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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

2022-23 KCPS Transportation FAQ

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KCPS Safety Trainer Jerome Franklin completes a pre-route inspection of a school bus on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. 'It takes a village to raise these kids, and these kids are our future. At the end of the day, when we get older and become elderly, it's the kids that we're leaving the world to and they need this education to be able to run the world.'

 

School starts Monday, Aug. 22, 2022! We want every KCPS bus rider to have a good experience this year. Here's what your family needs to know before the first day of school.

 

Is my student eligible to ride the bus?

Students living more than ½ mile from school are eligible for bus service. You can use Google Maps to check the distance between your home and your student’s school.

Students must attend their neighborhood school or a signature school (AC Prep, Border Star, Foreign Language Academy, Carver Dual Language School, Holliday Montessori, Lincoln Middle, Lincoln  College Prep, Paseo Academy) to be eligible for transportation services. Exceptions: Students in Transition (SIT), English Language Learners (ELL) and Exceptional Education (SPED) qualified students.

 

How far away will my student’s bus stop be?

KCPS strives for our bus stops be 2 blocks or less from the student’s designated pickup location.

 

When will my student’s bus arrive?

Students should be at their bus stop 10 minutes prior to bus schedule and allow up to 10 minutes after scheduled pickup prior to contacting transportation.

KCPS parents are encouraged to download the SafeStopApp to track buses’ current location and approximate arrival time. You will need your student ID to register. School access code: 2022KCPS

 

Will my student have transportation on the first day of school?

Students eligible for bus service and enrolled by Aug. 7, 2022, should receive a postcard in the mail this week with bus route information.

Students eligible for bus service who enrolled Aug. 8-22 will not receive a postcard. Please contact your child’s school and ask for an add-on slip. An add-on slip is good for 5 days of ridership until a permanent route is established (last week of August).

Starting in September, newly enrolled students will have a bus route created approximately 3 school days after enrollment. Bus information can be found in Infinite Campus.

 

How do I contact KCPS transportation?

Please call 816-418-8825 or email schoolbus@kcpublicschools.org.