In the event of inclement weather, our district will often use "snow routes" to help our students and school buses get safely to & from school. These alternate routes allow the buses to run on most major thoroughfares while avoiding some of the more difficult roads.
If winter weather forces the buses to operate on snow routes, these announcements will be made using local radio and TV media, the JCPS website, and by use of the school district's phone messaging system, Blackboard Connect.
Because of the wide variety of roads and terrain on which we operate, it is not uncommon for roads to be fully passable in some areas of the District while others are still iced or snowed in...particularly different between Cole and Callaway Counties. On some days, we may operate full routes in some areas while still running snow routes in others. These variations will be announced in the same way that snow routes for the whole District or school closings would be. Please listen to the announcements carefully to get the information particular to your area or bus route.
The 2013-14 snow routes for all Jefferson City Public Schools are listed below, sorted by schools. Please click on the appropriate school link below to see any exceptions to your students' regular bus route for inclement weather operations.
Please remember that all times for snow route meeting points are estimated as closely as possible, but times may vary, depending on road conditions. So, please have your students at the designated meeting points in plenty of time.
Also, please ensure that your students dress warmly and appropriately in case the bus is running late, or even if they are standing out waiting for the bus to arrive at the scheduled time in the mornings or while loading buses at school in the afternoon.
If you do not find snow route information for your route/school in the lists below, please call First Student, Inc. at (573) 634-7645 for additional information. This snow route information is also available through the school office or the school that your child attends.