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Bus Tracking App

We have implemented My Stop, a bus tracking app for families of students who ride our buses. This app will allow families or students to track their bus in real time as it travels along its route. 

Detailed instructions for downloading and using My Stop

We are hoping that this app will be especially helpful for families during the upcoming winter season when road conditions can cause bus delays. The app is simply a way for families to track their bus in real time. It does not offer radius notifications, however, those who use the app will be able to receive notifications from our transportation staff if there are any significant delays or updates that families should be aware of.

Bus Opt-In

Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, families will need to let us know if they want their student(s) to ride a bus. New students and families can opt in to busing on their enrollment forms. Students will not be placed on a bus route unless families let us know they need one. This will help us schedule our buses more efficiently.

Please do not request a bus "just in case." If your family's circumstances change during the school year, you can let us know and a bus will be provided within three school days. Students who requested a bus and do not ride will be dropped from the route after two weeks.

Families should call the bus garage at 651-982-8190 if their plans have changed and they need a bus for their student. 

Forest Lake Area Schools Transportation



Welcome to the Transportation Department of Forest Lake Area Schools. Our mission is to transport all eligible students in an efficient and timely manner in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the Minnesota Department of Education and Forest Lake Area School Board policies. We strive to create conditions that contribute to the success of students by providing comfortable, reliable and safe transportation service.


To contact the Transportation Department please call: (651) 982-8190 Address: 207 NW 6th Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025

  •  The Forest Lake School District owns and operates 110 school buses and seven Type III school buses.
  • School District buses travel over 1.6 million miles per year.
  • Geographically, the School District covers approximately 220 square miles.
  • 80% of the 135 Transportation Department employees are school district residents.
  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are nearly eight times safer than the family car. 
  • Every year, approximately 440,000 public school buses nationwide travel 4.3 billion miles to transport 23.5 million students to and from school and school-related activities.
  • The school bus is the only mode of transportation that has been reducing accidents, injuries and fatalities while increasing the number of vehicles, miles and passengers annually.