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Transportation

School buses at the end of day

The transportation needs of each student may be different, and BSM is committed to working with our families to help provide transportation options for our students. 

Busing

Students planning to ride the bus to school should complete the forms at right.

NOTE: Due to liability and safety requirements, only students registered for a BSM route bus are allowed to ride a route bus.

The following items are never allowed on route buses: animals, skis, snowboards, knives/sharp objects, golf clubs/bags, matches/lighters, snow boards, gasoline cans, skateboards, glass items, scooters, guns (including play) and weapons, or oversized musical instruments.
 

Additional Ride Options

Carpool Option 

The BSM transportation department will provide our families with a list of current BSM families within your zip code for possible carpool options. Please contact Judy Koski (jkoski@bsmschool.org) for more information.

Metro Transit 
Browse their public transportation and carpooling options or contact them directly at 612-373-333.
 


Parking

Benilde-St. Margaret's School, Beth El Synagogue, the City of St. Louis Park, and the neighbors surrounding both BSM and Beth El Synagogue have an agreement to reduce and ultimately eliminate on-street parking by students.

All students who drive to school are required to register vehicles driven AND purchase a parking permit.


Transportation Reimbursement

A complicated Minnesota State Law guarantees equal school bus transportation to all students - public and private - or financial aid as a substitute. The average amount of this state aid for BSM families is approximately $200 per student or family depending upon the public school district of student's home residence.

Since BSM students do not attend a public school district school – and therefore do NOT use the public school district transportation – families may need to complete an application for these funds. Each public school district has different requirements and the application process is unique depending on each district's policies.

What to do to Obtain a Transportation Reimbursement
In the fall, parents should complete the appropriate application for their local school district. Use the List of School District Requirements to identify the correct form and/or process. BSM reports which students are in attendance to the appropriate school district. 

In the spring or at the end of the school year, BSM reports, as required, the days of attendance for those students. During the summer months, public school districts send reimbursement checks either directly to families or to BSM for disbursement. 

BSM’s policy for the State Transportation Aid (Transportation Reimbursement)
After receiving funds from participating public school districts, the funds are credited against the individual student’s tuition account. BSM generally has receipt of all public school district checks by late September of the following school year. The funds received are either applied to tuition accounts or noted as donations to BSM.

Currently there are three (3) school districts who do not participate in the process – St. Louis Park – as they provide busing to district students and the school districts of Minneapolis & St. Paul – they have “comparable” schools.

Questions?
Contact Judy Koski, director of transportation, at 952-767-0645 or jkoski@bsmschool.org

 

Transportation


Judy Koski, Coordinator
952-767-0645
jkoski@bsmschool.org

Bus Forms

Parking

Cami Dahlstrom, Coordinator
952‐767‐9343
cdahlstrom@bsmschool.org

Transportation Reimbursement

Kathleen Huyck
952-927-4176 
khuyck@bsmschool.org

Shané Sisco
612-875-2461
ssisco@bsmschool.org

Transportation Reimbursement Resources