SMSD Transportation Provider - DS Bus Lines(913) 384-1190
5519 Merriam Dr.
Merriam, KS 66203
Annual Bus Registration
Annual Bus Registration (Spanish)
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School Bus Transportation
Annual bus registration is required for ALL general education students who plan to ride the bus. Visit the DS Bus Lines website to register for the 2023-24 school year.
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. After completing enrollment, student bus information is available via the student's Skyward Family Access account. 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 district safety expectations (Expectations in Spanish). 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 expectations, 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. Students who qualify for Child Nutrition Meal Benefits - free and reduced priced meal program may enroll for transportation on established routes. (For free/reduced transportation, the parent/guardian must check the waiver box on the Child Nutrition Meal Benefit application consent document stating that information may be shared with transportation. Visit School Cafe' to complete an application after July 1 - https://www.schoolcafe.com/SHAWNEEMISSION).
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 21 for the 2023-24 school year. Registrations received after July 21 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.
**Transportation changes put in effect during the 2022-23 school year for high schools will remain in effect for the 2023-24 school year. This includes limiting high school routes to students residing over 2.0 miles from their school.
DS Bus Lines will start receiving payments for the 2023-2024 school year after June 12, 2023.
Early payment discount before July 21, 2023
$160.00 per student, per semester or $320.00 per year for school year. Must be received or postmarked by July 21, 2023.
Payments received after July 21, 2023
$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.
Those that have registered for busing by the early pay deadline can access bus information via the student's Skyward Family Access account prior to the start of school. 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.
Once student bus information is available in Skyward Family Access, please sign up for the late bus notification system Textcaster. Both parents and students can sign up to receive bus notifications via this text system.
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.