NSSD 112 Transportation
NSSD 112 is committed to providing, safe, efficient, and reliable transportation to our students. The District has a partnership with First Student Transportation to provide bus service to students. Other services related to transporting students to and from school, including students with special needs, are also provided within the District.
Students who are eligible for free transportation will receive a letter 10 days prior to the start of the school year. The letter will provide the pick up & drop off locations & times.
Student Transportation Request:
Bus routes are created based on the student’s home address, unless an alternate location has been received no later than July 1.
Note: If the pick up and drop off location is the student's home address, there is not need to submit a transportation form.
Different Pick-Up or Drop-Off Location:
Any transportation request for a pick up and/or drop off location different than the home address for the following school year, must be received no later than July 1. In order to maintain continuity, bus routes may not be altered during the first two weeks of the school year. If no request is received, the student’s home address will be used to establish the route.
Who to Call With Questions
Parents who have a bus problem that needs immediate attention should call First Student at 847-724-7200. Call First Student with questions related to a bus running late, complaints or compliments about a driver, or general bus operations. Other questions, including changing a bus stop, eligibility for transportation services, school boundaries and district policies and procedures related to transportation should be directed to the Transportation Office at 224-765-3011.
When Buses are Late
If routes are running late, every effort is made to notify parents and guardians by phone through the District's communications system. Parents are asked to please notify their child's school office with any changes in contact information.
Eligibility and Fees
The District provides free bus transportation to all K-8 students who reside 1.5 miles or more from their assigned schools, or who reside less than 1.5 miles from their assigned school where walking to school would constitute a serious hazard as determined by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Students who are not eligible for free transportation may be allowed to ride the bus on a route and space available basis. Please contact the Transportation Office to verify if there is an available route before paying a fee. The transportation fee is $495 for the school year.