Palmer Bus Service, Inc.

West Central Area

West Central Area

gary boots

Site Manager:Gary Boots
Facility Address:302 Hawkins Ave. E.
Barrett, MN 56311
Mailing Address: PO Box 127
Barrett, MN 56311

Palmer Bus Service has been serving the communities of Kensington, Hoffman, Barrett, Elbow Lake and Wendell by safely transporting students since 2001. We safely transport about 530 students each school day for West Central Area Schools.

West Central Area School District #2342 consists of WCA Secondary School as well as North and South Elementary Schools.

The West Central Area community is located in Grant County, Minnesota and is about 160 miles northwest of the Twin Cities.

Gary Boots manages Palmer Bus Service of Barrett, MN.  Gary and his wife live outside of Barrett. They have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Gary has been a driver for Palmer Bus since 2013! His wife is a van driver for Palmer!

Gary is a retiree who worked for an Electric Cooperative in Alexandria for 38.5 years. He was a lineman and a line foreman. In Gary's spare time he pitches horseshoes. He is so good he has qualified for 10 world tournaments all over the country!!!!

Gary has ran 23 marathons; including the 1996 Boston Marathon!


Our WCA Team

a group of 23 people

Core Value Award Winners for Palmer Bus Service of WCA 2018-2019

Core Value Award Winners for 2018-2019

These drivers faithfully served the West Central Area 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!