Palmer Bus Service has been serving the Farwell, Glenwood, Long Beach, Lowry, Sedan, Starbuck, Villard, and Westport communities by safely transporting students since 1999. We safely transport about 700 students each school day in Minnewaska.
Minnewaska School District #2149 consists of a K-12 school with a beautiful view of the lake.
Glenwood is located in Pope County and is about 130 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Lake Minnewaska is a breathtaking landmark in west central Minnesota and central to this school district.
Phil Sammon manages Palmer Bus Service for the Minnewaska School District in Glenwood, MN. Phil started with Palmer as a driver in the West Central Area School District in 2017 and became the manager in Glenwood mid-way through the 2018-2019 school year. Phil is retired from more than 30 years of federal service with the US Forest Service, Department of the Army and the Veterans Administration following his career in the US Navy. He and his wife, Teri, live in nearby Kensington and have four children. The family has traveled cross-country on several trips, and have lived literally coast to coast, from Virginia to Alaska.
Phil has a strong background in community relations and administration. He takes great satisfaction in making positive impressions on students and motivating drivers and staff to be their best.
Our Minnewaska Team
2019 V.F.W. Safe Student Transportation Award Winner
Core Value Award Winners for Palmer Bus Service of Minnewaska 2018-19
Core Value Award Winners for 2018-2019
These drivers faithfully served the Minnewaska community by safely transporting students and exemplified our Core Values all school year. They demonstrated:
SAFETY by being accident free and completing every monthly safety training before it was due.
INTEGRITY by always conducting themselves as a professional driver.
DIGNITY by completing daily pre trips, and ensuring their bus is swept, clean and fueled.
HELP by being present to drive almost every single school day.
COMMUNITY by safely transporting students!
Congratulations and thank you for your superior service!