Transportation General Information
Students who live one mile or more from Academy for Integrated Arts will be provided with bus service.
All transportation services for Academy for Integrated Arts are provided by First Student Bus Company. Parents can contact the terminal operations manager at First Student directly at (816) 254-5262- regarding problems with pick-up or drop -off times, late service, missed stops, etc.
Requests for transportation or for changes in routes or route stops, and problem and complaints, should be directed to Phoebe Bassue at (816) 444-1720.
Transportation – Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. How do I get my student assigned to a bus route?
A. You will need to complete a “Transportation Request” form. The form can be obtained at the AFIA ofﬁce. It generally takes 3-5 business days to get a student assigned to a route.
Q. How do I get a new route assignment if I move?
A. To get a new route assignment, you will need to complete a “Transportation Request” form. Since you have moved, you will also need to submit a “Change of Address” form and provide documentation that veriﬁes your new address and conﬁrms that it is in the Kansas City, Missouri school district. A new route will not be assigned until all the required paperwork is submitted to the front ofﬁce.
PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED ONE TRANSPORTATION ADDRESS – THEY CANNOT BE PICKED UP AND DROPPED OFF AT TWO SEPARATE LOCATIONS.
A. You will need to contact the First Student Transportation if you want to change to a different stop on your current route. Please do not take your student to the new stop without ﬁrst obtaining approval.
A. You will need to contact the front ofﬁce who will advise you of your options in an emergency or unusual situations.
A. Please contact the principal, Tricia DeGraff (816.444.1722) to report incidents that occur on the bus.
A. Academy for Integrated Arts works directly with the bus company to route stops that are as convenient as possible for all students. No student should be assigned a route that is more than six walking blocks from his/her transportation address. You may contact First Student to see if there are other stops nearer to your transportation address, but, as a rule, your stop will not be changed because it is too far.
A. Some students may receive a curbside stop due to a medical or physical challenge. If you believe your student is eligible, please contact the front ofﬁce. All requests for this
special accommodation must be reviewed by the District 504 Committee who will make the ﬁnal determination regarding eligibility.
A. In our efforts to group students together and avoid more than one stop on a block, students can be assigned to be picked up and dropped off at a curbside stop that is designated for a special needs student.
A. If your child has a medical condition that requires that he/she receive a curbside stop, a “Special Transportation Request form” must be submitted. This form can be
obtained in the Front ofﬁce. Once it is returned, the request will be submitted to the bus company and the stop added to a route. This process usually takes 5 working days.