Brenda Jergens, District Transportation Liaison



Jason Calloway, First Student Branch Manager


Hiring Bus Drivers

Contact First Student at 815-748-2901


Transportation Overview:

Our goal is to provide safe, efficient and appropriate transportation services for all bus riders.The district will provide free transportation to and from school for resident students who live(1) a distance of 1.5 miles or more from their assigned school, or (2) within 1.5 miles of their assigned schools, but for whom walking would constitute a serious hazard due to vehicular traffic or rail road crossings. as determined in accordance with the standards established by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

Bus Routes:

Bus routes & schedules are determined by the District Transportation Office in concert with First Student, the district's transportation provider, and will be altered only with the approval or direction of the Transportation Liaison or designee. Stop locations and times are subject to change or minor revisions are adjusted occasionally to ensure that bus stops are safely located. Please note that bus stops may be located up to 1/2 mile from a student's home. Requests to move a stop closer to a students home or establish a closer stop will not be approved by District Transportation Liaison unless an IDOT study finds that a safety hazard exists between the home and the bus stop location.
Bus route information can be found in Skyward family access. Bus route information is updated daily in Skyward. While the school will make every effort to communicate changes to families of changes affecting bus routes schedules by more than 10 minutes, it is always wise & recommended that families verify bus route information periodically.
We at DeKalb School District put your child’s safety at the top of our list! All kindergarten students who are transported on a bus, are required to have an authorized adult present at the designated bus stop to receive the child from the bus at the end of the day. The designated person that you authorize to remove your child from the bus MUST be on your students emergency contact list. at the school. No exceptions.

Bus Regulations and Conduct:

Student transportation is an extension of the school program. The safety of students on the bus will be protected. Misbehavior by students that puts the safety of students on the bus, will not be tolerated. Students MUST obey the bus driver promptly. Student behavior & the bus driver's management of that behavior are two key elements to safe bus rides. When students violate bus rules and regulations, a discipline report will be filed by the bus driver and sent to the building principal for review and will be subject to disciplinary actions. The following is a list of bus rules & regulations regarding bus transportation:
1. Be at your bus stop 5-10 minutes before your pick up time.2. Be courteous to students and neighbors at the bus stops and while traveling on the bus.3.Cooperate & obey the driver at all times.4. Do not litter on the school bus or at the bus stop.5. Do not eat or drink on the bus.6.Do not use profane language.7. Remain seated at ALL times.8. Do not throw objects at , on or from the bus.9. Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.10. Do not vandalize equipment..11. Gross misconduct on the bus will not be tolerated.

School resumes Wednesday, August 15.