Transportation Service is Provided by First Student
Utilize the following online form to:
o Register for bus service:
- At this point in time all transportation requests for the indefinite future need to be made directly with the business office. Please send your request to [email protected] or contact transportation at 847-394-7300 extension 1007. All transportation requests received after our cutoff date of January 4th will not receive transportation on the first day of in-person learning on January 19th.
o Document safety issue or report observed driver incident: Bus Incident Form
Otherwise, contact First Student at (847) 635-9877 for issues that require immediate attention or the school front office for bus ridership attendance issues.
Traveling on a school bus is the safest form of transportation for students. District 57 feels strongly that bus safety is a priority. Maintaining this high level of safety is a priority and is the responsibility of all students, parents, school staff, bus contractors, and bus drivers. Students have the right to ride the bus in a safe environment. NO STUDENT may interfere with this right.
The transportation fee for bus service is $210 for all district students. Payment should be made online at the district website at Parents, Online Payments E-Pay.
For the safety of students and route efficiencies the transportation service provider will be assigning bus stops.
- Bus drivers are not independently authorized to make route/stop changes.
- Families having an alternate address will need to identify a single pick-up address for the arrival route and a single drop-off address for the dismissal route. The stop for the arrival and dismissal routes can be different; however, the stop must be consistent throughout the entire week.
Notification for Delayed Routes/Buses
First Student is offering a notification system called Bus Bulletin to notify parents/guardians when there are bus delays of approximately 10 minutes or more. If you would like to receive instant notification when delays or incidents affect your student’s bus, please register with Bus Bulletin at:
Fees for transportation service are waived for students who meet the qualifying income eligibility guidelines and verification process pursuant to Board Policy 4:140. The student fee waiver application must be completed and submitted to the business office within three days of transportation sign-up along with Income Tax Form 1040, W-2 form(s), and all other appropriate documentation. Students will not be routed for transportation service until the student fee waiver application is completed, submitted, and approved.
Electronic monitoring devices that include video cameras and GPS may be used on school buses as necessary to monitor conduct and maintain a safe environment for students and bus drivers.
To board the bus, a student must be a registered bus rider and have a pass. Activity bus riders at Lincoln Middle School also require a bus pass to board the bus.