IMPORTANT 2022-23 TRANSPORTATION UPDATE
- Be aware that First Student is currently short of school bus drivers to accommodate all scheduled routes. They continue to work aggressively to recruit and train high quality drivers, but this shortage will result in delays for some routes. If you get connected to the FirstView app, you will receive updates regarding your child’s bus to best manage your time, and your student’s. The labor crisis impacting other local businesses is doing the same for our bus company. While I know this is a less than ideal situation, please know that we are working hard with First Student to recruit and train highly-qualified drivers to support safe school environments.
- If you haven’t already, download the FirstView app from the App Store or Google Play. This app allows you to securely track your child’s bus, receive bus-specific communication, and customize push alerts regarding your child’s bus. It’s free, and you can find more information at www.usd259.org/firstview. In order to successfully connect to the FirstView app, you will need two pieces of information: (1) your child’s student ID; and (2) a security code to assure safe parent access to the system. The code must be obtained from your child’s school office, so please plan to reach out to the school during the normal business day.
- Remind your student of bus routines and safety practices. If your child is elementary aged, please take a few minutes to watch this short video that reminds them about the S.A.F.E.T.Y. Zone around their school.
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Students must live 2.5 miles* or more from their assigned school to qualify for transportation to that school.
*The distance is determined by the routing program, Edulog, which provides distance using the most direct route.
Wichita Transit Partnership
Our Partnership with Wichita Transit provides alternative transportation for students
All students are eligible to receive transportation through Wichita Transit with reduced-price bus passes. The prices are $20 a month, $40 a semester or $70 a year. Bus passes are available through your school's office or at www.wichitatransit.org.
Severe Weather Emergency
If buses are in transit when a tornado warning is issued, bus drivers will be directed to follow their severe weather plan and when appropriate to proceed to the nearest USD 259 secondary school in the morning and elementary school in the afternoon to seek shelter. Bus drivers will remain with students at that location until released to resume the bus run.
Asst. Supervisor, Office Operations
Asst. Supervisor, Field Services
Technical Analyst, Special Education
Transportation Services Department
School Service Center
3850 N Hydraulic
Wichita, KS 67219