Wenthe – Transportation Director – (608) 582-4657 ext. 1905
Shirley Gingrich – Director of Support Services Secretary – (608) 582-4657 ext. 1904
Darrel Sveen – Transportation Manager – (608) 582-2346 (Bus Garage)
February 1, 2019 - Kudos to Darrell Sveen, G-E-T's Bus Manager, for all his work during the cold week to ensure our bus fleet was operational. Cold weather is very hard on diesel engines, so Darrell worked late into Thursday night making sure batteries were charged, fuel filters were replaced, and our buses were ready on Friday.
The transportation department is requesting all parents, of current elementary students, complete and return a Transportation Form by June 1st. Parents of students in 6th -11th grade should complete a form if transportation information or needs have changed. Completing the form early will help the District plan routes and ensure the drivers have a complete passenger list to start the school year.
For busing purposes, it is important that you keep your address information current. Please note, if you notify us of changes less than two weeks before school begins, you may need to transport your own child until arrangements are completed for school transportation. Changes during the school year may take up to 5 days to complete.
Starting 2015-2016 school year, 4K-6th grade students assigned to busing will receive a written notification as to the pick up and drop off locations, bus number and estimated pick up and drop off times. This information will be given to you at registration night, (not mailed) before the start of school. Please notify the transportation department at the District office 608 582-4657 ext. 1904 if you have questions.
The first week of school, students are asked to be at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time as routes may be adjusted. Also during the first week of school students may arrive home up to 30 minutes late due to extra time to assure all students are on the correct buses. Thank you for you patience.
Students in 4K though 3rd grades will be given an ID wristband the first day of school to identify their bus and drop off location. Please have your child wear this bracelet at least the first week of school.
Thank you for your cooperation.
G-E-T Transportation Department.
Bus Rider Rules
Parents: Please review these rules with your children who ride school buses.
The following student actions, which could be unsafe, may result in disciplinary action taken:
- Destroying property
- Bringing injurious or objectionable objects aboard the bus
- Leaving seat
- Disobeying driver
- Fighting, tripping, or pushing others
- Throwing things into or from bus
- Lighting matches or smoking
- Spitting or littering
- Unacceptable language
- Damaging bus equipment
- Rude, discourteous, noisy, or annoying behavior
- Improper boarding or departure procedures
- Other inappropriate behavior
As per School Board Policy 751.1-Rule – Students in grades 1-12 living within ½ mile of a school are to walk to Ettrick Elem, Trempealeau Elem, Galesville Elem or Middle School to board a shuttle bus to their school of attendance. Student may also use city pick up locations. (See Board Policy 751.1 for exceptions)