The District buses students that live more than ¾ of a mile from their assigned school or students who are required to cross a hazardous route as defined by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Students that live closer than ¾ of a mile to their assigned school and students that do not need to cross a hazardous route to get to school must walk or be transported on their own.
Parents and Guardians of special education students that require special transportation due to a disability should contact their child’s case manager to determine if special transportation is appropriate.
All bus stops are at centralized corners, not in front of individual homes in order to make transportation as efficient as possible. Drivers do not have the ability to watch students walk to their home to see that they get in the door. The only exceptions are special education students that have special transportation services listed on their I.E.P. and Pre-K students assigned to Richton Square School. Those students are picked up and dropped off in front of their home where an adult must be present at drop-off.
Parents and Guardians are allowed to change a pick-up or drop-off location that is close to a daycare or babysitter. However, that location must be the same each day and cannot alternate from day-to-day during the week for safety reasons. Any changes to transportation stops can be made by completing the Transportation Change Form at your child’s school and submitting a one-time fee of $25. Parents and Guardians should allow a minimum of three days for changes to be implemented.