Transportation

Contact Information

K12 Transportation: 952-988-4117
Deb Zapeda, Business Manager, 952-224-1346
Matthew McFarlane, Director of Operations: 952-224-1342

MSSPA has identified and supports three options for transporting students to school:

K12 Transportation provides bus service for the 2015 -16 school year. We utilize hub stops throughout the metro area. MSSPA charges a bus usage fee of $90 per quarter to help cover the cost of bus transportation. This bus fee in no way should keep a student from attending MSSPA. Click here to see our current bus routes.

To register for bus service, you must fill out the bus registration form and return with payment. Families for whom this fee will present a hardship, should indicate so on the bus registration form. Families can pay transportation fees by quarter, by semester, or by the year in these ways:

  1. Mail/Deliver a check made out to MSSPA to:
    Deb Zepeda, Business Manager
    1320 Mainstreet
    Hopkins, MN 55343
  2. Pay using credit card on Infinite Campus. Families can pay book fees, lab fees, parking fees and other school related fees through Infinite Campus. There is a small processing fee added to the payment. Questions? Call Deb Zepeda, Business Manager at 952-224-1346.

For students who would like to purchase a Metro Transit Go To Card, they are available for $90/quarter. This provides unlimited ridership on all MTC busses and light rail during the designated time period before 10pm. You can purchase these from our business office as well, or through the same methods listed above.

Many families have shown an interest in carpool potential for daily and performance/event transportation. We’ve divided the Metro area into 6 zones which covers much of our population. Looking at this map, determine which zone you reside. The links below will take you to a public spreadsheet where you can add your information indicating you are interested in carpooling. You can enter as much or little information as you wish, but this information will be publically viewable throughout the school year. You can refer back to the page to see the other families interested in carpool partner options.

Zone 1: Northwest
   West of Hwy 100, North of I-394

Zone 2: Southwest
   West of Hwy 100, South of I-394

Zone 3: North
   Between Hwy 100 and I-35W, North of I-394/94

Zone 4: South
   Between Hwy 100 and I-35W, South of I-394/94

Zone 5: Northeast
   East of 35-W, North of I-94

Zone 6: Southeast
  East of 35-W, South of I-94

STUDENT PARKING & PARKING PERMITS

Students are required to have a parking permit to park on campus. MSSPA rents parking space in the 12th street lot on the east side of the building. The lot is regularly monitored for safety by Hopkins Police and MSSPA staff. All student vehicles must be parked in the last three rows and must display a MSSPA parking tag in the windshield or risk being towed at the owner’s expense.

For student safety and out of respect for the surrounding community, we ask that students do not park on residential/side streets. Yearly parking permits are sold in the school office at a cost of $100.00 per year or $50.00 per semester.

A parking permit may be revoked based on behavior or attendance.

Student Permit and Parking Form

Students holding a parking permit must abide by the following expectations:

  • Must display permit in car.
  • Must not drive carelessly or with excess speed in school parking lot
  • Must not transport unauthorized students off campus.
  • Consequences for abusing these expectations:
    • First violation: Verbal warning
    • Second violation: $20.00 fine
    • Third violation: Revocation of parking permit and parent notification

Main Street School of Performing Arts reserves the right to revoke a yearly permit without a refund based on behavior, attendance and/or academic progress.

NOTE: Any student vehicle parked on school grounds may be subject to search by staff if there is reasonable suspicion to believe drugs, alcohol, stolen property or other contraband might be present in the vehicle. Random canine sniff searches are also conducted for the purpose of discovering drugs and other illegal contraband that might be present in vehicles.