District 87 utilizes a state-of-the-art software program that provides routing and mapping capabilities that optimize our transportation network: routing efficiencies that result in reduction of route times & number of routes (and related costs); improved communication tools including online information for parents/students; reporting capabilities and more.
First Student Inc. provides transportation for: daily a.m. and p.m. routes; daily routes to Technology Center of DuPage (TCD); athletic and extra-curricular routes and after-school routes for students participating in activities.
Hopewell Transportation provides transportation for our students with special needs.
District 87 students are entitled to bus transportation at no charge if the student is a resident of District 87 and lives 1.5 miles or more from the school that he/she attends.
The only exception to the distance requirement is if the student’s path to school is through a serious safety hazard as defined by the Illinois Department of Transportation. There are eleven designated serious safety hazards throughout District 87 as follows:
Students whose path is through a serious safety hazard are eligible for free busing, even if they live less than 1.5 miles from school.
The District 87 Board of Education policy allows District 87 students who live less than 1.5 miles from school the ability to ride the bus on a fee basis. This optional fee is $300 per year, per student for the school year. There must be capacity on the bus and the student must be transported from an existing route and existing bus stop. A request form must be completed and presented to District 87 Director of Transportation for review and approval prior to student ridership. The fee must be paid in advance. The form is available by clicking here.
District 87 students eligible to ride the bus will be required to display their student ID to the bus driver upon entering the bus for both the AM and PM routes. Students unable to produce their ID will be required to receive a temporary pass from the Dean’s office to ride the PM bus. The first temporary pass will be excused; however, any additional temporary passes issued will result in a Dean intervention. Students are encouraged to get the temporary pass from the Dean’s office during the school day to assure they will be able to ride on the normally scheduled PM bus. If the student does not present a temporary pass in time to make the normally scheduled bus, they will have to wait until the activity bus and present the pass. Students will be responsible for riding their designated bus. Bus drivers and school administrators will deny requests for students to ride other routes than previously assigned unless pre-approved by the Dean’s office.
Questions regarding your student’s busing can be directed to your school’s Assistant Principal for Operations (APO) or the District’s Director of Transportation, as follows:
Glenbard East: Mitch Berenson, Assistant Principal for Operations, 627-9250 Ext. 1201
Glenbard North: Eric Johansen, Assistant Principal for Operations, 653-7000 Ext. 3201
Glenbard South: Taff Nielsen, Assistant Principal for Operations, 469-6500 Ext. 4201
Glenbard West: Stacy Scumaci, Assistant Principal for Operations, 469-8600 Ext. 2201
District Office: Beth Dolan-Heipp, Buildings, Grounds and Transportation administrative assistant, 469-9100 Ext. 2870
596 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137