Bus Information

Badger Bus Information
Posted on 08/20/2017
Bus Info

2017 Bus Routes, Phone App & More 

It’s that time of year and school is just around the corner! Please read this email all the way through, as everything you need to know for student transportation and family messaging is here:

2017-2018 BUS ROUTE LISTS have been released by Badger Bus on the district website. Click here to view the routes(outbound routes from school to home are coming soon and will be available at this link upon arrival). 

NEW PHONE APP THIS YEAR: The Verona Area School District has been working alongside Badger Bus to unveil a phone app, called Safe Stop, that allows family members of Pre-K through 12 grade students, as well as special education students, to receive real-time updates on your child’s school bus as it travels to and from school. Click here for instructions to download the app.

The app information is updated regularly so you know where your child’s inbound or outbound school bus is, allowing you to plan on being at the bus stop in plenty of time, especially if there are challenges on weather delay days or if Badger Bus needs to directly communicate a message through the app to families.

The app was piloted on four bus routes the end of last year and now all families have access! Please note Badger Bus asks for your patience the first few weeks of school as they continue working to enhance the app’s success from parent feedback and still encourages families to be at their bus stop 5 minutes early.

**Note: late start Monday’s will not be reflected on the app, but rather parents can  monitor the bus live on the GPS to track arrival times. 

BUS ROUTING SOFTWAREClick here to visit Badger Bus' transportation routing program. This program is updated DAILY allowing families to find the MOST UP-TO-DATE bus route/stops, stop times and neighborhood school locations. A link to get detailed instructions on using the software can be found on that page as well. Please note: this site will not display 4k or special needs transportation. Routes & stops are subject to change--please check this site before calling Badger Bus. To keep accurate bus stop information, always inform your school secretaries of any changes to your address, or if you have 4K or Special Needs transportation. Other questions should be directed to Badger Bus at 608-845-2255 or visit the district transportation webpage here.  

TRANSPORTATION “SPECIAL REQUEST” FORM (for K-12 ONLY, not Pre-K):

Click here to fill out the Transportation Request Form to request special K-12 transportation that is outside of district-provided services. All special requests need to be resubmitted for each school year. There may be a fee associated with some requests if they, for example, involve an alternate location from your student’s primary residence or attendance area. Note that some requests may not be granted if they do not fall under the Verona Area School District transportation guidelines posted in the Board of Education policies.

•TEXT MESSAGING/EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM: Make sure you are receiving our emails and text messages in case of emergencies, by texting "Y" to the number "67587" or visit our website here for more information on our family messaging system!

FOLLOW THE DISTRICT ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER: Click here to find your school as one more way to get regular updates on transportation (routes released, weather cancellations, etc.) once school starts.

Questions for Badger Bus: Call 608-845-2255.