To apply, please visit the transportation department at 10850 E. Woodmen Road in Peyton
, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our office is not the main building facing the frontage road; we are in the large shed behind the offices. To get to the transportation department, please drive through the gate on the west side of the Education Service Center and immediately turn right. Follow the blue signs that will direct you back to our office.
Our process requires new customers to sign up in person so that we may answer questions, clarify where your student's stop is and, most importantly, issue a Zonar bus pass.
Existing patrons have a number of options
If all information on last year’s application remains the same, you do not need to do anything.
But any patron who desires to take advantage of the annual pre-pay option must still make that payment by or on Sept. 2, 2016.
If your address has changed, please fill out a new application and mark an “X” in the box noting a change to a pre-existing application.
Your completed form may be sent to the transportation department via email, traditional mail, or fax. You may also visit the transportation department to fill out a form. Change applications are always available from the transportation web page and Parent Portal.
Procedures for Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Although existing patrons qualifying for the free-and-reduced program need not re-apply to ride, they must still show proof of qualifying for the program for the 2016-2017 school year. New patrons qualifying for the program will need to come to the transportation department to fill out a transportation fee-for-service application and receive a bus pass.
For those who submit an application for the free-and-reduced lunch program with the district’s nutrition services, you may either:
- On the information release part of the application, check “District 49 Bus Transportation Fee” and nutrition services will provide the transportation team with a copy of the approval letter, or
- Bring in a copy of the approval letter to the transportation department.
For those families that receive direct certification, a copy of the approval letter must be provided to the transportation team.
Applying for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program:
For the 2016-2017 school year, nutrition services will begin accepting free-and-reduced lunch applications online Tuesday July 11, 2016. Go to https://falcon.sdms2.com
to fill out the form. You may also visit nutrition services beginning Wednesday, July 13, 2016, to drop off or fill out an application. Nutrition services is located in the same building as the transportation department. Remember, the deadline to submit your approval letter to transportation is Sept. 16, 2016. After that date, fees for rides will be applied to your account until the transportation department receives a copy of your approval letter. You will be responsible for the payment of these fees.
Accounts and Payments
Your transportation account will reside on Parent Portal. Invoicing will be done via the e-mail address that you provided during the enrollment process. If you do not have an e-mail address, invoices will be mailed. All payment are due within 30 days after receipt of monthly invoice. Any account in arrears 3 months or $100.00 will be referred to our collection agency.
Accepted Forms of Payment
Cash payments are accepted only at the transportation department during its posted service hours. Personal checks made out to “District 49 Transportation” may either be brought to the department or mailed. Payments may also be made in Parent Portal. Credit card payments may either be made at the transportation department or in Parent Portal.