For Families Using Waterloo School Bus Routes:

Waterloo bus route information is mailed out to family mailing addresses prior to the start of the school year. If you do not receive bus information or to find out if your household is eligible for school bus transportation through Waterloo Community Schools, please call Durham School Services at 319-291-4879.


Bus transportation is provided at a cost by Cedar Valley Catholic Schools, to and from Columbus Catholic High School/Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School, along with Waterloo Community Schools through Durham Transportation. Rules established by these agencies are to be followed as though they were Cedar Valley Catholic Schools rules.


A student may be suspended from bus transportation for inappropriate conduct. Transporting students to school requires the cooperation of bus drivers, students and parents to assure that high safety standards are maintained.

Transportation Reimbursement:

If a student is eligible for bus transportation but a bus does not come into his/her area of residence, the parents/guardians may receive reimbursement for transporting their own children to school. Forms for transportation reimbursement may be obtained from the CVCS office.

  • 2 miles for elementary & middle school students

  • 3 miles for high school students

Parents/guardians have the sole responsibility for requesting transportation reimbursement. They do so by completing the forms and mailing them to: 


Waterloo Community Schools
1516 Washington St.
Waterloo, Iowa 50702


Cedar Falls Community School District
1002 W. First St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Reimbursement payments are issued directly to parents/guardians by the Waterloo Community Schools or Cedar Falls Community Schools and will usually arrive six to nine months after the end of each semester. Preschool children do not receive bus service or transportation reimbursement.