Bus and Vehicle Documents

12 & 15 Passenger Rated Van Information (PDF) Using 12 and 15 passenger vans for student transportation is illegal

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.

Annual Inspection Guidance Document - Webpage containing links to the annual inspection guidance and required inspection forms

Used School Bus Document (PDF) Information document regarding buying and selling used school buses in Kansas along with information on the 25 year rule.

Crash Data

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

Driver Documents

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.


Miscelaneous Transportation Documents

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

Required and Recommended Staff and Student Training Web Page 

Required and Recommended Staff and Student Training (PDF) Document

Safety Review Documents

2023 - 2024 Transportation Safety Review Guidance (PDF)

Auditor's Worksheet Tool (EXCEL)

Special Education and IEP Transportation Information

IEP Information, Questions & Answers (PDF) Information document including questions and answers from Transportation Involvement in the IEP Workshop presented by Bert Moore, Director of Special and Title Services, Kansas State Department of Education during the 2021 Annual KSPTA Transportation Safety Conference 

Service Animals (PDF) ADA question and answer document and other information regarding service animals  

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

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

Transportation Network Companies (TNC)

Transportation Network Companies Information Document (PDF)

Senate Bill 215

The board of education of a Kansas school district may contract with a transportation network company to transport eight persons or fewer to and from school or school-related activities, where appropriate, as the contract with the transportation network company may establish

The board of education of a school district that contracts for school transportation services pursuant to this section shall:

  • Provide notice to the parent or guardian of a student that such student will be riding with a transportation network company
  • Provide an annual disclaimer to the parent or guardian of a student that may be transported by a transportation network company that the school district uses transportation network company services for school transportation purposes and that the relationship between the school district and the transportation network company is governed by a contract and not the rules and regulations of the state board of education
  • Permit the parent or guardian of a student to not allow such student to ride with a transportation network company
  • Maintain insurance coverage or endorsement for students transported by a transportation network company that covers the students as though the students were in the care, custody and control of the school district even when being transported by a transportation network company.

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

School Bus Safety
Public Service Administrator
Dennis Tate

School Bus Safety
Public Service Administrator 

Melissa Ostermeyer


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