TRANSPORTATION

CONTACT INFORMATION

Linda McKeague (847) 789-5580
Transportation Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Board of Education approved First Student to provide regular transportation services. For more transportation information, please call First Student (847) 635-9877.

Special Education transportation is also being provided by First Student, Inc. For assistance with Special Education transportation services please call (847) 541-0220 and ask for First Student SPED.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

  • Free Riders

    District 62 provides bus transportation for students (K-8) who live more than 1.5 miles from their home school. This service is available at no cost to the students because the district receives partial reimbursement from the State.

  • Paid Riders

    District 62 provides bus transportation for students (K-8) who live within 1.5 miles of their home school. This service is available for an annual fee depending on the availability of seats on an existing bus.

STUDENT SAFETY

Traffic Safety and Our Schools

The Des Plaines Police Department has worked with each school and its neighbors to implement a traffic flow plan. The success of this plan depends on the willingness of parents to adhere to signs and follow traffic laws.

As many schools are located in residential areas, morning arrivals and afternoon dismissals bring congestion to our smaller streets. Double parking, sign violations, blocking crosswalks and driveways all impede the flow of traffic and create a dangerous situation for our children.

Suggestion, Comment, and Reporting

The Des Plaines Police Department is dedicated to traffic safety around our schools. During the pick-up and drop-off time traffic sergeants will be monitoring traffic flow until school is dismissed for the summer.

Parents who drive their children to school are asked to obey all traffic regulations. Please contact the Des Plaines Police Department at (847) 391-6129 with suggestions or comments.

For assistance with crossing guards, please contact the Des Plaines Police Department at (847) 391-5408.

2017-2018 TRANSPORTATION FEES

The balanced fee per rider is $300.00. Please see the Transportation Fee Analysis below.

FEE ANALYSIS

RULES & REGULATIONS

All students must follow the District’s School Bus Safety Rules.
Failure to do so can result in suspension of bus privileges and/or other consequences based on the nature of the offense per School Board Policy 7:220 and the Student Parent Handbook.

Bus Regulations

ALL school rules apply to bus riders. In additions, bus riders must adhere to the following:

  • Students are expected to be at their stop on time.
  • Be courteous, no profane language.
  • Do not eat or drink on the bus.
  • Keep the bus clean.
  • Co-operate with the driver.
  • Do not damage the bus or tamper with equipment.
  • Stay in your seat.
  • Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
  • Do not fight, push or shove.

Parent Responsibilities

Change of Address/Telephone
In the event a family moves or has a telephone number change, it is important that they notify the school office as soon as possible. Please note, change in pick up is not immediate.

Changes in routing take at least three business days to process. In some instances, more time may be required depending on circumstances.

Temporary Change of Bus Stop/Address
Drivers may not change established bus stops or routes without authorization from the Transportation Services Department.

Transportation FAQ

Students that live more than one and one-half miles from their home school will be transported at no cost. Students that live less than the one and one-half mile requirement will be charged a transportation fee.
If your student's bus is late, call your school or First Student (847-635-9856). When calling, make certain you have the bus route number, school name and pick up location handy.
If you have transportation questions, you may call your school (office hours vary, check with your school.) You may also call First Student at 847-635-9856. Dispatch hours are from 6:00am-5:00pm.
Your student may have different drivers for the morning, midday and afternoon routes depending on illness, field trips, etc. Please be assured that every effort is made to keep driver changes minimum.
Only certain students, whose needs are addressed through an IEP or 504 plan are eligible for "curbside" service.
Contact the school as soon as possible to inform them of the change.
The balanced fee per rider is $300 per year.