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The following is a list of documents compiled here in the School Bus Safety Unit for use and information.

12 & 15 Passenger Rated Van Information (PDF) Information document on using 12 and 15 passenger vans for student transportation

14 Passenger School Bus Document (PDF) Information document  regarding CDL and other requirements for activity and school buses with a passenger rating of 14 or less plus the driver.

2020 - 2021 Transportation Safety Review Guidance (PDF)

ADA question and answer document regarding service animals (PDF)

Bus Driver Hiring Informational Guide (PDF) Infomration guide and checklist for hiring new activity/school bus drivers

Bus Driver Hour Guidance Document (PDF) School Transportation Officials and School Administrators should be aware of driving hours when sending their School/Activity Bus or School Passenger Vehicle Drivers on field and activity trips. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and information regarding driving hours.


Charging Fees for Student Transportation (PDF) Questions and answers for school districts when charging students for transportationC

File Retention for School Transportation (PDF) Quick reference guide for mandate file rention for school transportation

Special Education Resources (link) IEP and other resources from the KSDE Special Education and Title Services 

Special Needs and IEP Transportation Guidance (PDF) A list of items and issues which may or may not need to be discussed when transportation is part of an IEP

KDOT School Vehicle Accident Data (PDF) Document containing Kansas school bus crash statistics compiled from data submitted to the Kansas Department of Transportation

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
School Transportation Related  Crashes

Required Staff & Student Training

Guideline for the Safe Transportation of Pre-School Age Children in School Buses (PDF)

School Bus Safety Director
Keith Dreiling
785-296-6659 (fax)

School Bus Safety Assistant Director
Dennis Tate

School Bus Training Coordinator 
Melissa Ostermeyer

Senior Administrative Assistant
Annette Blevins

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