For questions regarding bus routes — pick-up times and drop-off times — contact the Transportation Department at (816) 321-5007. Dispatchers will be able to assist with any questions they may have. Searching for the attending schools for a particular street address? Go to: VersaTrans eLink and type in a street address to find the elementary, middle and high school attended by that address. For questions regarding school policy about bus riding, contact your school.
Find transportation forms at the bottom of this page.
Guidelines for Transporting Musical Instruments on a Bus
The Following Instruments are NOT transported on NKC District School Busses except as noted.
Double Bass: Not transported on Bus (instrument extends beyond seating area)
Cello: (Only transported on orchestra trips when empty seats are available and instrument fits within seat)
Band:(*Drivers may be able to transport instruments that will fit within the confines of a seat for band trips that have extra available empty seats.)
French Horns (band trips only*)
Trombones with cases that will not fit between students within the seat or completely under the seat
Tenor Saxophone with cases that will not fit between students within the seat or completely under the seat
Percussion: (Percussion may be transported on busses specifically reserved to transport band if there are available empty seats leaving 2 rows between students and percussion and all percussion items are stowed with the majority of the instrument below the top of the seat. All percussion hardware must be stored in a way to reduce the risk of instruments being projectiles in the event of an accident. (No instruments in the aisle)
Tenor Drums (Quads/Quints)
Any percussion hardware that extends into the aisle
Oversized Cymbals and Plates
Electronics:(For trips with Jazz Band, Pep Band or Electronic Orchestra)
Keyboards that extend beyond the seat and will not fit between seats
Amps that will not fit on seats with the 75% of amp below seat top
Guitars and cases that will not fit between seats
Auxiliary (Marching Band):
Any auxiliary items that will not fit within or between seats
Parents will be required to find transportation to and from school for any large instruments on this list and/or like-sized instruments and their cases, not included on this list.
INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE
Transportation utilizes Alternate Snow Stops during inclement weather. Parents of students at these bus stops are notified well in advance of the potential for their bus stop to change when weather is bad. Alternate Snow Stops are updated weekly and sometimes daily during periods of snow and ice. Alternate Snow Stops - Level 2are used only when the location of N. E. Russell Road at N. Holmes Street is impassable for buses. Parents of those students affected by Level 2 will be notified in advance by letter of their appropriate alternate stop if Level 2 is activated.
ATTENDANCE AREAS & MAPS
For boundary questions you may contact the routers in the Transportation Department at (816) 321-5007. With an address, routers are able to tell you the elementary, middle and high school that your child would attend. The same can be accomplished by using VersaTrans eLink. Descriptions of the elementary, middle and high school attendance areas may be found under Attendance Areas.
For an overview of the district and its 21 elementary, 5 middle and 4 high schools, view the district locations map (linked below).