The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education established criteria related to bus routing and bus stops for school districts and transportation providers' guidance. Northwest adheres to the rules unless road conditions or safety concerns justify a variance. The criteria include the following:
•No stop should be within 500 feet of another stop.
•The school bus must be visible for at least 500 feet in each direction on a highway with no shoulder and a speed limit greater than 60 miles per hour. The bus must be visible for a least 300 feet in each direction on other roadways.
Find your bus
Versatrans helps families determine the school serving your neighborhood and the bus stops. Click here to access Versatrans parent portal. The Username is parent and the Password is also parent. Enter in the student's grade and address information. Select Find School/Transportation Info. In the event the system does not recognize your address, please contact the Transportation Office at 636.671.0033 during regular hours for assistance.
On early release days, your child's bus route, stop and stop time will be 90 minutes earlier than their normal drop off. All early release days are shown on the district calendar.
Kindergarten Bus Transportation
Families are required to meet kindergarten students at the school bus stop. It is the family's responsibility to arrange for someone to meet their child. Drivers are required to take a kindergarten student back to their school if his or her parent or guardian is not visible at the stop and cannot be reached at their home phone by the dispatcher. If no one is there to meet the Kindergartener, that student will be returned to school.