Yankton School District 63-3

Skip to main content
Go Bucks and Gazelles!    
District Transportation » Bus Transportation

Bus Transportation

The Yankton School District provides transportation for eligible students in grades Jr. Kindergarten through 12th grade.     

 

Out of Town Bus Riders - For riders residing outside Yankton City Limits and within the Yankton School District.  If you have ridden the bus in the past and your address remains the same, you do NOT need to complete a new Transportation Request.

 

  • If you have not ridden the bus in the past OR your rural address has changed, please download the Out of Town Transportation Request (OUT OF TOWN REQUEST), complete and return to Yankton School District 63-3, 2410 West City Limits Road, PO Box 738, Yankton, SD 57078.
  • Upon receipt of request, the Transportation Department will route your student and contact you regarding pick-up time and location. A one-time complimentary bus pass will be issued to your student(s). This bus pass must be used each time the student rides.  Replacement fee is $5.
  • Additional Information pertaining to Out of Town Bus Transportation will be sent to families a week before school begins.
  • Students should arrive and be waiting in an orderly manner, at the bus stop approximately 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive. Actual stop times will vary during the first few weeks of school as families adjust to new routines.
  • To receive notifications of the bus’s location, please click this link to sign up for Here Comes the Bus. HCTB Sign Up Instructions

 

In Town Bus Riders – In Town Busing will be provided to school from designated stop locations on a pilot basis for the 2018-19 School Year.

  • Complete the In-Town Transportation Request form, (In Town Request) indicating the designated stop location that you would like your student(s) picked up from.  Return to Yankton School District 63-3, 2410 West City Limits Road, PO Box 738, Yankton, SD 57078.
  • Upon receipt of request, the Transportation Department will route your student and a one-time complimentary bus pass will be issued to your student(s). This bus pass must be used each time the student enters and exits the bus. Replacement fee is $5.
  • Parents are responsible for the conduct of the students while going to or from pick-up points and for students meeting the bus on schedule.
  • Students should arrive and be waiting in an orderly manner, at the bus stop approximately 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive. Actual stop times will vary during the first few weeks of school as families adjust to new routines.To receive notifications of the bus’s location, please click this link to sign up for Here Comes the Bus. 
  • All students must be picked up at the SAME location as requested and confirmed by the Transportation Department.
  • For general questions about bus routes and transportation issues, please call or contact the Transportation Department at 605-665-3980.

 

DON’T PASS WHEN BUS IS STOPPED

Drivers must stop on the street or highway 20 feet or more from any school bus that has stopped and is flashing red warning lights.

  • This applies both to vehicles approaching from the rear and from the opposing lane.​
  • All lanes of traffic must stop for the school bus, except in opposing lanes if the highway is divided with a center median.
  • No vehicle may proceed until the bus resumes motion and has turned off the red warning lights.
  • The stop arm on the bus is an added communication to other drivers, but the lack of an extended stop arm is not reason to pass a bus whose red lights are flashing.

In some urban areas buses will signal with yellow lights, or use red lights only in some parts of town. Motorists should observe school buses carefully for either the "pass cautiously" yellow light signal or the required full stop when a bus is flashing red lights.

A vehicle owner can be cited when the driver of a car passes a school bus illegally. A law enforcement officer need not witness this violation if the school bus driver reports it to the law enforcement agency. Fines can be quite high for illegally passing a school bus, but the risk of hitting a child is even higher.

 

In Town Transportation Request
Out of Town Transportation Request