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    Safety is the first responsibility of the Thief River Falls Transportation Department.  Students are expected to follow the same behavioral standards while riding the school bus as are expected on school propterty or at school activities, functions or events.  Riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right.



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First Name Last Name Position Email Phone
Ronnie Skallet Transportation Director ronnie.skallet@myprowler.org 218-681-8711 x 5253
Jason Forte Administrative Assistant jason.forte@myprowler.org 218-681-8711 x 5252
Abby Thorpe Assistant abby.thorpe@myprowler.org 218-681-8711 x 5255


    When emergency situations occur, including weather conditions, the decision to close schools, start later or dismiss early will be made by the Superintendent or his/her designee. To receive notifications make sure your contact information is current with transportation and your building secretary.


    Safety for students and staff is our first priority. When weather conditions are questionable, the district's transportation director will do considerable checking of road conditions. Since the school district is very large, it is impossible to determine the condisitions in every sector on any given day.


    Even if school is in session, parents are asked to assess their particular situation and determine whether or not it is sage for their child(ren) to attend school on a particular day. Please plan with your child what you will do in a school closing emergency.


    In the event that school must be delayed or closed a SchoolMessenger phone call, text message or email will be made to families and staff from the District Office. An announcement will also be made on the following stations:


    AM Radio:  KTRF 1230 AM TRF Radio 

    TV: WDAY 6 & WDAZ 8, KVLY and CBS

    School Website: www.trf.k12.mn.us

    School District Facebook Site:  Thief River Falls Public Schools - ISD 564

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