Elementary students (K-5) are eligible for transportation if
they reside more than one mile from the school, and they are attending their designated
boundary school or a magnet school.
If you choose to send your child to a school that is not a magnet school
and it is located outside of their designated boundary, transportation is
Students may have up to two regularly scheduled morning
pick-up locations and up to two regularly scheduled drop-off locations. Pick-up and drop-off locations must be on a
set schedule. Students may only ride a
bus to which they are assigned. Telephone calls or written notes for
same-day or temporary bus assignment changes will not be accepted.
Bus stop locations are assigned, where possible, to group
students together at a central location. This provides a gathering place for
students, and also allows parents to share the responsibility of monitoring the
bus stop. Every attempt is made to ensure
that no child must walk more than four-tenths of a mile (approximately four
blocks) to their assigned bus stop.
Parents and/or guardians are responsible for the child and
their safety prior to boarding the bus in the morning and at the time
the child is discharged from the bus in the afternoon. You can help ensure your child’s safety by
discussing bus behavior rules and common courtesies expected on the bus and at
the bus stop.
Our priority during the beginning of the school year will be
scheduling transportation for eligible students that do not have a bus assigned
to them. We will not consider bus
stop changes until all eligible students have been assigned a bus.
Please do not ask drivers to change pick-up or drop-off
times or locations. If you have questions
or concerns, contact KPS Transportation at 337-0500 or by email at
staff members must approve any change to ensure that the district abides by
local, state and federal requirements.
Students should be at the bus stop before the designated approximate
pick-up time. Please plan to arrive 15
minutes early during the first three weeks of school and 10 minutes early the
rest of the year. Wait 10 minutes after
the scheduled time before reporting a problem.
The listed bus stop times and location are subject to change as students
enroll or change addresses.
Make sure your child knows where their afternoon bus stop is
located so that they depart the bus at the correct place and that they know how
to get to their home or daycare from that stop.
Although we do not require that any students, except PEEP (preschool), to
be met by their parent/guardian, we recommend that all elementary children have
someone waiting for them at their bus stop.
Please teach your student that they must listen to their bus
driver, stay seated at all times and speak in a quiet voice while on the bus so
that all students will have a safe ride to and from home. Unsafe behaviors cannot be allowed, and may
result in the suspension of bus riding privileges.