Fee For Service Bus Information

  • Board of Education approve transportation fees for the 2017-2018 school year are:

    Annual (One Payment)
    Oct. 1, 2017
    $200 $375 $500
    Semester (Two Payments)
    Sept. 1, 2017
    Feb. 2, 2018
    $120 $225 $275
    Quarterly (Four Payments)*
    Sept. 1, 2017
    Nov. 3, 2017
    Jan. 5, 2018
    March 2, 2018 
    $75 $150 $175 
    Stand-by Punch Card, purchased in advance $25 for a 10 ride punch card
    * First Quarter Conversion to Annual Fee: Families that purchase a quarterly pass at the beginning of school have until Oct. 1 to upgrade to annual pass. For example, a family with two riders, who purchased a first quarter pass for $150 can pay $225 more prior to Oct. 1 to upgrade to the annual pass. A family purchasing a one rider pass for $75 for the first quarter can pay the additional $125 by Oct. 1 to upgrade to an annual pass. This upgrade option allows families to spread the cost of an annual pass our over two payments, and save money overall compared to purchasing four quarterly passes during the year.
    • Payments not received by due date will incur a $25 late fee for administrative processing.
    • Annual, semester and quarterly fees are non-refundable unless you move out of the district (amount of refund will be pro-rated).
    • Regardless of pass type, payments must be made by the dates specified above to avoid any late charges.
    • Families with new riders must complete the initial registration at the trasportation office or Creekside Success Center to get the bus pass cards.
    • Families with two or more riders must visit the transportation office or Creekside Success Center (through July 21) to sign up and make initial payment so we can verify account accuracy and bus stop information.
    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 metal building 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 customers with one student

    If all information on last year’s application remains the same, simply log in to parent portal. Select the type of bus pass you prefer and make your payment.

    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.  Download the change application now or download on the Parent Portal.

    Existing customers with two or more students

    You must call or come to the transportation office or Creekside Success Center (through July 21) to select your pass option and make payment.  This is necessary to ensure the accuracy of your account and bus stop information.  Our phone number is 719.495.1159.

    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 2017-2018 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 or email it to busfees@d49.org.
    For those families that receive direct certification, a copy of the approval letter must be provided to the transportation team.

    For the 2017-2018 school year, nutrition services will begin accepting free-and-reduced lunch applications online Wednesday July 12, 2017. Go to https://falcon.sdms2.com to fill out the form. You may also visit nutrition services beginning Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 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. 30, 2017. 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

    bus icon Your transportation account will reside on Parent Portal. You may make your semester or quarterly payments there if you have one student riding the bus. Families with two or more students must contact our office at 719.495.1159.  

    Rocky Mountain Classical Academy and Banning Lewis Ranch Academy families need contact our office for payments. Transportation will no longer mail invoices or send out emails to patrons. All payments are due on the dates provided in the fee schedule. Any account in arrears after the due date will be charged a $25 late/administration fee. If your account is 3 months behind it will be turned over to our collection service.

    Accepted Forms of Payment

    Cash payments are accepted only at the transportation department during 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. Parent Portal payments can only be made if you have one student riding the buss. Families with two or more riders must call the transportation office.

    Bus Stop Information

    bus stop sign The 2017-2018 general education route bus stop information will be posted for viewing beginning Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

    Our bus stop information, called "Infofinder i" is located in Parent Portal. Just enter your home address. All buses for each school supported will be reflected on the left side. Look for your student’s school and then determine his or her bus number, bus stop location and morning and afternoon pickup and drop off times. Remember to note variances between morning and afternoon buses. We do try to keep bus numbers and locations the same for each, but that is not always possible.

    If our web-based stop locator shows no bus stops are reflected for your school, please contact our office by phone at 719.495.1159 or email akey@d49.org.

    Please check bus stop information after Thursday, July 27, 2017, to confirm bus stop information. Stop information may change at any time due to safety issues.

    We certainly attempt to keep stops the same from year to year, however, in our growing and dynamic district, that is not always possible.

    How To Contact Us

    Mailing Address: District 49 Transportation
    10850 E. Woodmen Road
    Peyton, CO, 80831
    Email Address: busfees@d49.org
    Phone Number: 719.495.1159
    Fax Number: 719.494.8979
    Hours: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Fee-for-Service Contact

CeCe Catherwood
Transportation Secretary
Phone: 719.495.1159
Roxann Clark
Fee for Service, Operations Technician
Phone: 719.495.1159
Last Modified on March 22, 2018