Transportation and Busing Information

USD 220 provides transportation services to students who reside 2.5 miles or further from their attendance center.  Transportation may include door-to-door services for students or require parents to meet the bus at a designated drop-off and pick-up location. 

During enrollment parents will be asked to provide information as required by the Director of Transportation, who will then schedule the time and location for pick-up.  Parents will be contacted by their student’s bus driver prior to the start of the school year.

 For the safety and security of all students riding district provided transportation, we ask riders to abide by the rules and regulations at all times.  The bus driver assumes responsibility for the child’s safety during the time he/she is being transported.  Discipline will be addressed in the following order:  Bus Driver, Director of Transportation, Building Administrator, Superintendent of Schools.  Students discipline may include, verbal warning, suspension, and expulsion of riding privileges.

Transportation Guidelines

1.  Students should be at the designated loading zone and on time.

2.  Students are to conduct themselves in a safe and orderly manner while awaiting bus arrivals.

3.  Students are to wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching it to board.

4.  Students are not permitted to carry anything onto the bus that will impede foot traffic in the aisle.

5.  Students are to board the bus in a safe and orderly manner and go directly to a seat and be seated.

6.  Students are not permitted to get out of their seats while the bus is in motion.

7.  Bus riders will be expected to conduct themselves in an orderly, dignified and self-controlled manner that demonstrates concern for the rights, safety and well-being of others.

8.  Children that alter their usual pattern of transportation shall present a written note signed by a parent giving their consent and thereby assuming the responsibility.

9.  The bus driver will not knowingly discharge riders at places other than the regularly scheduled stops, unless prior authorization has been given by parent or school officials

10.  No student may ride on a school bus as a guest of another student unless previous arrangements have been made and adequate seating space is readily available.

11.  Students are to remain seated until the bus comes to a full stop.  They are to then disembark in a safe and orderly manner.

12.  The bus driver assumes the authoritative role of a teacher when children are on the bus and his/her instructions and requests are to be honored.

13.  If misconduct persists, the parents will be notified.  If difficulties arising from misconduct cannot be resolved, it could result in forfeiture of a child’s privilege to ride the bus.

14.  Parents who have concerns as to student bus conduct should discuss their concern with the building principal.


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