Special Education Transportation Request

  • Special services busing may be available to students who are eligible based on Individualized Education Program (IEP) team recommendations. If your student is eligible, please complete the registration form and submit. Any questions may be directed to the Olathe Public Schools special services transportation office at 913-780-7348.

    First Student will contact you with detailed information concerning your student’s route prior to the first day of transport. The scheduled pick-up time is an approximate time. First Student requests a 10-minute window, five minutes before and after the scheduled time, to allow for traffic, etc. 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, First Student will attempt to alert parents through the Olathe Public Schools Blackboard email/text notification system.

    Please notify the Olathe Public Schools special services transportation office of all persons authorized by you to accept your child from the bus. First Student will NOT release your child to any person not listed in our records. You must provide additional written permission for your student to be released without an adult present. 

    Any changes to your student’s transportation needs should be communicated to the Olathe Public Schools special services transportation office. Please allow a minimum of three business days for changes to be in effect.