NKSD TRANSPORTATION

"THE SAFEST RIDE TO SCHOOL"

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE THE SAFEST AND MOST EFFICIENT MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE SCHOOLCHILDREN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN

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Tel:  (401) 268-6510   Fax:  (401) 268-6512

NOTIFICATION OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS OR DELAYS ARE BROADCAST ON:
 RADIO  TELEVISION
 WPRO @ 630 AM/99.7 FM  CHANNEL 6 (ABC 6)
 WHJJ @ 920 AM  CHANNEL 10 (NBC 10)
 WHJY @ 94.1 FM  CHANNEL 12 (CBS 12)
 WSNE @ 93.3 FM  CHANNEL 64 (FOX 64)
 B101 @ 101.5 FM  
  • SEE "USEFUL LINKS" ON LEFT FOR TV/RADIO STATION WEBPAGE ADDRESSES FOR LISTS OF CANCELLATIONS AND/OR DELAYS.
  • TELEPHONE NOTIFICATION BY THE ConnectEd SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE MADE TO ALL STUDENT HOUSEHOLDS  (PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR SCHOOL CLERK HAS YOUR UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION). 
  • IN THE EVENT OF AN EARLY RELEASE, RADIO AND TELEVISION ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE MADE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE PRIOR TO THE CLOSING OF SCHOOLS, ALONG WITH TELEPHONE NOTIFICATION. EXCEPT IN AN UNUSUAL SITUATION, EARLY DISMISSAL STARTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND PROCEEDS IN THE USUAL ORDER.
  • WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED:   THERE WILL BE NO TRANSPORTATION TO ANY LOCATION INCLUDING OUT-OF-DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS AND/OR REGIONAL SCHOOLS.
  • WHEN THE START OF SCHOOL IS DELAYED:   A.M. KINDERGARTEN AND A.M. PRE-K ARE CANCELLED.  ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN, ALL DAY PRE-K AND AFTERNOON (PM) KINDERGARTEN CLASSES WILL BE IN SESSION UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.  OUT OF DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION WILL ALSO BE DELAYED.
SPECIAL NEEDS/CHARTER/PRIVATE/VOCATIONAL OUT-OF-DISTRICT
  • IF NORTH KINGSTOWN AND/OR THE DESTINATION DISTRICT HAS A DELAY TRANSPORTATION WILL BE DELAYED.
  • IF NORTH KINGSTOWN AND/OR THE DESTINATION DISTRICT CANCELS TRANSPORTATION WILL BE CANCELLED.
  • IF NORTH KINGSTOWN HAS A WEATHER/SAFETY OF TRAVEL  RELATED EARLY RELEASE BUSES WILL BE SENT EARLY TO PICK UP STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF THE STATUS OF THE OTHER DISTRICT.
  • IF THE DESTINATION DISTRICT/SCHOOL HAS AN EARLY RELEASE AND NORTH KINGSTOWN DOES NOT BUSES WILL BE SENT AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE CONSISTENT WITH IN-DISTRICT SERVICE SCHEDULES.
PLEASE NOTE:  MOST PRIVATE/SPECIAL NEEDS/CHARTER SCHOOLS FOLLOW THE DISTRICT THEY ARE LOCATED IN AS FAR AS DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS, AND EARLY RELEASES.  IF YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL DOES NOT, YOU MUST CHECK THE STATUS OF THE DISTRICT IT IS LOCATED IN.  IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOUR CHILD ATTENDS A PRIVATE SCHOOL IN EXETER AND EXETER/W. GREENWICH CANCELS, THERE WILL BE NO TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR CHILD REGARDLESS IF YOUR SCHOOL IS OPEN OR NOT.