Transportation Overview

District 146 provides student transportation services to approximately 1,800 students each school day. Contract transportation services are provided by American School Bus (708-349-1866) for regular education students and Sunrise Southwest (708-844-0800) for special education students. 

The District provides student transportation services to and from school for students who reside (1) a distance of 1.5 miles or more from their home school, or (2) within 1.5 miles of their home school, but for whom walking would constitute a serious safety hazard, as determined in accordance with standards established by and enforces by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

Transportation routes are intended to provide students with a safe and efficient way to get to and from school. The number of times a bus stops on a route impacts the length of time students are on the bus. In an effort to limit the amount of time students are on the bus, the District is unable to accommodate house stops or additional stops. 

When assigning bus stops, the student’s home address is used to determine the closest stop. If the student has a childcare provider who also resides in the District, the District is happy to accommodate you. Please submit a bus stop change request form online with the address of the childcare provider. Change requests may take up to one week to be approved and initiated by the bus company. The District does not provide transportation to daycare centers, however many daycare centers provide their own transportation. Please contact your provider for more information.  

Please have students at their assigned stop ten minutes prior to the published pick-up time in order to keep the route and traffic moving smoothly. For pre-k students, parents are required to board the bus and exit the bus with their student.

Please see Chapter 3 of the District 146 Handbook for more details regarding bus safety rules.

For any questions regarding transportation please contact Sue Campbell at scampbell@district146.org or 708-614-4500 x3105.
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