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Postcards with bus route information for the upcoming 2018-19 school year will be mailed on Friday, August 2, 2018. If you had a change of address over the summer, it would be very important to get this updated BEFORE the mailing to avoid any disruptions in transportation services. All changes or corrections can take UP TO 10 (ten) days at the start of the school year.

If you have access to Skyward, all routes are posted in Skyward under family access & updated daily. At the start of school, several changes are made to routes so it is advised to check this data daily for at least the first two weeks of school to be sure you have the most up to date route information.

If you use a daycare provider and need transportation from another location other than your home address, it would be very important to get the proper paperwork completed BEFORE the mailing as well. These forms can be printed from our district website or picked up at any of the school buildings as well as the District office at 901 S 4th Street, DeKalb.

If you have any transportation questions or concerns, please email Brenda Jergens @ or call directly at 815-754-2199.

If you need your child to be transported to/from a daycare or an alternative location, please contact the district transportation office to check eligibility & to make these arrangements as soon as possible. However, keep in mind that the alternative location MUST be within the boundaries of your child’s home school in order to meet state regulations & to be approved.

If your address has changed, please contact your child’s home school or come to the district office at 901 S 4th Street as soon as possible so the address can be updated to ensure no interruptions to your child’s bus transportation.

All address or requests for bus route changes can take up to 10 days to process, so please remember to notify your child’s school or the district transportation office ASAP.

Please keep in mind that if your address does not meet the eligibility criteria, (1.5 miles or more) your child will not be allowed to ride a bus to/from school. Students attempting to ride the bus will be removed from the bus if they are not on the bus roster and parents will be notified.