Bus Registration

Bus Packed With Kids All Aboard!

Effective and efficient transportation systems affect everyone. Students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and school board members all take an active role in helping provide a safe and reliable school transportation system. The student transportation for Wilmette School District 39 is designed to offer safe, reliable, efficient, and economical service so students can devote their full attention to learning and growing.

By working together we can all help provide safe transportation for students.

Michelle McGregor
Transportation Liaison
847-512-6024

Bus Registration 2020-21

Before registering, please read the District 39 Transportation Handbook and review it with your child. By completing the registration and fee payment, you are indicating that you have read and understand the District’s transportation rules. For Kindergarten students, whether you are in AM or PM Kindergarten, please select "One Way (A.M)" if you only want the bus TO school. Please select "One Way (P.M.)" if you only want the bus FROM school.

Transportation fees for the 2020-21 school year will be $575.00 per rider for round-trip and $333.00 per rider for one-way transportation for registrations received by July 10th. If one-way transportation is selected, AM or PM must be designated. Students will receive route information and their bus pass in the mail before school begins in August.

Important Information. Registrations received after July 10th will not be guaranteed a seat and will be charged a late fee - $100 for round-trip, and $50 for one-way. Any registration received after July 10th will be accepted only if space is available on existing routes. If space is not available, students will be placed on a wait list for the appropriate route. Bus requests will be processed in the order they are received.

Any students signing up after July 10th will be assigned to an existing route and stop, and they can start taking the bus on Sept 14th. The routes will not be altered to accommodate late registrations, so your child will be placed at the nearest bus stop to your home. If there is not a stop available to you, your money will be refunded. The only way to guarantee a stop near your house is to register before July 10th.

You can sign up for bus service using your credit card at RevTrak, the Online Fee Payment Page. Click on "Transportation Fee" in the left-hand column. You may select one of three options: (Round Trip), (One Way A.M.), or (One Way P.M.). If you prefer to mail in a check, you can download a transportation registration form.

 

EXPRESS BUS The Express Bus continues to be a success and we will continue this service for the 20-21 year. The Express bus is a direct bus ride between Central School – HMS, Central School – WJHS, McKenzie – HMS, and McKenzie – WJHS. This service is available for AM, PM or both AM and PM transportation. While the transportation fee is the same for the express bus, it does offer many benefits. It is a shorter bus ride to school. There are more students at the bus stop. The express bus also reduces traffic in the neighborhood streets. In the afternoon, it is the first bus out of the lot. Please note, that if you sign up for the express bus, it is a full year commitment, and you may not use the neighborhood bus. For more information, please contact Michelle McGregor.

If you would like to sign up for the express bus, please fill out this form after you have paid for your child’s transportation. Please note, just like all transportation requests, this must be completed by July 10th.

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