Algona Community School District Transportation

Algona Community School District Transportation for Preschool through 12th grade for both Algona and Bishop Garrigan students inside our district boundries

Operating as usual

Photos from Eric Hanson KCCI's post 03/26/2021

This is so great

[02/20/21]   National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day


School Bus Driver Appreciation Day is a holiday all about appreciating and showing love to all the school bus drivers all over the world.
Every day, either as children or parents, we appreciate school bus drivers. They are always there to make sure that kids go to and from school, safely and on time. Parents are assured that once their kids leave their homes for school, they are in good hands of the bus drivers. And of course, the school’s management is also happy with the job of bus drivers. Because of the hard effort exerted by school bus drivers, people have come up with the School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, which is a holiday all about appreciating and showing love to all the school bus drivers all over the world.

[02/02/21]   Algona Community Schools will be running 2 hours late due to Dense Freezing Fog drive safe everyone.

[01/26/21]   Tuesday January 26 Algona and all affiliate schools will be running 2 hours late do to blowing snow. Southern Kossuth County and further southroad conditions are more hazardous. Drive safe and leave early.

[01/14/21]   Algona and Bishop Garrigan Schools are dismissing due to incoming weather today at 1:30 today. Please be at your Open Enrollment Pickup locations to receive your child and drive safely with your headlights on. And School is Cancelled tomorrow Friday January 15 due to Blizzard Warning. Be Safe Everyone


Algona & Garrigan parents here is items left on our buses since the first of the year. The blue tote is left over from last year that still has not been claimed. Please share and tell others if they are missing jackets to gloves to stocking hats and boots we might have it. So if you are child is missing something it may be here. I know there are also tables in almost every school with items on them. Please pickup as soon as you can.


Merry Christmas Everyone

[12/08/20]   Algona Community Schools will be 2 hours late today due to dense fog and very slippery roads. Please drive with your lights on and at a safe reduced speed

[09/30/20]   Reminder to all parents of students that ride Algona buses. We are having an Early Dismissal for Professional Development. Please be at your pickup locations to receive your children. have a great Wednesday.

[09/16/20]   Reminder to all parents for Algona Bus students. Tomorrow September 16 we are dismissing for Professional Development. We will be bringing your students home early so please be at your pick-up locations.


Southeast Fire & Rescue Department

Remember, STOP means STOP. 09/05/2020

PSA Reminds Motorist About Risks of Not Stopping for School Buses - School Transportation News A new video produced by the Child Safety Network depicts the tragic consequences of motorists failing to heed school buses that are loading and unloading students. It dramatizes the aftermath of a female driver realizing that she struck and killed a student who was crossing the street from his schoo...


Please STOP for flashing RED lights

Kadyn's law: (pictured is Kadyn) what a sweet little girl she was.

It is that time of year again. Excitement abounds for a new school year.

Time for a serious conversation on pedestrian and school bus safety.

In my career I have way too often pulled over drivers for illegally passing stopped school buses.

When the warning (yellow lights of the bus come on) prepare to stop! Do not speed up and see how fast you can go before the red lights come on. Yellow lights are a caution to slow down and prepare to stop.

In 2012 the Iowa Legislature passed a school bus law - Kadyn's law - the legislation is named after Kadyn Halverson (pictured) Kadyn was struck and killed by the driver of a pick up that failed to stop while she was crossing the road to reach her school bus.

Passing a stopped school bus will result in a license suspension of 30 days. Plus costly fines and high-risk insurance. The driver that struck and killed Kadyn was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

As Police Chief I pride myself on being fair and even easy going. Having said that, if you pass a school bus with its red lights flashing, and stop arm out. You will get the very worst kind of attention from myself or my officers possible within the law.


Slow down - pay attention and give our kids a brake!


Algona Community School District is seeking Part-time and possibly Full-time School Bus drivers for the 2020 -2021 School year and beyond. Most bus routes have an Associate on the bus with you. If you have 2+ hours in the morning and 2+ hours in the afternoon, leaving the middle of your day free for other jobs, or activities! All you need is a Class B CDL with Passenger, School Bus, and Air Brake Endorsements also an US DOT Medical Physical for Interstate driving. Don't have CDL we can give you pointers on how to obtain a CDL. Drug and Alcohol Pre-employment testing is required. Additional School Bus Training that is required will be discussed at time of interview and is paid by District.

Send Resume and Application to: Algona Community School District 600 South Hale St Algona, IA 50511 ℅ Merrill Mueller Director of Transportation


Iowa Association of School Boards

Join us this May as we celebrate the amazing public school staff who have gone the extra mile to support students and families during #COVID19. Thank you! We are #PublicSchoolProud!

[04/12/20]   Please pass the word. Due to the current snow and road conditions that will be out there Monday April 13 we are moving the delivery of the meals back by 4 hours. We will be loading at 12:30 and then delivering. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Any questions please call the Bus Barn at 515-295-5481. Thank you and Happy Easter

[04/10/20]   Small PSA to Friends in this area.

