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Transportation FAQ's

My child goes to daycare that is not within the school of attendance boundaries, do you provide bus service?

  • No, bus service is only provided to addresses with the boundaries of your child’s school of attendance.
 
My child lives in the walk zone, but I want them to ride the bus. (Policy EEA)
  • State law provides that resident students living three and one-half miles or more from school will be entitled to free transportation to and from school. The Board of Education has acted to provide transportation to resident students who live one mile or more from school. Transportation shall be furnished for shorter distances if, in the opinion of the Board, conditions are unreasonably hazardous relative to the age of the students concerned, as long as no appreciable additional expense is incurred by the district.
 
  • Transportation for a student with a disability will be provided if the IEP team determines that such transportation is necessary as a related service due to the student's disability. Transportation for special education students or students classified as homeless will be provided in accordance with law.
 
Who is the district’s transportation provider?
  • The Grandview C4 School District owns and operates its own school bus fleet of .  Providing safe, efficient, and timely transportation are our top priorities.
 
How do I appeal my bus top location?  
  • All appeals should be submitted to Director of Transportation, Adam M. Schwartz for review. Bus stop appeal forms are accessible via the Transportation Department link on the district web site. Appeals are reviewed by the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC has been trained and is knowledgeable of State and District guidelines that govern bus stop locations. Appeal Forms should be mailed to 13208 Park Hills Drive, Grandview, MO 64030 or submitted online. Parents will be notified after the monthly meeting of the TAC decision.


My child’s bus drives right past my house, but only stops at the corners, why can’t the driver just stop at my house?
  • Drivers are not allowed to change school bus stops.  Per the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Board Policy bus stops must be a minimum of 500’ apart and located at convenient intervals…preference will be given to that route serving the largest number of students more directly.

Is it okay to board the bus to talk with the driver, give my student an item, or address a concern?
  • (Policy EEA) Per board Policy and State Statute RSMo 569.155 “Trespass of a School Bus” access to all district transportation is limited to authorized riders and staff. All district staff and drivers shall report any instance of trespass to appropriate administrators and law enforcement agencies.
 
  • If you have a concern or need to speak with the driver please contact the Transportation Director or your Child’s principal. If you do approach the bus, please walk around the driver’s side window to address the driver.  It is important that the bus must remain on schedule and not be delayed with lengthy conversations.

Do the buses have assigned seating?
  • Yes, assigned seats are required for all students regardless of grade.  Seating charts are completed by the 3rd week of school.

We have a family emergency and I need to drop off my students with a friend in the morning. They need to ride with their children in the morning. Is this possible?
  • Yes, the District realizes family situations will occur and for this reason drivers are instructed to pick up all age appropriate students on the morning routes. Students typically will be asked to sit in the front and the driver will need their information (name, grade). Please be sure to send a note with your student if they will need to ride to the friend’s home that afternoon. Student should take the note to the school’s office before noon to get it approved.

Can my student be dropped from the school bus roster?
  • Yes, in accordance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) all school districts must maintain accurate, active ridership rosters. DESE defines an active rider as a student that rides at least one time a week. Based on this the district is required to remove students that are not active riders. If your student will start riding consistently, please contact your school to have them changed from “In-Active” to “Active”.

My student only needs to ride the bus a few times a year or when their car breaks down?
  • For these cases, the schools may be able to issue a note to accommodate them. Please be sure to send notification of this with your student and have them take it to the front office before noon so there is time to process and issue the pass. In some cases, the note may not be available due to, location requested not currently being serviced, bus is at capacity, etc. Please call your school or Transportation Department for more details.  In some cases, it may take 24-72 business hours to make arrangements.