• wdmcs transportation

    The WDMCS Transportation Department strives to serve the needs of our students and to provide safe, efficient transportation to school and school-related activities.

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    Register for 2022-23 Transportation Services

    Our annual online enrollment for all students opened for the 2022-23 school year on May 2, 2022. New this year, sign up for bus transportation when you enroll your student for school through Infinite Campus.

  • 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 for 2022-23

    NOTE: If you believe you may qualify for fee waivers for the 2022-23 school year, please DO NOT pay fees until you fill out 2022-23 fee waiver and free/reduced meal applications. These applications do not open until after July 1, 2022. We DO encourage you to sign up for bus transportation whenever you complete online registration.


  • 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 July 21, 2022