Durham School Services, a national leader in student transportation, has been operating bus services for Waukee Community School District since July 1, 2013. Durham operates approximately 50 buses for the district. Every bus features two digital video cameras to monitor student behavior, and the latest in GPS technology to provide real-time data from the road and help manage fuel consumption. All special education buses are equipped with air-conditioning.

If you have any questions regarding transportation please feel free to call the General Manager. If you have questions regarding bus fees, please call the District Office at 515.987.5161.

In 2020-21, we implemented changes to our pay-to-ride transportation procedures.

Walk-zones will be defined as:

    • Elementary Schools living less than (.5 mile)
    • Secondary Schools – grades 6-12 living less than (1.0 mile)
    • Within these walk-zones, students will not be allowed to pay-to-ride.
    • Distances are calculated in accordance with board policy.

Forms should be mailed to:

Waukee Community School District
560 SE University Ave
Waukee, IA 50263

Contact Information

Our bus facility is located at 605 University Ave., Waukee, IA 50263.

  • Phone: 515.987.2788
  • Fax: 515.987.2701

Gwen Brettman, General Manager
515.987.2788 x2248

Karl Gakle, Safety Manager
515.987.2788 x2250

Scott Plummer, Routing
515.987.2788 x2804

Elisa Kpurukoo, Operations Supervisor/Dispatcher
515.987.2788 x2184

Bonnie Tovrea, Trip Coordinator
515.987.2788 x2803

Marjorie Burnett, Student Behavior Specialist

Karissa Hicks,  Administrative Assistant

Durham School Services Bus Driver List