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Transportation

Bus registration for the 2024-25 School year begins May 1, 2024.

2024-25 BUS FEES ARE $850 for 2-way service and $650 for 1-way service.

Bus Registration Information:
To register and pay online for bus service, please visit our Family Access Site.  
  • Use the specific codes on Family Access for bus registration.

  • Registration must be complete by Wednesday, July 31, 2024 if your family requires consistent use of the Glencoe School District 35 buses for daily transportation.

  • After Wednesday, July 31, 2024  applicants are considered late and will have a non-refundable late-fee of $50/student applied. 

  • After Monday, August 5, 2024 applicants will be subject to the $50/student late-fee and will not be processed until Friday, September 8, 2024. Riding start date will be after September 6th.

  • Park District ONLY registrations are not subject to the July 31, 2024 deadline or the $50/student late fee. HOWEVER, registrations received after August 5, 2024 will be processed as quickly as possible with NO GUARANTEE OF RIDING START DATE.

Children lined up on the side of a parked bus

Students must have their bus passes visible to the driver upon boarding. Drivers may assign seats to facilitate loading and/or maintain order. To register for HOME busing service:

To register and pay online for bus service, please visit our Family Access site If you require further information on the busing program, contact Mrs. Gayle Stone in the Glencoe School District Business Office at stoneg@glencoeschools.org or 847-835-7800. If eligible, financial assistance is available. Please contact Mrs. Johanna Urban at 847-835-7814 for further information regarding financial assistance.


Sincerely,

Jason Edelheit
Director of Finance and Operations

Transportation Documents and Resources

  • Bus Safety Rules
  • The Best Bus Safety Coloring Book 

    All children will ride a school bus at some time during their kindergarten through 8th grade experience in District #35. The same safety guidelines apply for field trips or rides to and from school. 

How The Bus System Works

Students attending West and South Schools ride together, while Central School students maintain separate routes. In the morning, South/West school buses first drop students off at West School and then continue to South School. At the end of the day, buses first pick up at South School and then continue to West School before starting the routes. To the extent possible, routes are designed so students picked up first in the morning are dropped off first in the afternoon. The following are approximate times for the routes:

SOUTH & WEST SCHOOLS
Morning
First stop approx. 7:55 a.m.
Last stop approx. 8:35 a.m.

Afternoon
First stop approx. 3:20 p.m.
Last stop approx. 3:55 p.m.

CENTRAL SCHOOL
Morning
First stop approx. 7:30 a.m.
Last stop approx. 8:05 a.m.

Afternoon
First stop approx. 3:50 p.m.
Last stop approx. 4:25 p.m.

A Board of Education policy requires the use of seat restraints by all bus riders of all grade levels. As a part of the orientation at the beginning of the school year, children receive information and instructions on the busing plan, the importance of restraints, and expected behaviors on the bus. Bus service will not be available to riders who fail to use restraints.