Free bus transportation is available to students who live 1½ miles or more from school and within school attendance boundaries. Students who live less than 1½ miles from school may elect to pay for transportation. The cost is $170.00 a year, payable in advance.
Transportation also is provided for regular bus riders who stay after school under a teacher’s supervision. A special pass and/or sticker for their ID issued by the teacher, coach or sponsor, is required for either the late bus (4:00 PM) which runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, or the evening bus (5:25 PM) which runs all five days. These late buses leave from the front of the building. The student I.D. card also is used as a bus pass and must be shown to the driver. There is a map displayed the vicinity of the main entrance that would indicate what bus number a student should ride for these late buses. Students are encouraged to ask the student supervisor at the front desk for assistance. Students may also ask any bus driver for assistance as well.
The bus route and times are set as a general guide. However, buses do not stop more often than every block (corner) in town or about every 400 feet outside a town area. If a bus does not arrive on schedule, students are expected to wait until the bus does come.
Students must cross the road in front of the bus while the stop arm is out and the flashers are operating. Extreme caution should be observed when entering or leaving the bus. Students may not loiter or walk through parking lots before entering or after leaving buses.
School rules apply on the buses. Aside from a possible suspension from school, bus privileges may be suspended for misconduct such as vandalism, fighting, or violation of safety procedures. Behavior expected of students during the regular school day also must be exhibited on the bus. Smoking is not permitted on the bus. To promote safety and welfare of students and staff, audio and video recording may be used on buses. A brochure detailing bus guidelines is sent home, and rules are posted in each bus.
To ride a bus other than one regularly assigned, an eligible bus rider must have a special need. Requests from parents should be sent to Raymond Gawron, director of transportation, 1750 S. Roselle Road, Palatine, IL 60067-7336, (847) 755-6798, who may issue a special bus pass to meet this need.