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School District 189's Transportation department provides student transportation services to resident public and private school students in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education.  All regular education students who live within the School District boundaries will be provided bus transportation services.  The transportation services for special needs students will be determined by the Special Education Department and included in the student’s IEP.  This will dictate if transportation services will be door to door or if the student is considered inclusive and assigned to a regular educational route.

Student pickup and drop-off times are APPROXIMATE.  Buses could arrive before or after the stated time.  Students should arrive at bus stops 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time and wait until ten minutes after the state stop time to call about a concern if your child has not been picked up to Illinois Central Bus Company, 618-394-1900.

Riding the bus is a privilege.  Each student is required by the Board of Education to adhere to the rules of conduct.  Non-compliance with these rules may result in the loss of bus riding privileges and/or suspension.

Department Mission Statement:  Providing Better Service and a Safer Ride. 

For transportation concerns, please contact Illinois Central Bus Company at 618-394-1900 or our School District Transportation Office personnel at 618-646-3192 or 618-646-3061.

Contact Us:

Lori Chalmers, Director of Pupil Services 

(Transportation, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers)


Phone:  618-646-3340

LaQuita Epps, Supervisor of Transportation 


Phone:  618-646-3061

Illinois Central Transportation Company-for after hours support

Phone: 618-394-1900