Jul 07, 2015

First Student Tonka Bay Named Organization of the Year

First Student, the trusted transportation partner for Minnetonka Public Schools, was recently named 2015 “Organization of the Year” by Minnetonka Community Education. The award recognizes First Student’s support of the community and district.

"We are honored to receive this recognition,” said First Student Location Manager Gary Casey. “Our team has a long history of supporting the Minnetonka community. At First Student, we recognize the opportunity we have to positively impact the communities we serve extends beyond the school day.”

For more than 15 years, First Student has been proud to serve Minnetonka Public Schools and its families. The company operates 100 buses in the area. First Student employs more than 150 drivers and staff and transports approximately 6,200 Minnetonka students every day.

In addition to providing safe transportation services, First Student supports the work of Minnetonka Community Education by providing buses each year for the Tour de Tonka bike race. The organization supports the educational, social and recreational needs of children and adults in the community by offering a variety of learning programs.