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Bus Routes

The Transportation Department oversees the safety of our most precious cargo – our students – making sure they are safe en route to school, home, or school activity. The transportation department also wants students to be safe while they are waiting for the bus.

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Bus Stop Information

ACCESS BUS ROUTES

If you have a question, please contact the Transportation Department by e-mail or phone at 918-357-7063. Read instructions first, then click on the links below to access the routes as well as the bus rider's handbook.

Instructions
Tips for Bus Routes for School
Transportation information search

The first screen you see will ask you for a User Name and Password.
The User name is guest and the Password is union (all lowercase letters).

Step 1 – Select a grade

Step 2 – Enter address information (house #and street) no zip required

The street needs to be in a specific format and street names need to be complete. Apartment numbers are not needed

Abbreviations: Do not use st, nd, rd, or th after a number street.

North – N

South – S

East – E

West – W

Thirty First – 31

Thirty Second – 32

Thirty Third – 33

Thirty Fourth – 34

Avenue – AV

Street – ST

Circle – CIR

Court – CT

Drive – DR

Road – RD

Lane – LN

Place – PL

 Examples:

  • Grade 4th – 7902 S Sheridan Rd
  • Grade 3rd – 801 N Sweet Gum Ave
  • Grade 6th – 10610 E 66 ST S
  • Grade 6th – 5656 S 129 E Ave

View a list of the street names in the format used by the program.

When you submit your information, it will search the map information. If your address cannot be located, it may give a list of possible options to select from and you can rerun the search.

If it tells you that the Home address could not be located and the address format is correct, your address may be outside the Union District. Contact your child’s school or the Enrollment Center for clarification.

If your address is found, you will get a page giving you the name of the school of attendance, bus status (ride or walk), the distance from the address to the stop (or school if a walk area), the stop location and the bus number and time. The bus number is usually the same AM and PM.

No afternoon return time is given due to the number of factors that may affect it.  As a general rule, your student should be home 30 to 35 minutes after their school’s release time.

Union Public SchoolsBus Passes

The primary purpose of Union Schools bus service is transportation for eligible students to and from home.  Therefore, students are expected to ride their neighborhood bus each day to and from school and get on and off at the designated stop closest to their home.

Students who wish to ride a bus other than their neighborhood bus must obtain a Bus Pass.  To request a bus pass, please email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Student name
  • Student school
  • Student grade level
  • Parent/Guardian name
  • Parent/Guardian phone number
  • Home address
  • Reason for request
  • Destination address

Once all the information can be verified and if space is available on the desired route a reply email will be sent to you.  This process usually takes about 72 hours.  Students may not ride the desired route until the driver is in possession of the bus pass.

Students who are new to a bus route and who intend to ride that bus continually should obtain a bus pass from their principal who will indicate on the pass that the student will ride the bus on a regular basis.  This will notify the driver that the student is a permanent addition to the bus and avoid confusion the first time the student attempts to ride the bus.


Ice Route Information and Road Conditions

Download South Alternative Stops

During inclement weather, please check your favorite news outlet and the Union web site for updates on closings or cancellations.  For important, time-sensitive communications, the district also uses its automated messaging system to send phone, text, and email information to parents, staff, and students.  If you have changed contact information, please notify the Communications Department at 918-357-6015.  Parents may also call the Union Public Schools Recorded Information Line (918-357-7065) for school closing information.

Each winter, the Union Public Schools transportation department is charged with developing routes on which school buses may travel safely during inclement winter weather. While most areas of the district have only minor weather-related problems, the area bounded by Yale and Sheridan and between 76th and 91st Streets require alternate stop locations.

Alternative bus stops may be called into use when weather conditions are such that school will go on as scheduled, but because of snow or ice, the hilly roadways in the area become dangerous requiring drivers to use arterial streets instead. Students living in this area have received maps listing the alternate stop locations for their bus. A copy of these alternate stop locations is also available at each secondary school and Darnaby Elementary. Other elementary schools’ bus routes are not in the affected area.

Students living within the affected area will be notified via the Connect Ed messaging system when alternate stop locations will be used. 

 

Apply Here

If you would be interested in driving a bus or becoming a bus assistant, we encourage you to make Union Public Schools your choice. Let us train you to drive a bus or become a bus assistant. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contacts

Gary Greenhill

Gary Greenhill
Director of Transportation /

Susan Pettit Transportation Coordinator

Office - 918-357-7063

Union Public Schools

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to boa[email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

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