School Bus Transportation
The Shawnee Mission board of education 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 may obtain a list of bus stops and pick-up times at their school of attendance 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 Busing under certain conditions. The information below is provided to help parents determine if they might be interested in the Bus Pay Rider program.
Early payment discount before July 9, 2018
$180.00 per student, per semester. $360.00 per student for school year.
Terms and Conditions
*Kindergarten mid-day transportation is available only at schools with 20 or more contracted bus riders.
**Bus service for grades one through 12 is available at schools where 40 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 Busing. Bus transportation stickers will be sent via U.S. mail or may be picked up in person. Transportation stickers will be issued to secondary students only and should be placed on the student’s ID card. Secondary students will not be allowed to ride the bus without his/her ID card. Students in grades K-6 will not have stickers.
Bus fare is payable by credit card, money order, or check. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Bus fare is payable by mail to:
5519 Merriam Dr.
Merriam, KS 66203.
DS Busing reserves the right to hold parents or guardians responsible for any vandalism their child may do on the bus.
Contact DS Busing at (913) 384-1190 or visit the website.