School Bus

Bus #1
Robbie Dike - Southeast Route

Bus #6
Steve Kinyon - Arispe Route

Bus #8
Dale Denton - Thayer Route


Rich Bryson

Bus #11
Herman Chenoweth - Shannon City Route

Bus #12
Sheryl Parham - Lorimor Route

Bus #18
Gary Clear - Northwest Route

Bus #25
Mike Nelson - Afton In-town Shuttle

​Bus Barn  - Austin Fariss 

Afton In-Town Bus Stops:

Stop 1 - Corner N Dodge & W Railroad

Stop 2 - Corner N Pierce & W Nebraska

Stop 3 - Corner N Browning & W Railroad

Stop 4 - Corner N Browning & W Filmore

Stop 5 - Corner S Browning & W Scott

Stop 6 - Corner S Pierce & W Scott

Stop 7 - Corner S Dodge & W Filmore

Stop 8 - Corner N Pierce & W Kansas

Stop 9 - West Side of old Elementary Bldg

Stop 10 - Corner S Douglas & E Grand

Stop 11 - Corner S McEldery & E Scott

Stop 12 - Corner S Gregory & E Polk

Stop 13 - 400 E Filmore

Stop 14 - Corner N Colfax & E Kansas

Stop 15 - Corn er N Temple & E Filmore

Stop 16 - 210 S Grace

East Union Transportation

Buses on Hard Surface Only Guidelines

In establishing Hard Surface Only Routes the East Union School District will have pick up points along the safer hard surface roads where parents can meet the buses.  For a location and time, please contact your bus driver.

 Please note that if East Union does run on Hard Surface Roads Only routes in the morning, we will run the same routes in the afternoon.  Drivers are instructed NOT to drop off students who have a distance to walk unless a family designated adult is there to meet them or pick them up.

 We will have pick up locations on:

  • REA road

  • Hwy 34

  • Hwy 169 north and south,

  • Creamery Road

  • Willow Avenue south of Thayer

  • H45 east of Arispe

  • High School Drive SE of Afton.

You will need to contact your bus driver for definite time and pick up locations.

November 3, 2021

East Union Community,

 Winter weather in Iowa will soon be here and can be very inconvenient for students and parents.  I want to touch base while everyone is still pleased with our weather decisions, and of course there is always tomorrow. Before the forecasts get worse, now is a good time to remind everyone about how school closing information will be communicated.  In the event that we need to close school for any reason, we have a variety of ways to communicate that information to our families and staff members.  In the event of school cancellations, delays, or early outs due to inclement weather, road conditions, emergencies, etc. parents and the community will be notified through the school’s messaging system. (i.e., JMC).  In addition to JMC, we will post information on:


WHO-HD Channel 13
FOX 17


KSIB   101.3. 1520
WHO 1040
96.9 The Bull
1460 KXNO
The Bus 100.3       
KISS 1075

13NOW Smartphone App
Facebook (East Union Community School District) 
East Union School Website (

Through WHO staff, students, and parents may receive a free email and text message alert with our closing information when you register at

 In the event of an early dismissal or cancellation of school for the day, all after school activities (including ASPIRE)  are also cancelled unless specific authorization is granted by the superintendent or his designee.

The safety of our staff and students is always our top priority when making decisions to delay or cancel school.  While our busses are very reliable, there is a chance that they may get stopped on their routes. For this reason, we ask parents to make sure that students who ride the bus are properly dressed for the weather.

 It is always difficult to determine whether to have school.  We realize that when school is cancelled it is very disruptive to our families.   Be prepared and let’s hope for a mild winter!


Tim Kuehl

East Union Superintendent