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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Owasso Public Schools Transportation.

What are the factors that determine whether my student can ride the bus or not?

  • Your address must be in our school’s district

  • Your student must be enrolled/ attend OPS

How do I locate my student’s route number, bus stop, pick-up, and drop-off times?

Our family is new to the OPS district. What do I need to do to get my student set up for transportation?
First, welcome to Owasso Public Schools! Call our office at 918-272-2231, we would be glad to walk you through the process.

My student has been riding the bus, but we have moved to a new address. What do I need to do to get my student set up for transportation from our new address?

My student will attend Tulsa Tech. Where can I find information about shuttles to and from my student’s school?

My student has a special need. What do I need to do to get my student signed up for Special Education transportation to and from school?
Please contact your student’s teacher. The teacher will guide you through the process.

My student’s bus is running late either picking up at the stop or dropping off at the stop my student rides from and to. How can I find out if and when the bus is going to arrive?
Call our office at 918-272-2231 or look for an automated email or text from OPS.

Is it possible to have a closer stop added for my student or to have my student assigned to a different stop?
Our routing department may or may not be able to add a closer stop or to set your student up for a different stop. You may submit a request for a closer or different stop by emailing Transportation and making your request. Be sure to include:

  • Name

  • Student’s ID (or lunch) number

  • Grade

It is important that you explain specifically and in detail why your student may need a new stop. Normally you will hear back within 48 business hours. If you do not hear back at that time you are welcome to call our transportation office at 918-272-2231 to check on the status of your request.

Can my student occasionally or permanently use a different stop or use a different stop in the morning and afternoon?

  • To ensure accountability for students transported and for emergency situations, only those students who are assigned to bus stops will be allowed to ride under normal circumstances.

  • In the event, a child custody agreement is in place a parent/guardian can complete an Alternate Transportation form.

  • In the event, an extreme emergency situation arises the Director of Transportation or designee may approve a temporary alternate transportation request submitted by routing staff.

Can my student ride with a friend on his friend’s bus or to his friend’s stop?
No. We do not provide courtesy transportation services.
What kinds of items are not allowed on OPS school buses?
For safety reasons only those items that can safely be placed in the student’s lap will be allowed on the bus. Examples of items that cannot be transported are: Large instruments, like tubas, saxophones, skateboards, baseball bats, hockey sticks, keyboards, etc. In addition, weapons like knives and guns of any kind, tobacco products, e-cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, marijuana, fireworks, and any other similar or dangerous substances are absolutely forbidden on the bus.

What are some examples of items that can be transported on the bus?
Backpacks, small duffle bags, and small instruments like flutes, clarinets, etc.