DEXTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
|Gavin Miller||Tim Fowler|
|Director of Transportation||Bus Supervisor|
|573-614-1000 x 1605||573-614-1000 x 1701|
The Transportation Department uses a bus pass system to assist in accounting for the whereabouts of students on buses. It also informs the drivers of a new student on their bus who may require a different stop other than the normal route.
A parent/guardian must request a bus pass in writing or in person from the building secretary. Bus changes will not be accepted over the phone, email or through text messages. The request must include the following specific information:
- Student’s name
- Effective date(s) for the bus pass. “As required or as needed” is not an acceptable effective date.
- Full street address where the student is going.
- Contact phone number of either the parent/guardian or the responsible person where the student is going.
The school office will provide approximate pick-up and drop-off times as well as location. All pick-up and drop-off times are approximate. Due to trains and other traffic issues the times could be 5-10 minutes, give or take. Most stops in the city limits are at the nearest corner of the residence.
Kindergarten and new students unfamiliar with bus riding is a serious concern for drivers. It is suggested that a parent or guardian accompany young students to their bus stop for boarding and departing the bus. Drivers are instructed to return students to school if they consider an unattended drop off unsafe.
Students returning with bus changes:
Parents/Guardians must notify the school secretary in writing of any bus changes the student has throughout the year. See BUS PASSES above. Students will not be allowed to board a bus, they are not assigned to, without a bus pass.