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Welcome to the Monona Grove School District Transportation Page.  The District has partnered with Nelson's Bus Service, Inc. to provide transportation to our families. 

Nelson’s has been providing school bus transportation since 1940, and is now in its 3rd generation of ownership.  The Company was built on a solid belief in quality and customer service.  The Company continues to operate with those same foundational beliefs.  We encourage you to visit their website to read their Vision and Mission Statement, along with the History of their Company.  Nelson's take great pride and incredible care to ensure that they continue to provide the safest, most efficient, and most reliable transportation to the students they serve.

Please call Nelson's Bus Service, Inc. at (608) 221-8417 with all transportation related communication. 

Contact Information for Nelson Bus Service, Inc.
Phone: (608) 221-8417
Fax: (608) 205-9044

District recommends families check Infinite Campus prior to the start of the school for any changes that may have occurred.  For the safety of our students, routes will not be published in the newspaper. 


Stopfinder Information

Nelson’s Bus Service has launched a parent/guardian app called Stopfinder that will allow parents and guardians (and any other authorized users such as grandparents or childcare providers) to have easy-to-use and secure access to their student’s school bus information. Stopfinder is free for families and is available on the App Store and on Google Play. The app will be live for summer school families to pilot, and available for all other families starting in the 2023-24 school year. 

With this app, you can:

  • View your student's daily transportation assignments - including transfer trips and stops
  • Securely share your student's schedule with caregivers
  • Receive custom notifications and updates related to transportation

How to get the app

Parents/guardians of summer school students listed in Infinite Campus as “Emergency Priority 1” will receive an email from inviting them to start using the app. (To find out if you are listed as Emergency Priority 1, please log in to Infinite Campus. In the left menu, click More, and then select Family Information.) Once this primary contact has created a profile, they are able to grant access to any additional authorized contacts they choose. If you don’t receive this email, or if the primary contact does not add you and you believe you should be an authorized user, contact (For all other families, the invitation will be sent closer to the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.) 

Access Student Schedules

Access to student schedules is granted only to the student’s designated contacts by the Transportation Department. The Stopfinder contacts, at their own discretion, may share their student’s schedule with caregivers (sub-subscribers.) Please Contact if you haven’t received an email invitation to register for Stopfinder or if you have any questions regarding your student’s schedule.

Learn more about Stopfinder features:

School Transportation Zones

Cottage Grove School Transportation Zone - Grades 1st and 2nd

Granite Ridge Transportation Zone - Grades 3rd through 5th

Taylor Prairie Transportation Zone - Grades 4K & K

Winnequah Transportation Zone - Grades 4K through 2nd

Winnequah Transportation Zone - Grades 3rd through 5th Grade

Glacial Drumlin Transportation Zone (All Monona Grove School District resident students residing in Monona are in the transportation zone.)

Monona Grove High School Transportation Zone (All Monona Grove School District resident students residing in Cottage Grove are in the transportation zone.)

MG21 Transportation Zone (All Monona Grove School District resident students residing in Cottage Grove are in the transportation zone.)