The primary use made of the transportation facilities is to transport students to and from school in an efficient, safe, and economical manner. The Assistant Superintendent of Operations shall develop transportation routes upon the directive of the Board of Education. Bus stops are established by the Assistant Superintendent of Operations to ensure student safety and the efficient use of the buses. In establishing bus stops, riders may be asked to walk up to one and one-half miles to reach a bus stop. Buses will operate only on city streets, township, county or state roads. No buses will operate on private lanes or driveways.
Parents please have your student at their bus stop and ready 5 minutes early for pick up.
Other purposes include providing transportation for field trips in direct support of the curricular and the co-curricular program. Vehicles used by the district will meet all federal and state safety standards. Also, any bus drivers hired by the district will meet all required federal and state standards for licensing.
PARENTS OR GUARDIANS of young special education and
Elementary School students in EC and K must show their presence
before a driver will release a student from the bus. If the driver does not see
a responsible person to greet the small child, that child will be returned to
the bus barn and will have to be picked up ASAP. For
all school bus rules please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook, District
Section, SCHOOL BUS RULES, which begin on page. 22.
School Bus Safety is a priority of our district. Please review these Safety Materials.
There is an app that you can now download called Zonar. It will alert you when the school bus
is close to your designated pick up or drop off location. You can create custom zones and receive your alerts by SMS text message or by email. The app works with both smartphones and tablets. All parent information is locked down and password protected within the app to prevent unauthorized people from opening the app and viewing the child’s bus information. If you cannot access PowerSchool, please call your child’s school. Please see our transportation document section below for information on setting up your app.
For transportation questions, or to set up an exemption please call 815-458-4135 or email Joan Beaudry.
Assistant Superintendent of Operations
For more information on school bus driver permits please visit here and here.