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KBESS (Kansas Bus Emergency Support System)

The Kansas Department of Education and the School Bus Safety Unit have been producing the Kansas Bus Emergency Support System (KBESS) book for over 25 years.  This book is a state wide emergency directory for school transportation providers who need support when the school vehicle they are operating becomes disabled away from their "bus barn".

2013-2014 KBESS Book (PDF)


KBESS Update Form (PDF)  Form used to update school contact information for the 2014-2015 KBESS Book.
To be completed and submitted by July 31, 2014.



Macintosh Users
Mac users must have Acrobat or Reader installed and be viewing the PDF in Acrobat or Reader for the submit button work. Many Mac users have the Preview Application as their default PDF viewer, and it does not support many interactive features such as form submissions.

Without Adobe Acrobat or Reader installed:

1.    Open KBESS Update Form
2.    Save/Download the KBESS update form to your computer.
3.    Locate the Save/Downloaded file on your computer and open with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.
4.    Fill out the form and save.
5.    Attached the saved form to an email and send to wcrabtree@ksde.org


School Bus Safety Director
Keith Dreiling
785-296-6659 (fax)

Questions about this page contact:
Wilma Crabtree

Deb Romine


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