Chevelon Butte Elementary School District #5 provides safe and efficient transportation for elementary school students residing in the Blue Ridge and Forest Lakes communities. We serve a small (but very important!) segment of students by transporting them to cooperating school districts to ensure access to quality education for all children in our district. Receiving school districts include Payson Unified School District, Pine Strawberry School District #12, and Heber-Overgaard Unified School District.

A message from the superintendent

Dear Chevelon Butte Community,

Thank you for supporting Chevelon Butte Elementary School District #5 (CBESD #5). We have a unique opportunity at CBESD #5 to serve multiple communities within the 600 square miles of our district. We're honored that you trust us to transport your children to neighboring schools. Our partner schools provide your children excellent instructional services and opportunities for extracurricular and enrichment activities, for which we always strive to provide transportation.

We encourage you to visit our district office in Forest Lakes and take advantage of the fine selection offered by the City of Flagstaff, Forest Lakes Branch Library, or simply visit with Angela about the services CBESD #5 offers our students and the community. Please join us for our monthly governing board meetings, as posted on our School Board page.

Parents, you can be confident that the Chevelon Butte Elementary District #5 will do everything possible to ensure your children have a safe, quality experience on their daily journey to their classrooms, in our partner districts: Pine Strawberry, Heber-Overgaard, and Payson.


Wes Brownfield

Wes Brownfield

A Message from CBESD

It should never be difficult to get our young people to school—even if we live in a rural area with a small school-age population. CBESD exists to encourage lifelong learning by ensuring that every child has access to quality schools. We know consistent attendance is a key component to scholastic success. As such, we have created partnerships with neighboring schools known for providing quality curriculum and programs, and we are committed to providing safe and reliable transportation to these cooperating schools.

We are honored to also be your partner in education. We firmly believe that education opens doors, and we are grateful for our role in helping the rising generation achieve their academic goals.