Our Pay-to-Ride transportation program has been suspended for the 2020-21 school year. We will resume this program when the District enters the green area on the Covid-19 Risk Dial. If you would like to turn in a registration form to hold a place for your student, you are welcome to do so.
Please download a paper form and send that to Transportation.
Thank you and stay safe.
Kearney Public Schools Transportation Services
Kearney Public School’s Transportation Department uses a hub and spoke process to get students to and from school. The process reduces the number of buses on the road while adding transportation services for many students previously not eligible to ride the bus. The hub system also supports school choice providing services from any existing bus stop or school to any school in the District. Within this process, there will be students who are eligible for free transportation services and others qualifying under our pay-to-ride program. (See details below)
KPS only uses front door pickup for special needs students qualifying for transportation. Regular education students will have designated neighborhood bus stop locations.
Students Eligible for Free Transportation:
1. Living in the attendance boundary of their school and over 4 miles from that school and 3 miles from a pickup point.
2. District Placement Students: Students assigned to attend a school other than their home school.
Students Eligible for Pay-to-Ride Transportation:
In town students:
May meet the bus at their neighborhood school and ride to the school they are attending.
Attending a school other than their home school or living within 4 miles of their home school and 3 miles from an existing bus stop.
Students must meet the bus at an existing stop or school.
Buses will not travel outside existing routes to provide Pay-to-Ride services.
Eligibility for In Town & Rural Students:
Will depend on there being room on the bus for additional students up to 90% of rated capacity. Date Transportation Department receives completed Registration Form with Payment (Must be completed annually)
ID Card will be issued to accepted students and must be shown when boarding the bus.
1011 West 20th Street
$127.00 per school year/pro-rated based on month student begins to ride.
$15.00 Lost Smart tag replacement fee.
Pro-rated refunds will be given after the ID card has been returned provided the student moves to a location that makes it unreasonable for them to continue using the service or if the student loses their seat to a student qualifying for free transportation services.
Students are allowed only one pickup and one drop off point.