All students living within district boundaries, and whose home address is 2.5 miles or more from the school they attend, can receive free bus transportation. Certain students living within our Pay to Ride area may receive bus transportation 1) if the appropriate route has space on the bus, and 2) if Pay to Ride fees are paid in advance. If you are unsure as to whether you live within the Pay to Ride area, please contact Melissa Ostermeyer at the District Administrative Center, 913-416-1400, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, there are certain residential areas where no transportation is offered. They are outlined on the Transportation Map.
Please Return Bus Passes and Rings!
Reminder to parents of bus riders: at the end of the school year, please bring us your student's bus pass and ring at your earliest convenience. If these are not returned they will be subject to a $5 replacement fee being placed on the student's Skyward account.
To pay for Pay to Ride or lost bus passes, please make payment by cash or check in person at the District Administrative Center. The hours are 8:30-4:00, Monday through Thursday. There is also a mail drop in the door for after hours use.
Board of Education Report 1/12
At the January 2012 Board of Education meeting, Transportation Coordinator Melissa Ostermeyer presented a PowerPoint presentation outlining the growth the Transportation Department has undergone in recent years, as well as the current status of our vehicles and future needs.
Amended Transportation Policy
At their May 2010 meeting, the Board of Education approved an amended Transportation Policy. Read the amended policy . . .
District Transportation Department
The Transportation Office is part of the District Administrative Center at 330 E. Highway 24/40, (between the two high school buildings, close to the highway). Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
To sign a student up for bus transportation, stop by the Transportation Office and speak with Melissa Ostermeyer. It is not sufficient to fill out a form and leave it with the school secretary.
Transporting Musical Instruments on Buses
Large objects such as musical instruments that will not fit on the student's lap or under the seat, or large science projects (anything larger than a backpack) can not be transported on a school bus. These run the risk of becoming projectiles in the event of an accident, and must be brought to and from school another way.