Kearney Middle School
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Update Regarding KSD Buses

August 24, 2021

We were thrilled to welcome students back for full-capacity, in-person classes today! It was a great start to the school year. Unfortunately, there are some challenges when it comes to our buses.

Due to an unprecedented nationwide bus driver shortage, Durham School Services – our student transportation provider – has experienced some delays in picking up and dropping off students. Buses serving our elementary schools are running about 30 minutes late this afternoon

The leadership and office support staff at Durham will be operating buses for the next several weeks in order to ensure that our students get to and from school in a safe and timely manner. This has impacted their ability to answer phone calls and respond to customer service requests. The KSD leadership team is working with Durham to help address those needs.

We appreciate your patience as we find a solution. The Bus Barn can normally be reached from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (816) 628-9003. If you are not able to reach anyone at that number, please call our central office at (816) 628-4116.

All bus routes have been posted on our website. We also encourage you to download and use the Durham School Services Bus Tracker app. This app allows families to track the location of their student’s bus in near real-time, including the scheduled arrival time of each stop. You will need your student’s ID number in order to track the bus. Contact your school office for your student’s ID. Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, and follow these instructions.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to get through this together. Our Bulldogs are going to accomplish great things this school year and we’re not going to let this slow our roll!

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