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 bus service in the Shawnee Mission School District must enroll with DS Bus Lines. (Click for Enrollment form for free riders.) After completing enrollment, student bus information is available via the student's Skyward account. The school of attendance will also have a list of bus stops and pick-up times by the end of July 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
Parents of students who live less than 2.5 miles from the school in their attendance area may contract for bus service directly with DS Bus Lines in areas with established routes. Fee information is provided below to help parents determine if they might be interested in the Pay Rider program.
COVID-19 Transportation Safety Plan
Information pertaining to transportation safety and mitigating measures may be viewed in the District Operational Plan for ReOpening Schools. Click here for the plan (p.16-17).
DS Bus Lines will start receiving payments for the 2020-2021 school year after June 8, 2020.
Early payment discount before July 24, 2020
$160.00 per student, per semester or $320.00 per year for school year. Must be received or postmarked by July 24, 2020.
Payments received after July 24, 2020
$185.00 per student, per semester or $370.00 per student for the school year. Please contact DS Bus Lines for prorated rates during the 2020-21 school year due to delayed in person attendance.
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 his/her ID card 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.
Sign up for notice of late buses by clicking on the button.