The mission of the Oconto Falls School District is to provide safe, efficient and professional transportation service for our students.
The district provides regular education transportation only to students who reside in the Oconto Falls School District. Students living outside the school district boundaries must be transported by their parents/guardians, to a location along an established bus route.
While establishing bus routes, close attention is given to the safety of our children.
The size of the district and the miles driven each day does not permit us to go down every road or stop in front of every child’s residence. All bus routes are scheduled for specific times when picking up or dropping off a student. Students should be at their bus stops 5 minutes before the bus arrives. Bus routes may vary throughout the year because of new students enrolling in school and students moving.
One-Mile Radius Change
Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, due to shortages of bus drivers, Oconto Falls Public Schools needed to reduce the number of busing routes. OFPS will only be offering busing services to students who live outside a one-mile radius of the corner of Wisconsin and Milwaukee streets in Oconto Falls. This change will not impact Abrams Elementary School, as a one-mile radius change would not reduce any routes in that location.
Please direct all questions regarding this change to the Bus Garage at 920-848-4460 or via email. If you are interested in becoming a bus driver to help alleviate the driver shortage, the school district will pay for CDL training, offer a sign on bonus, perfect attendance, and a loyalty bonus. Contact the Bus Garage for more information.
Bus Rider Regulations
**Starting in 2022-2023, bus route information will be provided via Skyward Family Access rather than printed bus tags. The busing information will be available in Skyward mid-August each school year. A mass
notification will be sent to families when busing information becomes available.
Bus rider regulations can be reviewed below. It is important that all riders understand the expectations of riding a school bus.
Late Transportation is transportation service provided along two routes (north and south) to bring students closer their homes so that parents will not have to transport all the way from the school for after-school schedule activities. Most students will not be dropped off at their homes. If the student does not live on the Late Trans Route, the parent must pick up his/her student somewhere along the route or make arrangements for their child’s safety. Click on the button below for rules and procedures. Students can sign-up for this service within their building. Check in the school office for more information.
On inclement days, parents make the ultimate decision regarding whether a student will attend school or not. Parents can subscribe to the “Weather” notifications category to receive text, email, and/or call alerts using Skylert for more proficient notifications. Login to Skyward Family Access and click on the Skylert tab to configure this option. Radio stations and television stations will carry information regarding closings, cancellations or bus delays due to bad weather or other emergencies. This information will be made available as soon as possible.
Brandie Binion, Transportation Supervisor | Email
Jason Sinclair & Rex Grzelak, District Bus Mechanics
6:00 AM – 4:45 PM, School Days
6:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Non-School Days
Telephone number is 920-848-4460
Fax number is 920-848-4459