Bob Howell, Transportation Director ✦ 1300 W. Sycamore St. ✦ (309) 274-4320
Did You Know?
- IVC school buses travel a combined 425,000 miles each year.
- They stop at 450 stops each morning and pick up 1700 children to take them to four school buildings.
- Each afternoon, they make all those stops again to take the children home.
- Our students are transported on approximately 25 field trips, and our athletes and band students are transported to approximately 35 “away” events each month.
- Our buses are maintained and fueled within the school district, at our bus garage. All our buses have communications capabilities through our own broadcasting frequencies, from a tower placed at the High School.
- We employ 27 part-time and substitute drivers, 7 part-time monitors, a mechanic, and a Director of Transportation.
New for 2016-2017
Beginning this year, students will be permitted to have one bus assignment in the morning and a different assignment in the afternoon, but they must be consistent every day of the week.
Bus routes have been updated for the 2016-2017 school year. To see your students' routes click on one of the links below.
**NEW** Locate your student's bus in real-time using this link and the username and password provided by our REMIND system (see below): GPS
Want the app? Download the MyGeotab Fleet Management app from your App store.
REMIND BUS ROUTES (Updated 8/18/2016)
Receive important updates and information for each district route by joining your REMIND Bus Route.
[PDF, 167kb] School Bus Safety
[PDF, 167kb] - from the Illinois State Board of Education
With the beginning of each school year, it is important to be reminded about the safety of students being transported to and from school and school-related activities.
- Parents or another responsible person must be at the stop to get Kindergarten and Bright Futures students off the bus. If no one is at the stop the Kindergarten and Bright Futures students will be brought back to the school and it will be the parent’s responsibility to pick the student up at the school.
- It is recommended that parents of elementary students in 1st – 5th grade be at the bus stop.
- Parental supervision at the bus stop is very important and helpful to keep the students safe.
- Arrive at the bus stop five minutes early.
- When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic. Line up at least five giant steps away from the curb or the roadway to wait for the bus.
- Never run after the school bus if it has already left the bus stop.
- Never push when getting on or off of the school bus.
- Always walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus when crossing so that the school bus driver can see you.
- Be aware – Cross with Care! Wait until the school bus has stopped all traffic before stepping out onto the road.
- When the school bus is moving, always stay in your seat. Never put your head, arms or hands out of the window.
- Talk quietly; do not distract your school bus driver.
- If your school bus crosses railroad tracks, be calm and quiet so that your driver can listen for a train. Always obey your school bus driver’s instructions, so that he or she can make safe decisions.
- Never play with the emergency exits. Backpacks, band instruments, or sports equipment may not block the aisle or emergency exits. If there is an emergency, listen to the driver and follow instructions.
- When getting off of the school bus, make sure that all drawstrings and other loose objects are secure so that they don’t get caught on the handrail or the door.
- Never cross the street behind the school bus.
- If you leave something on the bus or drop something outside of the bus, never go back for it. The driver may not see you and begin moving the bus.
- Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into the car with a stranger.