Welcome to the Turner Unified School District's Transportation Department. The Turner District provides bus transportation for all of our students residing in the district.
The top priority of our professionally trained Turner transportation drivers is to transport each student safely. Turner Transportation will achieve success measured by a safe driving record and efficient use of resources by expecting the best from each member of the Transportation Department.
Students' inbound bus route information can now be found online! Please follow the steps below to access your students' bus information.
- Click here to access the Tyler's Versatrans e-Link website.
- Select your student's grade, from the program drop down menu, enter your home address and click the "Find School/Transportation Information Info" button. The system will then provide you with your student's bus route information.
- If you experience any issues, please feel free to contact the Transportation Department at (913) 288-3700.
Bus Stop Arrival Times
Arrival times posted for buses are approximate times. Traffic conditions, road construction, accidents and weather conditions are a few of the reasons why the arrival times may fluctuate. Student route adjustments are made to accommodate new enrollments and relieve overcrowding which may slightly change drop-off and pick-up times. Especially during the first 3 weeks of school, expect slightly varying times. Our goal is to arrive at designated stops withing a 10 minute window of the posted time.
Passes are required for all students riding the late buses. Late bus passes should be obtained from the school office that day and given to the bus driver. Late buses run a route with multiple stops and it is up to the student to pay attention and get off at a stop in proximity to their home. If you have questions about late routes, please contact the Transportation Department at (913) 288-3700.
All riders are expected to wait respectfully and quietly at their designated bus stop. Turner Transportation recommends students arrive at the stop 5-10 minutes before the posted time. Parent supervision at bus stops is encouraged.
- Students should not be in the street while waiting for the bus. Transportation should be contacted if a problem or safety concern is noted at a stop.
- When the bus pulls up, students should wait for it to come to a complete stop and use the rail to enter or exit the bus. The stairs can be very slippery in wet weather.
- Students should walk to their seat, sit down and keep the noise to a classroom level. Students may not stand, enter the aisle or turn around in their seats.
- Once the bus reaches the school or activity destination, exit the bus in an orderly fashion and proceed to the event. Do not go behind the bus.
- When students board the bus to go home from school or an activity, they should follow the same procedures as pick up.
- When the bus reaches the designated stop, students should make sure they have personal items such as books, glasses, clothing, equipment, phones, iPad's, etc. and exit the bus, utilizing the rail.
- When exiting the bus, students should walk away from the bus immediately and never walk behind the bus.
- If a student must cross the street, they should do so in the front of the bus. The driver can assist by looking in their mirrors and signalling it is okay to cross. All buses have a stop sign and they will stay out until students are away from any traffic.
- Students should be alert for vehicles that do not stop when the bus is loading or unloading students.
- Students should look before crossing roadways. Students should never touch the school bus while the bus is in motion on the roadway as they are approaching the bus stop or leaving the bus stop. Students should never try to retrieve any item that may end up under the school bus.
To be sure students are transported in the safest manner possible, school bus drivers are required to:
- Have a commercial driver's license with a "S" and "P" endorsement. This includes a written test, a minimum of 12 hours driving time with a trainer, a test on parts of the bus, and a rigorous driving course with a DMV instructor.
- Pass a complete driving and background check.
- Pass Department of Transportation physicals every 2 years.
- Complete a defensive driving course every three years.
- Complete first aid/CPR training every other year.
- Undergo regular drug and alcohol testing.
- Maintain a good driving record throughout employment with Turner USD 202.