Transportation Department

Welcome to the Tea Area School District Transportation page.  Feel free to use the information provided to learn about the transportation services provided at the Tea Area School District.

Tea Area School District Mission:
To educate and empower each student for success in a global society. 

Our purpose is to....
•  Foster a partnership among school personnel, students, families and community.
•  Ensure a safe, positive and supportive atmosphere, which encourages creativity, enhances wellness, builds self-esteem, and recognizes students' success through mutual respect and trust
•  Provide proper guidance so students are capable of making informed choices and are responsible for their actions
•  Incorporate ethical values including an appreciation of diversity, integrity, compassion, and responsibility which are vital to the learning process
•  Address students' individual needs through the use of effective methods that engage all learners by providing innovative and challenging learning  opportunities.
•  Support life-long learning by teaching individuals to access, analyze, and apply information in our changing world.

Transportation Contact Information
Operations Manager: Wayne Larsen (
Assistant Transportation Coordinator: Linda Letze (

Phone: (605)498-2700 (option 6)
Wayne Larsen Cell: 605-351-0488