The WDMCS Transportation Department strives to serve the needs of our students and to provide safe, efficient transportation to school and school-related activities.
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.
Please note: While we encourage you to sign up for bus transportation when you enroll, fee waivers for 2022-23 will not be available until July 2022. See the "Free or Reduced Bus Pass" section below for more information.
For 2021-22 bus needs, please contact the Transportation Department at 515-633-4902.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2102 Delavan Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Assistant Transportation Director
Activity/Billing and Bus Pass Fees
Bus Passes and Walnut Creek Campus Routing
Carrie Van Weelden
Special Needs Routing and Non-public Reimbursements