Welcome to the Kirksville R-III School District Transportation Department. Our mission is to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable transportation for the children of our school district. The district contracts with Weber Bus Company to provide transportation services. If you have questions please contact Weber Bus at (660)665-2541
The Kirksville R-III School District will provide transportation to all children in grades Pre-K through Twelve living more than one mile from school and within the bounds of the Kirksville R-III District. Transportation may be provided to pre-k and special education students within one mile.
Children are only allowed to ride their assigned bus to and from school. Students may be picked up by one bus and dropped off by another or vice versa but will not be allowed more than one bus for morning or afternoon riding. Please contact the Transportation office if you have a family emergency and an exception may be made.
The Director of Transportation shall be responsible for the routing of buses to serve the greatest number of children and shall apply the rules and regulations of the Board of Education.
Any changes in your transportation needs must be made in person at Central Office.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
Parents\guardians are responsible for the supervision of their children to, from, and while at the school bus stops. Students should always use their assigned bus stop. Students should arrive at their assigned bus stop at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled stop time.
District school buses are considered extensions of the school environment. Any student whose conduct on district transportation is improper or jeopardizes the safety of other students may be suspended from district transportation services and may be disciplined in accordance with district policy. Uniform rules of conduct and disciplinary measures will be enforced. Any offense committed by a student on district provided transportation shall be punished in the same manner as if the offense had been committed at the student’s school. Students who become a serious disciplinary problem on school transportation will have their riding privileges suspended. In such cases, the parents\guardians of the children involved shall become responsible for the transportation of their children to and from school.
SCHOOL BUS CONDUCT
To assist us in our task of ensuring all of our children are transported in the safest environment possible, the district has established the school bus conduct list below. A student who misbehaves will have an incident report documented by the bus driver. Continued misbehavior will be result in a parent contact and\or a bus suspension.
The driver is in charge of the students and the bus, including authorization to assign seats.
Keep head, hands, feet and objects to yourself and inside the bus. Keep aisles clear.
Remain seated in your assigned seat, back to back, seat to seat.
Do not eat, drink, litter, write on, or damage the bus in any way. Damage must be paid for by the student responsible before being allowed to continue riding.
Use respectful language. No loud talking or noises, no cursing or swearing.
Severe: Fighting, smoking, or carrying weapons – Immediate bus suspension.
For more information contact:
1901 E. Hamilton
Kirksville, MO 63501