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  • Welcome to Cambridge-Isanti Schools Transportation Department. Our mission is to provide the district with quality transportation service that is safe, professional and cost-effective so that the students we serve enhance their educational journey.

    Transportation is responsible for coordinating bus routes throughout the 252 square mile District and scheduling students for school bus service. The District includes the entire City of Cambridge and Isanti as well as many smaller communities.

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    On May 20, the School Board approved a plan to change our transportation model to a two-tier system beginning next fall. In a two-tier system, our primary and intermediate school students will be picked up first in the morning and our middle and high school students would be picked up later in the morning and dropped off later in the afternoon. This change comes after studying the transportation model for over two years and gaining input from families, staff, and community members. As we look forward to the start of next school year, we are excited that the new transportation model provides the following positive outcomes:

    • Shorter bus rides for students
    • Students riding buses with students closer in age
    • Fewer routes helps with the driver shortage 
    • Less idle time for students on buses (positive behavioral outcomes) 
    • Later start times for high school students and sleep studies point to improved students attentiveness and achievement
    • Equalized length of school days between buildings
    • Little change to after school activities for secondary students
    • Cost neutral change

2021-22 Transportation FAQ

  • Is before and after school childcare available?

  • Will students still get breakfast at school if they are starting earlier?

  • How will the 2-Tier system affect CIHS athletics and activities?

  • Does this transportation model cost more?

  • What other districts are doing this model?

  • Will students have to use a bus transfer?

  • Why was this model chosen?

  • How were sleep studies considered in this decision?

  • Were families consulted before this decision was made?

  • Is this change well thought-out? Who was involved in the planning and decision?