The District utilizes a web portal to assist parents in identifying which school their child will attend based on home residence. Bus information is handled through the school after enrollment.
The R7 Transportation Department will be recognized for 25 consecutive years of exemplary school bus maintenance. Districts receiving this award must achieve at least 90-percent compliance on their bus fleet during the state’s annual spring safety inspections, conducted by the Missouri Highway Patrol.
School buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school. (American School Bus Council, www.schoolbusfacts.com)
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Transportation Department is a district owned fleet of 151 school buses transporting approximately 12,800 students daily. Buses travel approximately 2,000,000 miles annually covering approximately 117 square miles. Transportation services are provided for all eligible students living more than one-half mile from their assigned school. The Board of Education in accordance with state regulations requires all employees driving school buses to be trained by certified personnel, be properly licensed, subject to extensive background screening, random drug and alcohol screening, and in compliance with all state and federal regulations mandated for school bus drivers. We will employ 146 full time bus drivers and 21 monitors for the upcoming school year. We encourage and welcome parents and patrons of our district to seek employment opportunities to operate our school buses. We have found that people with a vested interest in the students and our community have proven to be a great asset to the district as employees.
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is located south and east of Kansas City and noted as one of the fastest growing school communities in Missouri. We are currently servicing 18 elementary sites, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, an early childhood center along with other vocational, special education, and alternative school sites. R-7 School District boundaries include addressing for a major portion of Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Winnebago, Lake Lotawana, a small portion of Kansas City and Grain Valley, plus unincorporated Jackson County areas to the east of Lee’s Summit and north of the Jackson/Cass County line. Real estate tax records for Jackson & Cass County reflect actual school district assignment codes. Please enter your address information in this website to determine your school assignment:
To look up which school your child will attend log on to “School Finder”
Bus information is handled through the school after enrollment.
Seven full time mechanics and two mechanic helpers provide maintenance to all district owned vehicles, buses and maintenance trucks. The transportation shop has received the “Exemplary School Bus Maintenance Award” from the Missouri Highway Patrol for 25 years and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education each school year for this accomplishment.
During the regular school year four dispatchers are available in shifts beginning at 6:00 AM to assist parents with questions or changes in student schedules. A director and two assistant directors provide direction and assistance to the daily operations for staff, parents, and student activities. Regular business hours for the transportation department beginning in mid August to May are 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.