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Transportation
Transportation Director Mark O'Neil and Secretary Crystal Winegarner are your first contacts at the Bus Barn at Winfield Public Schools. The Bus Barn is located at 407 Harter. USD 465 provides bus transportation for all children that live two and one-half (2 1/2) miles or more from their school.

Rules for students on the bus are the same as the rules for behavior in the classroom. If it is not permissible in the classroom, it is not permissible on the bus.

Remember that any time your student is not going to ride the bus you must contact the bus barn to let them know. Our first priority is your child(ren)'s safety.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns at 620-221-5145 or via e-mail mark_oneil@usd465.com or crystal_winegarner@usd465.com.

Bus Route Drivers
#3 Teresa McCaslin
#4 John Moberly
#5 Kristy Turner
#6 Jamey Denison
#7 Charlotte Bruce
#11 Pete Fuller
#14 Vernon Brumley
#15 Melony Harmon
#17 Rodger Weathers
#18 Terry Snell
#20 Jessica Dutton
#23 Randy Cramer
van #40 Linda Silvers

Bus Conduct Code

over 2 years ago

Warning: Driver will contact parent(s) upon initial problem situation.

1st card per semester: Bus driver notifies principal. Student conference with principal. Principal contacts parent/guardian. Conduct form signed by parent.

2nd card per semester: Bus driver notifies principal. Student conference with principal. Parents contacted. Student cannot ride bus for 5 school days. Conduct form signed by parent before student again allowed to ride.

3rd card per semester: Bus driver notifies principal. Student conference with principal. Parents contacted. Student cannot ride bus for remainder of semester or twenty (20) school days, whichever is greater.

In certain situations, at the principal's discretion, students may be denied transportation for the remainder of the school year before the second or third card.

Continued disorderly conduct (five (5) conduct cards in a year) or refusal to obey a reasonable request from the bus driver shall be sufficient reason for being denied transportation on a bus for the remainder of the school year.

New Transportation Procedures

7 months ago

New Transportation Procedures

                 for 2019-2020  School Year                   

 

Pick up and Drop off of Students

There will be a maximum of two Pick Up and Drop Off locations for a student’s weekly schedule.

All changes to a student’s schedule must be submitted in writing, or via email, to the Transportation Department.

Once reviewed and approved, changes will take 24 hours to implement. 

In case of emergencies, school principals or other administrators will approve changes to pick up and drop off locations.  Parents will need to contact the Principal to have emergency changes approved.

District Authorized Locations

Student Pick Up and Drop Off locations will need to be reviewed and authorized.  The Transportation Department will notify parents/guardians of authorized locations in a timely manner.

These locations will be regularly reviewed for access, safety, and routing.

The student’s place of residence or localized pick up locations will take priority over other locations.

The Transportation Department may establish localized or cluster bus stops in an effort to create safe and efficient routing of buses. 

Bus Routes and Shuttle Routes

Shuttle bus Routes will require registration of students for ridership through the Transportation Department.  These shuttle routes are not required according to the state of Kansas distance guidelines, but are provided for safety and courtesy reasons. 

Bus Routes will be communicated to parents/guardians and principals prior to the beginning of each school year.

Changes in bus route schedules may need to take place during the school year.  Any changes will be communicated through the Transportation Department.

Bus pick up wait times will be established and communicated to parents/guardians.

Bus routes will be established with student safety as the priority.

 

Transportation Rules and Guides

over 2 years ago

General Transportation Guidelines


Providing transportation for students is a team effort between bus drivers, students, and parents. It takes all of us working together to get children to school and home safely and on-time. It’s important that he or she understands the school bus safety rules. Please discuss the rules listed below with your child prior to the start of school.

  1. Students shall not wait for the bus in the traveled portion of the roadway.
  2. Students who walk to meet a bus shall walk on the side of the roadway to their left, facing the traffic, except on a divided highway.
  3. Students who must cross the roadway after departing from the bus, shall cross approximately ten (10) feet in front of the bus after the driver signals all is clear.
  4. Students should be on time in meeting the bus. The student should be waiting for the bus and not the bus waiting for the student.
  5. The bus may wait for the students if the students are making a visible attempt to reach the bus.
  6. Buses will wait no longer than one minute.
  7. Parents should send all their students out to meet the bus together.
  8. Students that are habitually late in meeting the bus may be left.
  9. Students who are not going to ride the bus in the morning should call the Bus Barn (221-5145) and inform the transportation supervisor of this, or call the people that are just before their stop and have them let the bus driver know that they will not ride.
  10. Students who do not ride the bus for two (2) consecutive days in the morning, and have not notified the bus driver or transportation supervisor of their intention not to ride, will not be picked up again until they have notified the transportation supervisor that the bus is to stop again and pick them up.
  11. Unauthorized stops, whether to pick up or discharge a student, must be approved by the transportation supervisor or a note given to the bus driver from a parent authorizing the pick up or discharging of the student.
  12. Students riding a bus during stormy weather are advised to listen to local news media for storm warnings and should not attempt to reach school when conditions are unsafe (i.e. heavy snows or flood).
  13. When a child is going home with another student or to a different location, the school and bus driver must receive a note or call from the parents of both children. If notes or calls from both receiving and sending parents are not received, the student(s) will be sent to his/her regular stop.


"Follow These Rules - Don't lose your riding Privilege"

  • Observe same conduct as in the classroom.
  • Be courteous, use no profane language.
  • Do not eat or drink on the bus. No gum.
  • Keep the bus cleanCooperate with the driver.
  • No tobaccoDo not be destructive
  • Stay in your seat.Keep head, hands, and feet inside the bus and out of the aisles
  • Bus driver is authorized to assign seats. 

Basic Bus Rules 

A student is considered to be in school and must follow school rules from the time a student steps on the first bus in the morning until they step off the last bus at home in the evening.The students shall be under the supervision and responsibility of the bus driver.Students are not to carry on unnecessary conversation with the bus driver while the bus is in motion.Students will not be permitted to sit on the driver's seat.No student will be permitted to stand or move about the bus while the bus is in motion. Every student will be provided a seat.Students should not extend any portion of the body through an open bus window.Rough or boisterous conduct will not be permitted on the bus.Students should keep the bus as clean as possible.Pets, firearms, explosives, dangerous objects, insects or reptiles will not be permitted on the bus.No item that is carried on the bus shall be allowed to block the aisle.The possession and/or use of tobacco, alcohol, or any controlled substances by students, in any form, while on a bus shall not be permitted.Open/Click on "Consequences for Bus Conduct Violations" for the Yellow Card Conduct Guidelines.