The Return of Ellsworth AFB School Busing


On Monday, November 3, Ellsworth AFB will resume on-base school bus service to the Douglas School District.  The pick up/drop off schedules along with the bus stop locations are available here – 2014 Ellsworth AFB School Bus Schedule.

Separate buses will transport students to Badger Clark and Francis Case (these students will ride together), Vandenberg, Douglas Middle School, and Douglas High School.  The bus routes have been color coded as follows:

  • Badger Clark/Francis Case (Blue)
  • Vandenberg (Orange)
  • Douglas Middle School (Yellow)
  • Douglas High School (Red)

The buses will have their designated color code in their windows along with the name of the housing area they are serving (Prairie View or Rushmore Heights).  All of the buses will use the same bus stops.

Detailed maps of the stops and routes are available here – 2014 Ellsworth AFB School Bus Maps.  Scroll through the available maps to find your family’s housing area and your child’s school/color code.

Parents are asked to have their children at the stops at least 5 minutes early.  Please keep in mind that traffic and weather conditions may affect pick up and drop off times.

Students are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior will riding the bus.  The policy covering school bus behavior is available here – School Bus Personal Conduct Policy.

Please review the School Bus Frequently Asked Questions for more information – School Bus FAQs.

Additional school bus questions or concerns can be directed to the school bus Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) by emailing or calling 385-4852 or 385-2910.