The transportation of students to and from school is a very important function of the Waunakee Community School District.  Transportation of our students is provided through a partnership with Lamers Bus Lines. 

Lamers Welcome Letter/Safety Information

Transportation Eligibility

Based on School Board policy, the Waunakee Community School District provides transportation for:

  1. Students in grades Kindergarten through fourth grade who reside more than 1.0 miles from their assigned school. The district shall provide transportation to students in grades 5-12 who live more than 1.75 miles from the intersection of Knightsbridge and South Street in the Village of Waunakee.
  2. Students in grades K-8 will be transported to school from hazardous areas as defined by the Dane County Sheriff. Hazardous areas include: north of Main Street; east of Division Street; west of State Highway Q; south of Woodland Drive, and east of Highway 113 (by Arboretum school).
  3. Students who are placed in a special education program if the IEP team deems transportation necessary for the safety of the child.
  4. Students who participate in the Early Childhood or 4K program.

School Board policies on transportation (751-752).

For safety reasons, pick-up or drop-off locations other than home must be requested in writing by parents/guardians via the district Request for Alternate Pick Up/Drop Off form. This request must be submitted with payment (if applicable) to the business office. Transportation requests without payment will not be scheduled.  Refunds will only be provided if fee is not applicable to your situation. Refunds are not provided after service has started.

Please allow up to 5 business days for your request to be processed. You will be contacted with bus routes and times after your request has been approved and processed.


If your child is to be picked up or dropped off at a location other than home, please read the Eligibility/Fee Information and Fee Scenarios as needed, and then complete and submit the appropriate form, with payment, if applicable.

Please refer to the Transportation Handbook for any questions regarding transportation policy, procedure or rules.

Please feel free to contact Lamers Bus Lines at (608) 850-5253, to have your student transportation questions answered.

Last Updated: 2/13/17
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