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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:

If you need to make a transportation change during the academic year or anticipate requiring transportation services on more than two occasions per week between September 5th, 2023, and April 2024, please complete the Transportation Request Form linked below. 

Link To Online Transportation Request

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