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Transportation Overview

The goal of support services is to provide safe, efficient and appropriate public transportation services for all eligible students.

Indian prairie student transportation is administered to provide best practices for safe and efficient services in the most economical manner. The department of support services is responsible for supervising, administering, investigating, and resolving issues with the district’s transportation company. The district partners with first student to implement the student transportation and will work together with them to address all concerns.

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 schools, or (2) within 1.5 miles of their assigned schools, but for whom walking would constitute a serious hazard due to the vehicular traffic or rail crossings, as determined in accordance with the standards established by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

 

Bus Routes

Route information is for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday bus times will be 20 minutes later for middle; 10 minutes later for elementary school; and 20 minutes earlier in the afternoon for high school to accommodate the Professional Development Wednesday program.

For bus route questions/concerns please contact your school office. Initial requests will be addressed by the school administration. If a request needs further action, the school administration will send their recommendation to the District office for review and adjustment.

Bus route information can be found in eSchool+ Home Access Center.  The Transportation Department is constantly reviewing and adjusting bus routes for safety, efficiency and to meet the feedback from students, parents, bus drivers and staff.  If route adjustments need to be made, they will go into effect on Monday morning of each week and are reflected in Home Access Center by 7:00 PM on the Friday preceding the changes.  While the schools will make every effort to communicate route changes to the families of affected students, it is always wise to verify bus route information periodically.

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Special Needs Transportation Info

High School Parking Permit Holders Special Transportation Requests

  1. Students with parking permits will be allowed 10 one-way passes to be used in the event of an emergency. Students must sign the log sheet at their school office when an emergency pass is used.
  2. Students with unique needs may complete Parking Pass Permit Holder Request for Bus Transportation and submit it to the Office of Support Services for special consideration.
  3. Parking Pass Permit Holder Request for Transportation Form 

Other Transportation Information

For bus route questions/concerns please contact your school office. Initial requests will be addressed by the school administration. If a request needs further action, the school administration will send their recommendation to the District office for review and adjustment.


Transportation Overview

The goal of support services is to provide safe, efficient and appropriate public transportation services for all eligible students. 
 
Indian Prairie student transportation is administered to provide best practices for safe and efficient services in the most economical manner. The Department of Support Services is responsible for supervising, administering, investigating, and resolving issues with the District’s transportation company.   The District partners with First Student to implement the student transportation and will work together with them to address all concerns.
 
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 schools, or (2) within 1.5 miles of their assigned schools, but for whom walking would constitute a serious hazard due to the vehicular traffic or rail crossings, as determined in accordance with the standards established by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
 
Vehicles used by the District or any transportation contractor will meet all federal and state safety standards. Drivers will meet all required federal and state standards for licensing.
 
Bus schedules and routes are determined by the Office of Support Services in concert with First Student, the District’s transportation company, and will be altered only with the approval and direction of the Office of Support Services. Safety hazards and population density will determine the number and placement of bus stops in a given area. To the extent possible, school bus routes will be restricted to main routes and state- and county-maintained roads. 

The Department of Support Services and First Student reserve the right to make changes to this information as we meet the changing needs of our student population. Please check this site regularly for the updates or contact support services via this website.

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