Transportation & Bus Information

Skokie School District 73.5 strives to serve the needs of our students and to provide safe, efficient transportation to school and school-related activities. District 73.5 offers fee-based bus service. Our contractual service agreement for students attending Middleton and McCracken is with Alltown Bus Services (phone: 847-674-0090). Our Meyer Kindergarten students are transported by our district-owned buses.


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انقر فوق الزر "ترجمة" أعلى الصفحة لترجمة النص

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متن کا ترجمہ کرنے کے لیے صفحہ کے اوپری حصے میں ترجمہ کے بٹن پر کلک کریں۔

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NEW: Register for 2022-2023 Transportation Services

Initial registration for transportation services was from July 18, 2022, to August 3, 2022. Registrations received after August 3rd will not be guaranteed a seat. Any registration received after August 3rd will be accepted only if space is available on existing routes. If space is not available, students will be placed on a waitlist for the appropriate route. Bus requests will be processed in the order they are received. The routes will not be altered to accommodate late registrations. PLEASE NOTE: Families will be notified as soon as possible if seats are available, but may need to make alternate transportation arrangements for the beginning of the school year. The district cannot guarantee registrations submitted after August 3, 2022 will be processed before the first day of school.

Sign up for bus transportation by completing the Transportation Registration form.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will need to pay the bus fee or apply for a fee waiver at the District Office (phone: 847-676- 8317). Only students who have paid transportation fees, or have had their fees waived, will be allowed to ride the bus. 

If you have any questions contact the Operational Services Coordinator at 847-676-8317.

ROUTES & BUS PASSES

Students are only allowed to ride the bus or buses to which they are assigned. Students may only be assigned to one morning route and one afternoon route. Additionally, they may only be picked up from and dropped off at their assigned stops. Students must show their bus pass to the driver each time they ride. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are responsible for transportation if a short-term change is needed.

BUS STOPS

Parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible for the safety and well-being of their children before they board the bus in the morning, and after they leave the bus in the afternoon. For students in grades 1-8, the responsibility of the driver ends at the time the student is discharged at their respective bus stop. Once the child exits the bus, the parent/guardian is responsible for the student’s commute from bus stop to their home.

PLEASE NOTE the following changes to transportation for the 2022-2023 school year.

Grades 1-8 Riders: School buses will no longer have staff members riding in the morning or after school, as COVID bus restrictions have been removed. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must ensure that their child has a plan for getting to their home once they exit the school bus at their stop. Riders DO NOT need a designated adult present to be released off the bus at their designated stop. It is the parent(s)/guardian(s) responsibility to determine supervision from the bus stop to home.

Meyer Kindergarten Riders: Kindergarten students will not be released off the bus if a designated adult is not at the bus stop to receive them. These children will be returned to Meyer School at the end of the route and parents will be called to pick them up.

BUS CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

Safe student behavior on school buses is expected. When discipline problems occur on school buses, the safety of all passengers is jeopardized. It is important that bus drivers are not distracted by student behavior problems. At the beginning of each school year, bus safety rules and regulations are discussed in each Advisory or Homeroom. Bus evacuation drills are held once a year.

School buses may be equipped with video cameras. Video cameras may be used on school buses as necessary to monitor conduct and maintain a safe environment for students and employees. Bus rules and acceptable behavior guidelines should be followed at all times. A bus riding contract agreeing to follow the bus rules must be signed and returned to school. Bus privileges are dependent upon compliance with rules established for their safe operation. Any actions by bus riders that endanger the safety of students are reported to the school administration and parents. Bus privileges may be withdrawn for violation of the rules. In addition to bus consequences, students may be subject to regular school disciplinary action. 

The bus drivers are instructed to report any bus violations to the Principal. If a student does not follow the rules, the Principal may revoke or suspend a student's bus privileges. Families will always be informed before a student's bus privileges are revoked or suspended. Parents/guardians have the right to request a meeting with the Principal to review the circumstances that necessitated the removal of bus riding privileges.

Parents/guardians will be notified via email and text by the district if buses are late for pickup or dropoff. Any questions related to bus pick-up or drop off should be directed to the main office of each building. 

BUS RIDING GUIDELINES

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TRANSPORTATION & BUS CONDUCT POLICIES

If you have any concerns or questions concerning transportation contact the Operational Services Coordinator at 847-676-8317.