Any student who lives less than 2.5 miles from the school attended by the most direct commonly traveled route will be required to pay a fee. The fee is $100/student or $200/family per year to be transported by school bus. The semester rate is $50/student and $100/family. The initial fee may be paid at the time of enrollment or via Fee Payment through Skyward in early July.
Any family who completes the application for the National School Lunch Program and qualifies for free or reduced lunches will have the transportation fees waived. Any student who has a special education IEP requiring transportation will have the fees waived.
All routes will be developed so that no student will have to walk more than one-half mile from his/her driveway to ride the bus.
All distances listed herein are understood to mean from the point at which the driveway of the student's home intersects a given road or highway to the walkway leading to the front entrance of the appropriate school. Please note that door-to-door service cannot be guaranteed by the district, meaning students may need to meet at a designated bus stop near the residence.
Bus service on certain roads may have to be curtailed from time to time because of snow, mud or poorly graveled surfaces. Patrons desiring to have the least possible interruption of bus service may find it desirous to impress upon their county officials the necessity of having adequately surfaced and maintained roads for buses to travel.
When bus service on a route must be curtailed, it shall be the duty of the driver on said route to notify those patrons concerned about the curtailment.
Please note: There are some areas in the district where our transportation does not service residents. If you have paid transportation fees and have been notified that there is not a bus stop near your residence, please contact the District Office at 913.724.1396 for a refund.
STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES
KSA 72-6487 states:
"...(c) The board of education of every school district is authorized to adopt rules and regulations to govern the conduct, control and discipline of all students while being transported in school buses. The board may suspend or revoke the transportation privilege or entitlement of any student who violates any rules and regulations adopted by the board under authority of this subsection.
(d) The board of education of every school district may suspend or revoke the transportation privilege or entitlement of any student who is detained at school at the conclusion of the school day for violation of any rules and regulations governing student conduct or for disobedience of an order of a teacher or other school authority. Suspension or revocation of the transportation privilege or entitlement of any student specified in this subsection shall be limited to the school day or days on which the student is detained at school. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to any student who has been determined to be an exceptional child, except gifted children, under the provisions of the special education for exceptional children act..."
Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, USD 458 route buses were equipped with cameras. See the letter from our Superintendent regarding bus cameras and reviewing of bus footage here.To contact our Transportation Coordinator, please call: 913.724.5437 (KIDS).