School Bus Transportation
The Shawnee Mission School District provides free bus transportation to students living 2.5 miles or more from the school in their attendance area. Students who qualify for district-provided transportation in the Shawnee Mission School District must enroll with DS Bus Lines (Visit DS website..) After completing enrollment, student bus information is available via the student's Skyward account (Family Access). The school of attendance will also have a list of bus stops and pick-up times the week prior to the start of each school year.
Students riding school buses must follow all safety rules and regulations. Violations of bus regulations may result in the student receiving appropriate and prescribed disciplinary actions, which may include being removed from the bus and/or suspension from school. To help ensure compliance with necessary safety rules, video cameras may be used on school buses.
Bus Parent Pay Rider Program
Students who live less than 2.5 miles from the school in their attendance area may pay to ride the bus in areas with established routes. Routes will be established annually based on interest and enrollment of at least 50 pay riders. Routes will be built around those who have registered by July 23 for the 2021-22 school year. Registrations received after July 23 are not guaranteed to be routed to a bus by the first day of school. DS Bus Lines will communicate a start ride date for families. Fee information is provided below.
DS Bus Lines will start receiving payments for the 2021-2022 school year after June 1, 2021.
Early payment discount before July 23, 2021
$160.00 per student, per semester or $320.00 per year for school year. Must be received or postmarked by July 23, 2021.
Payments received after July 23, 2021
$185.00 per student, per semester or $370.00 per student for the school year.
Transportation Enrollment Forms
To enroll students for transportation visit DS Bus Lines website.
Terms and Conditions
Bus service is available at schools where 50 or more students are contracted to ride the bus, or where pay ridership has been mandated.
Service will not be started until a signed contract with payment is submitted to DS Bus Lines. Secondary students will be required to show student I.D. to the driver. They will not be allowed to ride the bus without showing student I.D.
Kindergarteners and first-graders must have an adult receive the student at the bus stop.
Bus fare is payable by credit card, money order, or check. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Bus fare is payable by mail or in person to:
DS Bus Lines
5519 Merriam Dr.
Merriam, KS 66203.
DS Bus Lines reserves the right to hold parents or guardians responsible for any vandalism their child may do on the bus.
Contact DS Bus Lines at (913) 384-1190 or visit the website.
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