Frequently asked questions and answers about the Transportation Services offered at Tea Area Schools will be posted on this page as a reference for families. If you have a question that is not provided on this page, please contact the Transportation Manager listed below.

Q: What do we do if my child leaves something on the bus?

A: Contact Assistant Transportation Manager: Phil Olson (

Transportation Manager: Kyle Svanda ( (605) 360-7480 (Cell)

Q: Who do I contact if I have a transportation concern?

A: Transportation Manager: Kyle Svanda (605) 498-9517 or (

Cell number (605) 360-7480

Q: What do I need to do to prepare my child for Tea Area transportation?

A: It is recommended that parents read the school board-approved student handbooks for specific rules and expectations when using the transportation services offered by the Tea Area School District. It is also recommended that parents label all of their child's belongings.

Q: How do I register for busing?

A: Please stop by one of the transportation booths at your student's open house to check on the pre-registration and get approximate pick-up and drop-off information. Your bus driver will contact you prior to the start of school to confirm pickup and drop-off times and locations.