Iowa law requires school districts to provide free transportation to students in grades K-8 living more than two miles from their assigned schools (as determined by primary residence), and in grades 9-12 living more than three miles from ADM High School.

However, ADM currently provides free transportation to all students regardless of the distance from their assigned school.  Your child’s safety is the top priority for our entire transportation staff.

Transportation Registration

All students who will receive bus transportation services must be registered via Infinite Campus Online Registration. Registration is necessary in order to:

  • secure a seat on the bus for the student
  • generate a bus pass that must be presented to the bus driver
  • ensure that pickup/drop off locations will be convenient
  • improve route-planning and equipment allocation efficiency
  • promote safety by ensuring that bus rosters are up-to-date at all times

Bus Routes and Stops

  • Bus stop placements are determined by the Transportation Department, and are based on established criteria.
  • Current riders may or may not be assigned to the same stop used in previous years.
  • Riders will be assigned a bus stop determined by one address for AM and one address for the PM.
  • Multiple pick up and drop off locations cannot be assigned for different days of the week.
  • Riders are required to carry a bus pass for boarding the bus.
  • Bus passes will be distributed at open house.
  • Routes are finalized in late summer.
  • Parents are notified about stop location(s) and time(s) in August through Infinite Campus or at open house.
  • Bus stop locations and times can be accessed via the Infinite Campus portal by clicking the Transportation tab for each child. 
  • Under the State of Iowa code #285.1-4: Districts are not required to maintain seating space on school buses for students, if the students do not or will not regularly utilize the Districts transportation service for extended periods during the school year. 

Bus Pass Acronyms:

  • Minburn Elementary – ME
  • Adel Elementary – AE
  • DeSoto Intermediate  – DI
  • Middle School – MHS
  • High  School – MHS
  • District Administration Center – DAC (Previously Old Middle School – OMS)
  • Kids Korner Two – KK2

Hard Surface Bus Route Plan:

The ADM Community School District has developed an emergency hard surface route plan. The purpose of this plan is to provide a bus transportation system on days when it is not possible to run the buses on gravel roads. In situations such as drifted or icy country gravel roads, or soft surface gravel roads, this plan will be implemented. When implemented, an announcement of the Emergency Hard Surface Route plan will be made via the district messenger system.

ADM Hard Surface Bus Route Plan



Transportation Director

ADM Bus Garage
1608 Grove Street
Adel, Iowa 50003

Phone: 515.993.5321

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