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Based on the success of the transportation service in southern Johnson County and interest among parents in the Northland, Pembroke Hill is expanding its van service to north of the river in 2014-15. The current van service for families in southern Johnson County and south Kansas City will continue.

Like the current service, the Northland van will make one run in the morning and two in the afternoon to accommodate students with after-school commitments, as well as parents who are not home until later in the afternoon.

The new route will include three stops north of the river: Briarcliff; I-29 and 64th Street; and I-35 and Highway 152 (see map).

Fees for this service are based on designated zones, which are determined by travel time and distance from Pembroke Hill. The service will cost $1,750 per year from Briarcliff, $2,000 from 64th Street and $2,500 from I-35 and Highway 152. One-way service is also available.

The route for southern Johnson County and south Kansas City stops at four locations: 151st and Metcalf; 143rd and Metcalf; 119th and Nall; and 103rd and State Line Road.

Families using the service for more than one child receive a 50 percent discount for siblings. The fee may be included in a family’s PHS Monthly Pay plan.
Parents will be asked to sign a semester-long contract with PHS, and both parents and students will sign an agreement concerning rules and procedures.

The 15-seat van is equipped with seat belts and is clearly marked with the school’s name and logo. Booster and child seats are available upon request.

Pembroke Hill partners with Roundabout Transportation, a locally owned and operated business with more than 12 years experience in transporting children, to provide the service. They are fully licensed and insured, and their drivers undergo extensive screening and background checks.

For more information about either service or to reserve a seat, contact Rayma Seeley, in the business office, 816-936-1211, or rseeley@pembrokehill.org.