Early Childhood Transportation to and from School

  • Early childhood students may be eligible for transportation services based on Early Childhood team recommendations. Transportation is available at select Early Childhood locations throughout the district.

    Please complete the transportation request form for the 2023-24 school year.

    ESY requests must be completed by May 17 to be ready for the first day of ESY. Requests for the 2023-2024 school year must be submitted by July 13. If not submitted by July 13, school bus transportation may not be available on the first day of school.

    Changes to existing bus riders:

    Please click on the transportation request form to submit a change. Change requests must be received by noon on Tuesdays for the change to begin by the following Monday or by noon on Thursday to begin by the following Wednesday. Due to various no-school days, the start date may be delayed.

    We will not be able to accommodate temporary changes.

    Bus Information:

    Bus route information will be distributed by DS Bus Lines via email. The scheduled pick-up time is an approximate time. Please have your child ready to board the bus at least five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time each day that your child rides. It is standard procedure for the bus to wait only two minutes past the scheduled pick-up time and then continue the scheduled route. If the bus has unplanned delays of more than 10 minutes, our school bus provider will attempt to alert parents.

    Stopfinder free app for DS Bus Lines is available. Parents can view bus routes and schedule updates in real time on Stopfinder. Subscriptions will be sent to the primary guardian of all bus riders by the first week of August.

    View the Stopfinder instructions video in English

    Vea el video de Instrucciones de Stopfinder en español

    Please call DS Bus Lines at 913-361-7400 when your child is not riding the bus to school on any given day due to illness, appointments, etc. Please notify your child's school of attendance when your child is not riding the bus after school.

    Please notify the Olathe Public Schools transportation office of all persons authorized to accept your child from the bus. Students will only be released to persons you have authorized through the Olathe Public Schools transportation office.

    Early childhood students are routed from their home or daycare provider to and from school. Students will be routed "curb side" whenever possible; students may receive adult assistance when needed for daycare parking lots or apartment complexes. All early childhood buses are equipped with age-appropriate child restraint systems and a bus monitor.

    Contact Information

    Any questions may be directed to the Olathe Public Schools transportation office: email transportation@olatheschools.org