Transportation (Board Policy 4:110)
Complimentary bus service is provided by the school district for those students who live more than 1.5 miles from their assigned schools and those students who reside within 1.5 miles of their assigned school where a serious safety hazard exists and adequate public transportation is not available.
Pre-kindergarten students who reside within district boundaries and kindergarten students receive complimentary door-to-door bus service to and from school. Providing door-to-door service requires additional planning and preparation for parents and staff. Please ensure that your student is prepared to depart at the estimated bus arrival time provided by the district. In the event that no one is home to receive the child, the child will be returned to the school. If at the end of the school business day (4:00 p.m.) the child has not been picked up, the child will be turned over to the local police department.
Students enrolled in special education programs not located in their regular attendance center will receive accommodating transportation in accordance with the Illinois School Code. (105 ILCS 5/14-1.02 and 14-13.01(b)).
Student safety is always a primary concern. Students are expected to behave appropriately on the bus. Any student who cannot behave appropriately will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of bus services. Students who are suspended or terminated from bus service are required to attend school, with the parents providing transportation to and from school during the period of suspension or termination. However, students who are suspended from the bus and who do not have alternative transportation to school will be given the opportunity to make up all missed work for equivalent academic credit (Public Act 99-456).
For the safety of all bus riders, parents should wait at the appointed corner to receive their students. In the case of an emergency, the local authorities will be contacted and the students will remain on the bus.