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Transportation

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Bus Driver

Welcome to North Polk's Transportation Department!

Our dedicated transportation team is committed to ensuring the safe and reliable transportation of students to and from school every day. Our team consists of skilled yellow bus drivers, as well as van and suburban drivers. We prioritize building strong relationships with both students and staff, and take great pride in delivering this essential service.

Here's a glimpse of our transportation services:

  • 21 Yellow Bus Routes
  • 1 Suburban Route
  • 2 Yellow Bus Noon Routes
  • 1 Suburban Noon Route
  • A total of 23 Yellow Bus Routes and 2 Suburban Routes
  • We operate a fleet of 29 buses with a combined capacity of 2,092 passengers.
  • Additionally, we have 3 wheelchair lift-equipped buses, with 2 in regular service and 1 available as a spare.
  • Our fleet also includes 3 Minivans and 2 Suburbans.

Transportation Request:

Transportation 2023-2024: If you require a change in transportation or are seeking to add bussing for the remainder of the school year. Please email our Transportation Director, Marcy Hanigan.

Transportation 2024-2025: If your student(s) requires transportation more than two times per week for the 2024-25 school year, please make that request during the online registration process. The link to the form will be available in that portal. The deadline to request busing services for the upcoming school year is July 15. Requests made after this date will be placed on a waiting list, and transportation cannot be guaranteed until after September 1st.

If you need to make a transportation change during the academic year (September 1, 2024 - through April 2025), or anticipate requiring transportation services on more than two occasions per week, please complete the Transportation Request Form which will be linked below during that timeframe.

Activity Shuttle:

Our Activity Shuttle Bus service is designed to provide a hassle-free way for students to get to activities before and after school operating from Tuesday to Thursday. We offer multiple routes and schedules to accommodate various locations.

Morning Shuttle Routes:

Route 1:

  • Elkhart Post Office Pickup: 6:25 AM
  • Ankeny North Gate (NE Lowell Lane & NE Casady Lane)Pickup: 6:42 AM
  • Shuttle to the High School arrives at 6:50 AM

Route 2:

  • Sheldahl Post Office Pickup: 6:16 AM
  • West Elementary Pickup: 6:35 AM
  • Shuttle to the High School arrives at 6:50 AM

Afternoon Shuttle Routes:

Route 1:

  • Departs at 5:30 PM
  • Stops at Elkhart Post Office, Ankeny North Gate Apts, Ankeny North Gate Hillcrest, and Ankeny Executive Woods

Route 2:

  • Line up at 5:15 PM
  • Departs at 5:30 PM
  • Stops at Sheldahl Post Office and West Elementary

Our transportation department is under the leadership of Marcy Hanigan, who serves as the Director of Transportation for the district. 

Contact Me

Marcy Hanigan

Marcy Hanigan
Director of Transportation 
North Polk CSD
515-984-3400
marcy.hanigan@northpolk.org