All charter transportation vendors used to transport students must be on this list. A pre-approval process has been implemented in order to protect our students and employees, and limit the liability exposure of the District in the event of a bus breakdown, accident, or injuries to passengers.
The approval process requires vendors meet the following requirements:
- Proper insurance
- FMVSS school bus standards
- Annual inspection documentation
- DOT compliance (including procedures to provide second drivers if the trip will not be completed within the legal limit of 10 driving hours)
Any new charter transportation vendors that would like to be added to this list will need to go through the pre-approval process. Direct any inquiries to Jim Scott at (417) 523-0070, SPS Extension 36220, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For trips $3,500 and greater, solicitations amongst these approved vendors are required.
Branson Shuttle/Grayline (Branson) (800) 542-6768 Doc and Norm Direct (Columbia) (573) 441-1122 Crossroads Travel (Joplin) (417) 781-9222 GEM Transportation (Hazelwood) (314) 731-1707 Happy Trails Charters Inc (Branson) (417) 339-3420 or (417) 546-4023 Huskey Trailways (Strafford) (417) 699-2132 Mountain Home Charter Service (800) 844-3214 Vandalia Bus Lines (St. Louis) (800) 542-4287 Village Tours (316) 209-7293 Viking Trailways (Joplin) (800) 400-2779
Note: Cavallo has ceased operations as of August 13, 2018. Anyone with trips scheduled should plan on finding another charter company from the list above.