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Transportation Department

It is the mission of the Transportation Department to support the academic achievement of our students by providing for the safe operation of a school transportation service. We believe that pupil transportation enhances the educational opportunities for all of our children. 

We are also dedicated to providing courteous and professional service to our customers while operating school buses on the road. Students are our priority. 

The safety of our students is our primary concern. 


Transportation Director: Jennifer Fowler

Transportation Secretary: Sheila Teague

(573-581-3773 ext 2405

  • Due to the maximum capacity of our school buses, the district is unable to issue bus passes at this time without advance notice of 48 hours. Passes may be granted based upon space availability for eligible bus riders in emergency cases. Please call the transportation office at 581-3773 ext. 2405 to request a bus pass.

    Bus passes are intended to accommodate for an emergency situation only. 

    Only eligible bus riders (living more than 1 mile from domicile school) may be granted a bus pass.

    Parents must notify the school office by 1:30 for any bus changes or bus allowed a bus pass. Please check with the transportation office to make sure there is availability prior to requesting a pass from the school. Passes may be denied for birthday parties or weekend friend visits.

  • Only those students who meet eligibility requirements by means of residence will be permitted to use school bus transportation for the purpose of travel to and from school. Students living one mile or more from school will be entitled to free bus transportation to and from school. Transportation for a student with a disability will be provided should the determination be made that such transportation is necessary. If a student lives less than a mile from school, a parent/guardian may contract with the District for paid transportation provided there is available space on the bus. The cost is $20 for one way or $40 for both ways per month. Buses will not be re-routed to accommodate paid riders.

  • Entry Level Bus Driver Training

    Contact: Shelia Teague, Transportation Secretary
    Call: (573) 581-3773

    The Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) program with the Mexico School District is a program that trains individuals to receive their bus drivers license.

    This 50-hour program is located at the Hart Career Center on the Mexico School District campus. The program consists of theory, range, and behind-the-wheel training. The training is divided into 7.5 hours of online training and 20+ hours of driver training.

    The course is $2000 dollars per trainee for the full course. A down payment of $1000 is due prior to beginning of the program, and $1000 is due at the end of the 50-hour program or when the trainee  passes the Missouri State Highway Patrol exam, whichever comes first.

    Documentation of training information is collected and maintained.
    Data collected includes: trainee name, where trainee is from, times and days of trainings, a list of tasks and what is completed. The records must be maintained for three years.

    Mexico School District #59 offers EDLT to trainees that are not employees. The transportation director is responsible for training staff who are pursuing their license to become a bus driver for the district.

  • Please have the transportation request form filled out completely and returned to your school with the necessary proof of address document if one has not already been provided to the school.

    Allow 24 hours before the change will become effective if the bus stop is already on the current route of the newly assigned bus.

    Allow a 2-day notice if a new bus stop has to be created to accommodate a new address. (This will be mostly country routes.) The transportation office will notify you of start date.



    Canceling School

    Every effort will be made to cancel by 6 a.m. However, this will not always be possible so that cancellations may occur later. 

    Announcements will be made via regular media outlets, by the school calling system, on the school website (, and on the district's Facebook page (Mexico School District 59).  

    School days canceled in their entirety will be made up in accordance with the school calendar. 


    Early Dismissal 

    Classes will be dismissed early in the event of changing weather that potentially impacts the safety of students. 

    Normal early dismissal times are 12:30 p.m. for elementary and middle school students; 12:45 p.m. for high school students.
    MEC and ECC will hold classes only in the morning of early dismissal days.


    Buses on blacktop roads only

    The district may opt to run buses on blacktop roads only due to road conditions.


    Delayed/Late Start 

    When a late start day is declared, the time of the late start will be announced after determination of road conditions. A late start is intended to give road/travel conditions time to improve. 

    Buses may run regular bus routes, or on blacktop roads only, with this announcement made in conjunction with the late start announcement.

    No breakfast will be served. Lunch menus are subject to change. 

    Mexico Education Center (MEC) and Early Childhood Center (ECC) will hold afternoon classes only on late start days. 

    At Hart Career Center, Mexico students will follow the late start schedule with the rest of the district. Sending schools will make their own determination of attendance. HCC staff will be on site to receive sending school students.

    Schools will dismiss at the regular time on these days.