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3 months ago

Main Office:

Phone:  815-577-6290

Fax:  815-577-6295 

Director of Transportation Services

Mark Baumann

 Ext. 4708

Assistant Director

Dawn Malleris 

Ext. 4729 


Mary Cano

Ext. 4709 

Safety Coordinator/Dispatcher

Jessica Long

Ext. 4707

need assistance after 4:00 PM with an Activity Bus?

Call our main office number and wait for the prompt, you will be connected with one of our staff, who can provide you with assistance. This is for calls related to our Activity Bus routes and students on those buses. 

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Activity Bus Routes: General Information

11 months ago

The Activity Bus route stops are indicated on the "Find Your Bus Stop" website. Enter your address and when your child's typical bus stop is displayed, the Activity Bus Stop is also shown. 

Activity Routes will NOT run on the first, second and third Wednesday of each month, due to Campus Staff Meetings. There are  NO Activity Routes on early dismissal days (SIP Days). The last day for student Activity Bus transportation will be May 22, 2020. 

After determining the most appropriate bus stop location for your child, who will be taking a Campus Activity Bus home, follow these steps: 

  1. Help your child locate the    assigned stop in relationship to your home; 
  2. Ensure your child knows how to walk home from that stop. 
  3. Not every Activity Bus Stop is the same as the daily bus stop for a student.

Activity Bus Routes have been updated for the 2019-20 school year. The routes will continue to service the subdivisions indicated in the lists found on the website. 

All of the times listed on the Route Stop for Activity Buses are approximate. The actual times are dependent upon the actual ridership of the bus on any given afternoon. The buses generally do not make every stop on the route. The bus will stop only at stops that students have indicated they need for that afternoon's route. 

In the afternoon, our Dispatch Office is not staffed after 4:15 PM. In the event you need to reach a Transportation Administrator regarding a student on an Activity Bus, please call our Dispatch number, 815-577-6290, and wait for the prompt at the end of the message that will connect you to a "live person".

We monitor all Activity Routes until the drivers indicate they have completed all of their student drop-offs.

If you are having any difficulty locating an appropriate stop for your child, please contact us at the Troy Transportation Department at 815-577-6290.

By Lucille Feeney

Activity Bus Subdivision Info

about 1 month ago

For the current school year 2020-2021, there are NO after school activity buses.

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Parent Reminders for Bus Routes


11 months ago

School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of our nation's students, and is the direct link between a neighborhood and the classroom. More than 25 million children ride the yellow bus every school day. It is the safest mode of transportation for school children. 

Here are tips to keep our children safe at the bus stop.

Getting Ready for School

  • Have your children put everything they carry in a backpack or school bag so that they won’ t drop things along the way.
  • Encourage them to wear bright, contrasting colors so they will be more easily seen by drivers.
  • Make sure children leave home on time so they can arrive at the bus stop before it is due,ideally at least five minutes early. Running after or in front of a bus is dangerous.

Walking to the Bus Stop

  • Walk young children to the bus stop or encourage children to walk in groups. There is safety in numbers; groups are easier for drivers to see.
  • Practice good pedestrian behavior: walk on the sidewalk, and if there is no sidewalk stay out of the street. If you must walk in the street, walk single file, face traffic and stay as close to the edge of the road as you can.
  • Stop and look left, right and then left again if you must cross the street. Do the same thing at drive -ways and alleys. Exaggerate your head turns and narrate your actions so your child knows you are looking left, right and left.

At the bus stop

  • Have children wait in a location where the driver can see them while driving down the street. Avoid waiting in a house or car, as the bus driver can not see the students.
  • Do not let children play in the street. Playing with balls or other toys that could roll into the street is also dangerous.

Getting On and Off the Bus

  • Warn children that if they drop something getting on and off the bus, they should never pick it up. Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver’s instructions.
  • Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus.
  • If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited to see you after school that they dash across the street and forget the safety rules.

Mobile Devices

Cell phones and other electronic devices are permitted on the school bus as long as:

  • They are in backpacks or other holders, keeping hands free to use handrails while boarding and departing the bus.
  • Sound is muted or headphones, ear buds or similar devices are used.
  • Content does not violate the law or school district policy and procedures.
  • Use does not create a distraction for the driver.

By National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)800.989.6278 :: ::

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Student Transportation Selection