District leaders have spent the beginning of the summer studying ways to minimize the impacts to learners after receiving word which drivers will be returning this fall. We hope to resume our traditional services as soon as possible. We are currently twelve drivers short of regular bus services, down by more than half from just three years ago. To mitigate the driver shortages, the district is implementing the following changes to the bus zone eligibility to bring in line the services offered by the district with the bus drivers available.


    The district has set a 1-mile non-bus zone around all Elementary Schools while a 1.5-mile non-bus zone around all Middle and High Schools; busing is offered to all eligible students1 outside of that radius. The distance is calculated using the district’s automated routing software to ensure fairness for all families.


    Please see the following link to review the new walk zone for your school.


    New 2023-2024 School Walk Zone Maps


    1 Eligible students: Students are eligible for busing services who live outside of the designated walk zone and within their school’s attendance area.  

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WFPS Transportation Department

  • West Fargo Public Schools and the WFPS Transportation Department are committed and strive to assure the safe, efficient, and timely transportation of all eligible students to the district programs for which they are eligible or that meet their needs. We are also committed to ensuring a respectful manner while maintaining a supportive and courteous presence in the community. The Transportation Department acknowledges that the environment created on the bus sets the tone for the beginning and end of a child’s learning day, so they work to recruit and hire drivers and support staff that are qualified, observe all applicable laws and regulations. We work to keep all students from risk of physical injury or emotional harm while on the bus. 

    During every school year, West Fargo Public Schools operates routes using district buses and contracts with Valley Bus for routes as well. We transport 1.2 to 1.3 million students to school, field trips, and sports events each school year.



    West Fargo Schools is committed to providing student transportation services in a safe, timely, and respectful manner, while maintaining a supportive and courteous presence in the community.

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