Request Field Trip Transportation Overview

  • Log in to Travel Tracker

    Starting April 1, 2022, West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) is using a program called Travel Tracker to request and schedule busing for field trips. Teachers, secretaries, and other staff will be able to enter their field trip requests online and see scheduled trips in a calendar. 

    Step 1: Get Registered

    Please register with Travel Tracker at your earliest convenience. The screen should say “West Des Moines Community Schools IA” at the top and prompt you to enter an email address. Use your WDMCS email address to access the system.

    Register Now

    VIDEO: How to Register with Travel Tracker

    You will receive an email that contains a link to activate your registration within 30 minutes of your registration. If you don't, please check your spam. Your email address will be your login.

    Step 2: Submit Requests

    Once your registration is activated, you can request new trips and view existing ones. Travel Tracker has provided an instruction video and a Quick Reference Guide with the steps you’ll need to follow. Each request is reviewed by an approver — usually a building principal or your direct supervisor — then sent to Transportation for final approval.

    VIDEO: Request/View a Trip in Travel Tracker

    Quick Reference Guide 


    Please contact Pam Hull if you need additional training.

Travel Tracker FAQs

  • How do I find the Travel Tracker link?

  • How will I know the status of my trips?

  • What about existing trips?

  • 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
    Field Trips/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 May 2, 2023