ABOUT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Blue Valley Schools currently provides free bus transportation to students who live 2.5 or more miles from their assigned school. Mileage is figured by measuring the most direct route from the student's house to the school. Students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program may be eligible to receive busing at no cost. Free bus transportation may also be available to children who qualify that are enrolled in some special education programs.
Bus transportation is available for parents who want to purchase service for elementary children who live less than 2.5 miles from their assigned school and for middle and high school students who live less than 2.5 miles but further than 1.5 miles from home to school. High school and middle school students who live closer than 1.5 miles to school do not qualify for transportation services.
Information about mileage may be obtained by clicking here. Additional information about attendance areas may be obtained from the school. You may also contact Blue Valley Schools at (913) 239-4102.
Questions or concerns about bus routes or transportation fees should be directed to Durham School Services at (913) 681-2492.
Door-to-door service will not be provided. Students are asked to walk to designated bus stops to board the bus. While Durham School Services, through the district, does attempt to provide time schedules for bus stops, these schedules are a guide only and students should be prepared for the bus to arrive 5 minutes earlier or later than what is listed. Bus stop times are subject to change. In case of severe weather, the district cannot guarantee that buses will run on schedule. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding when weather-related delays occur. Families are encouraged to register each school year for Durham’s text caster messages specific to their students’ route to stay informed.
PAY RIDER ELIGIBILITY CHANGES FOR 2022-23
Despite exhaustive efforts to attract and retain bus drivers, pay rider changes are necessary to reduce the number of routes needed and stabilize transportation services for the 2022-23 school year.
- High school and middle school students will not be provided bus services if they are less than 1.5 miles from home to school (except for students qualifying for Special Education transportation services.)
- There will be no change to the pay rider eligibility for elementary school students.
- High school and middle school bus stop distances will increase from .25 mi to .5 mi where it is safe to do so; reduces the number of stops and increases the speed of the route.
REPORT A BUS
National Call-in Line for Safety and Safe Driving Concerns is (833) 287-7376. Contact Durham school Services at (913) 681-2492 with all other inquiries.