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If you have moved and need a bus assigned based on your new address, please submit a Transportation Application.

To make a temporary transportation change (ex. parent pick up for one day instead of the usual bus) fill out the End of Day Change Form.

Students who live one mile or more from University Academy will be provided bus service.

All transportation services for University Academy are provided by First Student Bus Company. Parents can contact the terminal operations manager at First Student directly - 816-254-5262 - regarding problems with pick-up or drop-off times, late service, missed stops, etc.

Requests for transportation or for changes in routes or route stops, and problems and complaints, should be directed to Kendall Johnson, at 816-412-5994.

School bus conduct policies may be found in the student/parent handbook.

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How do I get my student assigned to a bus route?

    You will need to complete a Transportation Request form, when it becomes available.
  • Q. I have located a more convenient stop on my child's route. Can I switch to that location?

    You will need to contact the Director of Transportation if you want to change to a different stop on your current route. Please do not take your student to the new stop without first obtaining approval.
  • Q. Why is my bus stop in front of someone else's house?

    In our efforts to group students together and avoid more than one stop on a block, students can be assigned to be picked up and dropped off at a curbside stop that is designated for a special needs student.
  • Q. My child has a condition that will prevent him/her from walking a long distance to a designated bus stop. How can I arrange to have him/her picked up at home?

    If your child has a medical condition that requires that he/she receive a curbside stop, a Special Transportation Request form must be submitted. This form can be obtained in the Central Office. Once it is returned, the request will be submitted to the bus company and the stop added to a route. This process usually takes 5 working days.
  • Q. I need to report an incident that occurred on the bus. Who do I contact?

    You may contact the Director of Transportation or the School Principal to report incidents that occur on the bus.
  • Q. How do I get a new route assignment if I move?

    To get a new route assignment, you will need to complete a Transportation Request form. Since you have moved, you will also need to submit a "Change of Address" form and provide documentation that verifies your new address and confirms that it is in the Kansas City, Missouri School District. A new route will not be assigned until all the required paperwork is submitted to the Central Office.

  • Q. How do I make temporary transportation arrangements if I am out of town or have an emergency?

    You will need to contact the Director of Transportation who will advise you of your options in an emergency or unusual situations.


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