Secondary students (6-12) are eligible for transportation if
they reside more than one and one-half miles 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 not provided.
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 student must walk more than four-tenths of a mile (approximately four
blocks) to their assigned bus stop.
Parents and/or guardians are responsible for their student
and their safety prior to boarding the bus in the morning and at the
time the student is discharged from the bus in the afternoon. You can help ensure your student’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 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 the rest of
the school 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.
Please remind 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. Students may only ride to and from their
assigned bus stop and should have their student identification available to
show the driver when requested. Unsafe
behaviors cannot be allowed, and may result in the suspension of bus riding