High school students must opt in for transportation, or they will not be routed to ride a bus. This form can be found on the district’s website in the Parent Portal under the Student Information section.
Parents can access detailed bus information by following the link to Transfinderi. Bus information provided is school year specific and available approximately two weeks before school starts. Enter your student’s residence address, and the software will give you the corresponding bus information for that address. Keep in mind, the student must be registered at that address to be rostered to the bus.
New enrollments and address changes should be made at Centralized Enrollment as soon as possible for a smooth transition at start up. Contact the Enrollment Center at 736-5310 to process these changes and enroll. Students who are new to the district will need to allow at least 48 hours for their information to be entered and electronically sent to the transportation office before their first pick up date. Students who move within the district will be provided transportation 24 hours after the enrollment center has been notified. Most bus routing is completed by early July.
Students who live more than one mile from school are eligible for bus transportation. Elementary students will walk no more than three blocks to a bus stop; 6-12 grade students may walk up to six blocks.
For their safety, students should be waiting in an orderly manner at the bus stop five minutes before their scheduled bus stop time. Routes are adjusted after the first few weeks of school based on ridership, time constraints, etc. We appreciate your patience as we go through this adjustment period.
Keep in mind that during the first few weeks of school, it may not be uncommon for your child to arrive home later than their estimated time. Schools will be attempting to make sure all students are on the correct bus. This could create delays, as buses have multiple routes at different buildings.
Each day, buses make over 3,160 stops for children while traveling more than 1,000,000 miles a year. Buses are inspected annually by the Missouri Highway Patrol and again 60 days prior to the start of school.
Transportation letters are emailed to parents the beginning of August. For those students who do not have a parent email, letters will be mailed.
If you have questions, please call the Transportation Office at 736-5360.