The FPS Transportation Department’s #1 priority is student safety. We’ve taken steps to address safety including (but not limited to) having clear student expectations of behavior and by having a designated staff member (our wonderful bus aides!) ride on every bus to ensure the driver is not distracted and the ride is safe for everyone.
The department operates 19 daily routes and provides transportation for school field trips and athletic activities as requested. We have 26 professional drivers to drive our fleet of 31 buses and four suburbans.
Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Safe.
Is my child eligible to ride the bus?
If you have questions regarding your child’s eligibility to ride the bus, please call the Transportation office at 402-727-3017. Every student’s situation is different. Speaking to us is the best way to determine what services we have available for your child.
My child won't be riding today, who should I call?
In the event your child will not be riding the bus (whether staying home from school or riding with someone else) please call the Transportation office at 402-727-3017. This will allow our dispatcher to relay that information to our driver.
What should I do if my child left something on the bus?
It is important that students gather all items before leaving the bus. FPS is not responsible for items left on the bus. In the event an item is left on the bus, call the Transportation office @ 402-727-3017 immediately. We will attempt to find the item for you. If the item is found we will notify you and hold it for pick-up at the transportation office.
How can I be sure I'm alerted if there is a school closure for inclement weather?
Local radio stations are alerted as soon as school is cancelled for weather. Those stations are:
KHUB 1340 (AM)
KFMT 105.5 (FM)
Parents can also sign up to receive notifications to their phone via Power School’s School Messenger. This enables you to receive up-to-date information so plans can be made as soon as possible. Click on the link below for instructions. Once there, scroll down and select ‘School Messenger.’
How are bus routes determined?
Bus routes are determined using three parameters: state regulation (insert link), student need, and district resources. We also have routes for students in special education programs along with activity and trip buses for activities.