Temporary Bus Pass

  • For a variety of reasons, families may need to request a bus stop or bus route change for a short period of time (out of town, jury duty, etc.). In such cases, a temporary bus pass may be issued.

    What To Do

    • Turn in a written request and registration form three weeks in advance of the requested change or addition.

    Requirements

    • Only the parent or legal guardian with custodial physical care can give permission for the student to ride another bus and go to another stop.
    • The student must already be a registered rider in the WDMCS.
    • There must be room on the bus the student will be temporarily riding.
    • The length of change cannot be less than one week (five working days) or greater than six weeks.
    • The student must be going to a designated bus stop on the route in the same school zone.
    • The student must follow student rider policy and is subject to bus disciplinary procedures.

    Parent/Guardian Responsibility

    Before a pass will be issued, the parent/guardian must provide:

    • Parent/guardian contact information
    • Medical information to the school in case of a medical emergency
    • Disciplinary contact

    Transportation Department

    The regular bus pass must be turned in to the Transportation Department in exchange for the temporary pass. The Transportation Department will hold the regular pass until the request has ended. The temporary pass must be turned in to the Transportation Department after the request has ended  to retrieve the regular pass.

    Payments

    A temporary pass will be generated and distributed at a cost of $25.

  • Emergencies

    In case of family emergencies, registered riders may request to ride an alternate bus with another student. Emergency requests must be placed with the Transportation Department at 515-633-4902 with as much advance notice as possible. A temporary pass will be generated and distributed at a cost of $25.

  • Contact Us

    Transportation Department
    2102 Delavan Drive
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    515-633-4902

    Robin Pickard
    Transportation Director
    515-633-4921

    Kara Longfield
    Assistant Transportation Director
    515-633-4924

Last Modified on December 2, 2020