Preparing today's students for tomorrow's world in a caring learning environment


Welcome to the transportation department for Mid-Prairie Community School District. Mid-Prairie operates a fleet of 13 routes and 2 van routes throughout the school district providing transportation to approximately 540 students to and from home to one of our four schools.

The goal of the MP transportation department is to provide the students of this district with a safe, secure and efficient transportation program. This goal can only be achieved through the combined efforts of school, students, and parents. Involvement from all parties is critical to the success of the program.

The privilege of receiving transportation services is dependent upon meeting behavioral expectations. Transportation privileges can be suspended or revoked if these expectations are not met. The student’s knowledge of bus riding expectations is essential. These expectations are explained in school handbooks, on our website and during bus evacuations.

The Mid-Prairie Transportation Department was featured in the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association's newsletter! 

Please help us to encourage students to be a positive role model for their peers and others around them, by encouraging rules and behaviors:

Respect of Self – Respect of Others - Respect of Property

  • •Obey Driver Promptly and Willingly
  • •Follow Bus Rules
  • •Speak in Quiet Voice
  • •Use Kind Words (please, thank you, excuse me, help)
  • •Sit Facing Front
  • •Feet on Floor and Out of Aisle
  • •Stay in Seat AT ALL Times
  • •Hands & Feet to Self
  • •Wait to Eat or Drink at Home
  • •Helpful to Driver and Others
  • •Help Keep Bus Clean
  • •Help Younger Kids on the Bus

Safe Bus Rider Award Program

Every week your bus driver will select a “Safe Rider of the Week.”

To help encourage and promote a “school bus culture” that is orderly and safe through:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Following bus rules
  • Acknowledging positive behaviors

The awardee will be presented with:
A Safe Rider Award Certificate PLUS a gift certificate to DJ’s Casual Café for a free cone or cup of ice cream.

jennifer shimon

Morning Dispatcher

Jennifer Shimon

pat kroemer

Afternoon Dispatcher

Pat Kroemer

Staff photo

Head Mechanic

Mark English