CCUSD 301 Transportation Department
The Transportation Department for District 301 is responsible for transporting approximately 3,800 students to and from school on a daily basis. We have a current fleet of 72 buses and run approximately 200 routes daily within our district boundaries, as well as provide transportation to District 301 students who require special services outside the district. Our planned routes permit optimum pupil safety, programmed efficiency, and operational economy.
We at District 301 Transportation Department maintain the safety and welfare of all students while transporting students to and from school in a scheduled manner on a daily basis. We will provide positive role models who follow the State, Federal & District procedures and guidelines with a professional attitude, which lends itself to the district's commitment to excellence.
On August 19th, Busing Information for the upcoming 2016-17 school year will be available online. To retrieve the most up-to-date transportation information, choose the Bus Information link located on the top of your school's webpage. To confirm your kindergartner's bus information choose "K" for grade level.
Routing is based on the home location. Students who will not take a District 301 bus to/from their home location will need to complete the Student Transportation Information section of online registration in Skyward. Any changes to your student's transportation will be made through online registration through August 21. Beginning August 22, any changes will need to be communicated by completing a Student Transportation Information form (available above or in the school office) and returning it to the school office. Allow 48 hours for the request to be processed. To verify the changes have been updated, use the Busing Information link. If your child is enrolled in the Early Education program or in an Out-of-District program, busing information will be shared by a phone call, email or postal letter prior to the start date.
If you have a change of address, contact your child's school of attendance. Upon receipt of ALL required information, the school will advise transportation of the new residential information. Transportation will process the change and notify parent of any revised busing information via email.
Students should be prepared to board the bus 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Follow safe procedures while riding in the school bus, as well as, whenever near a school bus. Exercise the following safety advice. Avoid the Danger Zone! The Danger Zone is the 10 foot area around the school bus. Stand in a safe place away from traffic while waiting for the bus. Be alert to traffic when crossing the street to board or depart the bus, always looking left and right before entering the street. Wait for driver’s signal before safely crossing 10 feet in front of the bus. When two or more students are released or boarding from the bus stop, they should cross in a group. Students who move in a group within the driver’s sight are more likely to avoid a dangerous situation.
Eating, drinking and gum chewing are NOT ALLOWED on the school bus . This policy is enforced to avoid choking hazards and any anaphylactic reactions.
According to the Illinois Rules of the Road, motorists must stop before meeting or overtaking a school bus loading or unloading passengers on a two-lane roadway. Warning lights will be activated on the front & rear of the bus at least 100 feet (200 in rural areas) in advance of a stop. The stop arm will be engaged after the bus comes to a complete stop. Motorists must come to a complete stop and remain idle until the stop arm is no longer extended and the flashing lights have ceased. In addition, the Illinois State Board of Education and IDOT, Division of Traffic Safety, strongly recommend that vehicles stop at least 20 feet before reaching the school bus to allow pupils to cross the roadway safely.
For your convenience, the District Calendar can be found on the District webpage under the Parent Student button which include half day releases and non-attendance days. Plan accordingly for the altered dismissal times.
General Busing Information
Please view our department website for answers to commonly asked questions such as rules, routing or safety.These links can be viewed by using the side bar for options. For all other questions, please contact us at (847) 464-6052.
Effective 1/1/2014: Hand Held devices are prohibited throughout this state
• It is illegal to compose, read or send a text message or e-mail at any time while driving in Illinois.
• It is illegal for anyone to use a wireless phone while driving in a school zone or in a construction or maintenance zone unless it is in voice-activated mode.
• If under age 19, it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving except during an emergency.
Check your area for local ordinances concerning the use of cell phones while driving—many Illinois communities have ordinances banning cell phone usage. Violation of either of these laws may result in a fine and a moving violation on your driving record.
For more information, please contact the transportation staff at 847-464-6052 or via email
- Tracie Duffield, Director of Transportation: tracie.duffield@Central301.net
- Pam Porto, Transportation Coordinator: Pam.Porto@Central301.net
- Sheila Goehrke, Safety Coordinator: Sheila.Goehrke@Central301.net
- Dan Dalke, Chief Mechanic: Dan.Dalke@Central301.net