Our buses try to run consistent routes and should arrive within 15 minutes of the arranged time
CDS Transportation Policies
Transportation is available for children who are currently on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Three transportation options are available to parents:
- If child’s home or daycare is within two miles of the Riverton City limits, one mile of the Lander city limits and within the Hudson City limits, the CDS bus will pick up and drop off at location. (Some transportation is available enroute between Lander and Hudson, check with the Lander office).
- If parent arranges transportation for a child who lives outside of the designated bussing area, CDS will reimburse parents for mileage at allowable federal mileage
- If options A or B are not possible, CDS will be responsible for other transportation
CDS requires parents or guardians to identify who is authorized to receive their child. For safety reasons, CDS will not release children to individuals who have not been authorized by parents or guardians. Parents must notify CDS if a new individual will be receiving their child off the bus or at the
It is very important that parents/guardians call CDS if your child does not need transportation (sick, vacation, schedule change, etc.) or if there is a change in location, parents need to notify CDS according to the following
Morning preschool call prior to 7:15 for pick-up and 10:30 for drop off.
Afternoon preschool call prior to 10:30 for pick-up and 2:30 for drop off.
CDS will adhere strictly to these times noted.
CDS will not allow changes to pick-up and drop off locations if it is after the designated time above. You can call the centers even the night prior to and leave a message on the CDS voice mail of the change: Riverton 856-4337 or Lander 332- 5508.
Upon arrival of the pick-up and drop off locations, CDS will only wait two minutes and honk three times to notify that the bus has arrived. After two minutes, the bus will travel to the next destination. We will only attempt to pick up each child one time. Bus assistants will not be allowed to exit the bus to pick up or drop off children due to DFS child staff ratio
IMPORTANT: If an authorized person is not at the drop off location when we attempt to drop off a child, then the child will be brought back to the Center where someone who is authorized may pick them up. CDS will follow the following Wyoming Department of Family Services guidelines for children who are not picked up in a timely manner. See attendance.
Our buses are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each trip. Masks are offered to children, but they are not mandatory. Verbal and written screening questions are asked when children enter the bus to identify any potential issues
We care deeply about our CDS families and make every effort to consistently provide safe transport for our children to and from your home. However there may be occasions when this is not possible. COVD symptoms or exposure, bad weather, and CDS employees unavailable to work are some of the reasons why transport may not be available certain days
All CDS buses and vans are equipped with child safety seats or integrated safety seats built in. These are checked regularly by our staff and inspected annually for compliance with all safety standards
In the event your child will be absent, or you would like CDS to drop them off somewhere other then your home, please let us know as soon as possible. We run multiple bus routes, so as much notice as possible is needed to make changes:
Lander Center – call 307-332-5508
Riverton Center call 307-856-4337 Ext 12
Parents can also use the Brightwheel app to leave messages for our staff