Pattonville School District Transportation Department

Providing safe, friendly and efficient transportation for the students of the Pattonville School District.

Location, Department Hours and Contact Information

Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:00am to 4:30pm

Jennifer Simpson 
Director of Transportation
(314) 213-8125
ext: 1123
jsimpson@psdr3.org
Rickey Jones 
Driver Trainer
(314) 213-8125
ext: 1127
rjones@psdr3.org
Joe Wishnask
Lead Mechanic
(314) 213-8125
ext: 1130
jwishnask@psdr3.org
Tammy Holzschuh Router/Dispatcher
(314) 213-8125
ext: 1124
tholzschuh@psdr3.org
Jeanette Pashia-Riley Router/Dispatcher
(314) 213-8125
ext: 1125
jpashia@psdr3.org


School Bus Safety

General Rules for School Bus Safety

  • Always be at least 10 feet away from the bus while waiting for the bus or after disembarking.
  • Students should arrive at their designated bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up. If a student drops something while the bus is present, he or she should tell the bus driver and never try to pick it up. Never run to catch the bus.

Protecting Your Child at a Bus Stop

  • Work with other parents to have children walk to bus stops and wait in groups. Use the “buddy system: whenever possible.
  • Create a Safe Walking Plan with your child using the safest and most direct path to the school bus stop.
  • Stay at least ten feet away from the street while waiting for the bus.

When Boarding the Bus

  • Check that shoe laces are tied and both book bag straps are across both shoulders.
  • When the bus approaches, line up in single file and do not walk toward the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver opens the door.
  • Use the handrail to board the bus and go directly to your seat.

When Inside the Bus

  • Stay seated throughout the entire trip.
  • Talk quietly to your seat partners.
  • Ask the driver’s permission to open windows.
  • Keep arms, head and hands away from windows.

When Leaving the Bus

  • Stay outside the danger zone, keep at least 10 feet away from the bus.
  • Stay where the driver can see at all times.
  • Watch for the driver to give you the thumbs up sign before crossing the street.
  • ALWAYS cross the street in front of the bus, never behind the bus.
  • Never stop to pick up anything from under the bus.