As we all have heard and it’s on the TV right now. Stay home, stay safe, we will all get through this. On a normal day and time we all would be home waiting for friends and family to show up for Easter Dinner or gatherings, this year is much different. Today 12 drivers and 8 associates delivered 800+ meals and an Easter Surprise to 240+ families. I would like to personally say Thank You to the following Transportation Staff, Associates & Teaching Staff Bruce Gervais, Gerald Zeller, Dave Wagner, Nancy Johnson, Kevin Hoover, Michelle Penning, Chuck Stetzel, Todd VanOtterloo, Don Gatton, Betsy Becker, Kathie Mueller, Brooke Kramer, Gen Blumer, Karla Kenne, Keith Frideres, Pete McGuire, Kristy Allison, Laura Severson, Jill Nelson and her entire Food Service Staff that without their very hard work and dedication the meals would not be complete and the Loading staff at the High School that helps load these meals, A heartfelt Thank You Everyone.

And now onto the PSA for this Good Friday April 10, 2020,

Sadly I was approached in a local business the other day by a concerned citizen that said we were wasting fuel by driving the meals to everyone's home: My response was I understand your feelings but what if the children are old enough to stay at home and both parents are Essential workers and no one can drive to a pickup location, how do the children get the needed meals? This person said, I never thought about that. It just looked funny to see the big Yellow bus delivering meals. I also reminded him politely that the drivers know where the students live as they do this for a living and normally 180 days a year through Mud, Snow, Ice, and Rain. He looked at me and said you are very correct. I understand now and it is a very good idea!. Carry On you have my support.

With the numbers we are serving starting next Wednesday we will be delivering meals 5 days a week. This means the Food Service Staff & Director will be working everyday to get meals prepared for the next day distribution, The Transportation Staff will be driving everyday also.

So if you see any of the people mentioned above please say Thank You, Yes we have an employer that is paying us during this unprecedented time but money doesn’t buy happiness or health. We ALL must do our part to control this pandemic. Our lives have been changed but take a breath and go forward.

Happy Easter


Algona Community School District

After 9:00am tomorrow morning, meals will be delivered to anyone who signed up on our form from last week. Please have someone available at the address that you provided on the form.


Kossuth County Emergency Management

Donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) are being collected in the white trailer located at the entrance of the Algona High Football Field. Masks, Gloves, Safety Shields, Safety Goggles, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizer is being accepted.
Thank you for your help.

Ps please don’t block the drive as Ambulances will need to get in and out from Auto shop area. 03/16/2020

Algona CSD Food Service Algona CSD will continue to provide meals for our students and families during the school closure. Delivery will be available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Delivery will include two breakfast meals and two lunch meals per person. Based on need and results of this form, distribution locations wil... 02/26/2020

Bus Safety - Final.mp4

Very good wish more would understand this Shared with Dropbox

[02/18/20]   Tuesday February 18 Algona Bishop Garrigan and LuVerne will be 2 hours late due to winter weather conditions

[02/17/20]   Algona, Bishop Garrigan and LuVerne will be running 2 hours late due to very icy road conditions.

[02/14/20]   Algona, Garrigan & LuVerne will be 2 hours late on February 14, 2020 please stay safe everyone.

[02/13/20]   All Algona and LuVerne schools are closed today February 13 due to the tremendous windchill outside. Stay warm and safe everyone.


It's coming

Here comes the cold! 🥶🥶

Wind chills this morning show the cold air surging south through the northern Plains.


Reminder to all parents , tomorrow February 12, 2020 all Algona Schools are dismissing at 1:30/1:45 for Professional Development for all teaching staff. Please be at your pickup/drop off points to safely get your children. Thank you


Algona Community School had there 2nd half annual Bus inspection yesterday February 7. Algona had 28 buses and small vehicles inspected. 24 passed with out any issues. We had 1 bus with a step well light not working , and 3 sub buses with very minor issues. These issues will be addressed this week. The safety of every student is our highest priority. Thank you to all the drivers for keeping there buses safe and issues corrected for the safety of all.


US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

A prolonged period of light snow/wintry mix will begin late tonight and continue through much of the day on Friday. Expect snow covered/slushy roads to create hazardous travel at times. For the latest forecast information:


Algona Police Department


* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. *

WHERE...Western Iowa.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1

[12/24/19]   From all the Bus Drivers & Bus Associates please have a Safe and Happy Holiday Vacation. See everyone January 6.


Front veiws


A look forward from the rear of our buses on a beautiful fall day.


Bus Safety Fall 2019 is in the books. Everyone from 3yo Preschoolers to Seniors have gone through and with next week being School Bus Safety Week we got done with the weather was still good. Thank you to all Transportation Staff, Administration Staff and Teachers for your help in this. Also a very large Thank you to the Iowa State Patrol Post 7, Sheriff Steve Kollasch and his staff, Algona Police Chief Kendall Pals and his staff, David Penton of Kossuth Emergency Management. We could not have done such a great job without all of you.


We are adding additional warning lights to help Stop Traffic both Front and Rear pass bys. This is the first bus back last Friday night.

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Reminder to all parents , tomorrow February 12, 2020 all Algona Schools are dismissing at 1:30/1:45 for  Professional De...
Front veiws
A look forward from the rear of our buses on a beautiful fall day.
We are adding additional warning lights to help Stop Traffic both Front and Rear pass bys. This is the first bus back la...
Another view from Monday
This is what the LED flashes when we are  boarding students
These are the new Warning Signs on the rear Emergency Door of 2 buses we put into service last Thursday. The Algona Comm...




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