Bus Policies and Rules:
The Mukwonago Area School District desires a high level of safety for all bus drivers and students going to and from Mukwonago schools each day. Students are expected to use good behavior while boarding, riding, and disembarking. Misbehaving bus riders are subject to discipline according to the Bus Discipline Flowchart.
Bus Company Routes:
All times are approximate and students need to be out at the stop at least a couple of minutes prior to time listed.
Hank's Transportation Routes - (262) 363-7176 (updated August 27, 2013)
(serving Big Bend, Clarendon, Eagleville, Rolling Hills, Section, Park View, and MHS)
Dousman Transport Routes- (262) 392-2243 (updated August 21, 2013)
(serving Prairie View School only)
Bus Company Notes:
Elementary school students receiving bus transporatation from Hank's Transportation (Big Bend, Clarendon, Eagleville, Rolling Hills, Section Elementary), or Dousman Transport (Prairie View) should take note of the following practice and deadlines:
All students are assumed to be picked up and dropped off at their homes bus stop. A 'Special Arrangement Request Form' must be submitted every year for any situation different from this (i.e. child care, custody arrangements, etc.). These requests do not carry over from year to year. Request forms must be resubmitted annually. You can get this form at your school or print the Transportation - Bus Form located in the Printable Forms web page..
During the summer, forms must be mailed to the appropriate bus company:
Hank's Transportation Dousman Transport
P.O. Box 270 -OR- 120 N . Oakridge Drive
Mukwonago, WI 53149 North Prairie, WI 53153
Requests recieved prior to August 1 will go into effect at the start of the year. Parents will receive a confirmation e-mail from Hank's Transportation or a telephone call from Dousman Transport. If you have not received this e-mail or telephone call by a week prior to the start of the school, please contact Hank's Transportation at 262.363.7176 or Dousman Transport at 262.392.2243.
Requests received August 1 and after will go into effect five business days after the first day of school. Parents will receive a confirmation e-mail from Hank's Transportation or a telephone call from Dousman Transport indicating when change will take place.
Click HERE to view forms.
Tips for Families Using the School Bus:
Message to Parents: Always make sure your children know your emergency plan if they arrive back from school and you are not at home. These emergencies should be planned for and discussed ahead of time.
Message to Students: (link coming soon)
Share your seat with students new to your school. They are often shy and afraid to ask to sit by you.
Be courteous to others on the bus, including the bus driver. No one enjoys being picked on or treated rudely.
Share with a teacher or parent any negative incidents that take place on the bus.
Remain seated at all times. The bus driver can't concentrate on the road if you are causing a disturbance.
Clean up after yourself if you drop something. It's a good idea to check under your seat before you leave the bus.
Be on time each day.
Don't ask bus drivers to drop you off in a strange place. They are looking out for your safety.
If you miss the bus, notify your parents by phone so they don't worry about where you are. Have parent phone numbers and spare change handy so you can call them from school or a pay phone.
Links from the US National Highway Safety Transportation Administration: