The Sparta Area School District contracts with Lamers Bus Lines (webpage) to provide busing for home-to-school and co-curricular transportation. Please contact them directly for assistance at (608) 366-1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lamers provides home-to-school transportation based on policy (PDF) adopted by the school board. Generally policy provides transportation for these situations:
- Student resides more than two miles from school
- Student resides in an area identified in the District’s Hazardous Transportation Plan (PDF)
- Special needs student with transportation that is arranged by Pupil Services consistent with IEP
- Student does not qualify under policy for regular home-to-school transportation, but requests and qualifies for Shuttle Transportation.
The forms below are used for request transportation. Two full work days are required during the year for changes to take place. Please wait for confirmation from Lamers before attempting to use transportation.
For students who qualify for transportation based on Board of Education Policy requirements for distance or district’s designated hazard area.
Shuttle Request Form (PDF)
Is available for in-town service between designated stops within the City of Sparta. There is routed shuttle service available to K-3 students between the in-town elementary schools, a location near St. Pat’s/St John’s schools, the high school, and the Administration and Education Center. There is also routed shuttle service between Sparta High School and the Meadowview Schools for Meadowview students Grades 4 to 8. Contact Lamers Bus Lines for more specific information.
In the afternoon there is a dropoff service for students in Grades 3 to 8 participating in activities at the Boys and Girls’ Club. Forms requesting this service should be dropped off at the Club as verification of participation is required. The Boys and Girls’ Club will provide more details on this service to participants.
For all riders the morning pickup location may differ from afternoon dropoff location. However, the stops must be consistent each day of the week. Transportation to and from other locations is the family’s responsbility. For students in a dual-custody arranangement transportation will be provided to either “home” location on different days of the week.