Welcome to the Department of Transportation

The transportation staff is committed to providing a safe, caring and efficient service to the students of the Blue Springs Schools. Students who cannot comply with the following regulations may be denied the privilege of riding the bus.

The latest technology is used to assure our students have the best transportation available and parents can access the information necessary. Transfinder is a program that allows our parents and students to look up bus stops in the neighborhoods and determine not only the best stop location but the pick-up time. The Transportation Office is located at 200 S.E. U.S. 40, Blue Springs, MO 64014 and may be reached by phone at 816-874-3799.

Bus stops are designated in each housing addition. To facilitate the loading process, students should be at their stop at least 5 minutes prior to pick up time. Transportation attempts to keep bus rides less than 30 minutes each way (i.e., times vary depending on residence proximity to the school). If a parent or guardian would like to request a change in the bus stop location, please download and review the Stop Change Request Form.

Bus safety is of paramount importance, and, for that reason, students should obey the driver's directions at all times. Unruly or discourteous behavior on the bus may result in the suspension of bus riding privileges. A comprehensive listing of bus regulations is located in the Index section of this handbook.


  • The driver is in charge of the students and the bus. Students must obey the driver promptly.
  • Classroom conduct is to be observed by the students while riding the bus except for ordinary conversation.
  • Students must remain seated and face the front of the bus until their own bus stop is reached. The driver may assign any seat for any student.
  • Unnecessary conversation with the driver is prohibited.
  • Students must be on time. The bus cannot wait beyond its regular schedule.
  • Students riding on an bus other than their assigned bus must bring a signed note from home and have it signed by the principal of their school as well.
  • Students cannot get off the bus at any other stop other than their assigned bus stop without permission from parents and the principal.
  • Students must not, at any time, extend arms or head out of the bus window.
  • Eating or drinking on the bus are not allowed.
  • No profanity or smoking allowed on the bus.
  • Do not throw any article on the bus or out the windows.
  • No animals (including insects and reptiles - dead or alive) allowed on the bus.
  • No glass containers are allowed on the bus.
  • Pupils who must cross the road after leaving the bus shall cross in front of the bus and only upon signal given by the driver.
  • Stand back at the bus stop until the driver opens the door.
  • Students must treat each other with mutual respect. verbal or physical harassment will be reported to the principal for necessary action.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted on the bus. Rules are posted on each bus.

The Transportation Department reminds you of our winter dress policy for all of our buses in the district. We require that Blue Springs School District students riding any route or trip bus to wear warm clothes, socks, shoes, and a winter coat in order to board the bus. Although we attempt to maintain an excellent and safe fleet of buses, a school bus may experience a problem that forces it to shut down during the route or trip. During the winter months our weather can be extremely cold and unpredictable. Therefore, we ask that you make sure your children are properly dressed for the winter weather. Students riding an extracurricular trip bus are also required to bring a warm blanket. Students who are not properly dressed may be denied bus boarding and transportation services.

Severe Clause

Violations which may be subject to immediate suspension from the bus include, but are not limited to:

  • Having tobacco products, drugs or drug paraphernalia on the bus.
  • Throwing objects in or at the bus.
  • Having dangerous items, such as knives or sharp blades, on the bus.
  • Foul or abusive language toward the driver.
  • Damaging the bus, such as cutting seats, etc.
  • Fighting on the bus.
  • Creating a safety hazard for the entire bus.