• Free or Reduced Bus Pass

      Any student who lives in the paid transportation area and qualifies for the free and reduced-price meal program may also apply for free and reduced-price bus pass fees.

      IMPORTANT: You must apply for free and reduced meal assistance FIRST and be approved before you can qualify for other fee waivers.


      View Income Guidelines and Application Details

  • Boundaries

    The West Des Moines Community Schools covers 36.6 square miles. District boundaries are irregular but generally lie north of Warren and Madison county lines, south of Urbandale Avenue, east of the Dallas County line, and west of 63rd Street.

    View more information about WDMCS boundaries

  • Did You Know?

    • We transport approximately 3,300 students each day.
    • We drive 41 routes to and from school each day.
    • We traveled 560,500 route miles on average during the school year.
  • Contact Us

    Transportation Department
    2102 Delavan Drive
    West Des Moines, IA 50265

    Robin Pickard
    Transportation Director

    Kara Longfield
    Assistant Transportation Director

    Andrew Vance
    Driver Trainer

    Pam Hull
    Activity/Billing and Bus Pass Fees

    Michelle Tigner
    Bus Passes and Walnut Creek Campus Routing

    Carrie Van Weelden
    Special Needs Routing and Non-public Reimbursements

Last Modified on October 22, 2021