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Bus Stop Safety Tips

about 1 month 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.Try to avoid waiting in a house or car.
  • 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 :: info@napt.org :: www.napt.org

Parent Reminders for Bus
Parents, please remember to have students at the bus stop at least 5 mins prior to announced pickup times. Be aware that bus times will fluctuate a little the first week as the routes become established. PM drop-off times for the Elementary students should be becoming more consistent as the Elementary schools have become more efficient in their dismissal process at each school. Please be patient as we work to achieve SAFE student transportation. Kindergarten students must have someone to meet them at the bus stop, or a sibling from the bus. Parents/guardians who are not present at the bus stop for a Kindergarten student will receive a phone call prior to the bus taking the child back to the school for parent pickup.

Contact Us

4 months ago


Main Office:

Phone:  815-577-6290

Fax:  815-577-6295 

Director of Transportation Services

Lucille Feeney

 Ext. 4707 

Assistant Director

Mark Baumann

Ext. 4708 

Dispatcher

Mary Cano

Ext. 4709 

Safety Coordinator/Dispatcher

Dawn Malleris

Ext. 4729




Activity Bus General Information

about 1 month ago


Activity Bus Routes have been updated for the 2017-18 school year. The routes will continue to service the subdivisions indicated in the lists.  


Activity Routes will NOT run on the first and second Wednesday of each month, due to Campus Staff Meetings. There are also NO Activity Routes on early dismissal days (SIP Days).


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

  1. Find the subdivision where you live; 
  2. Click on the link for the Activity Bus Route for your subdivision; 
  3. Identify the closest stop to your home from those listed for the route; 
  4. Ensure your child knows how to walk home from that stop. 
All of the times listed on the Route Schedules 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 listing. The buses stop only at stops that students have indicated they need for that afternoon's route. 


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

3 months ago

Please scroll down the page to find all 7 Activity Bus Route listings.

Activity Bus Route 1

Activity Bus Route 2

Activity Bus Route 3

Drop-offs are in the following subdivisions:

Drop-offs are in the following subdivisions:

Drop-offs are in the following subdivisions:


Breckenridge

Cumberland South

Cumberland South Forty

Fall Creek East

Fall Creek West

Fields of Shorewood

Huntington Village

Legacy Pointe

North Edgewater

Saddlebrook Estates

Theodore's Crossing



Autumn Lake

Beaver Creek

Country Glen Estates

Hampton Glen

Longleat

River Glen

Riverbook Estates

Sunset Ridge East

Sunset Ridge South

Wellington Heights



Brookforest

Brookforest North

Brookshore Park

Canterbury Ron Lee

Country West

Edgewater South

Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods South

River Crossing

River Oaks

River Oaks South

Robin Hill

Rollingwood Estates

Shorewood Meadows

The Manor

Westfield Village


Activity Bus Route 4

Activity Bus Route 5

Activity Bus Route 7

Drop-offs are in the following subdivisions:

Drop-offs are in the following subdivisions:

Drop-offs are in the following subdivisions:


Burr Oaks

Campus Courtyard

Chovan Estates

Colony West

Fountaindale

Murphy Acres

Northfield

Old Kent

Pleasant Knoll

Red Oak Trails

Rooney Heights

Timberline

Timberview Estates

Twin Oaks Apt

Twin Oaks East

Twin Oaks West

Willow Run



Cambridge

College Park

Fairview

Golfview

Springwood South

Thorn Creek

Activity Bus Route 6

Drop-offs are in the following subdivisions:

Leland Hills

Marion Woods

McClintock Acres

McDonald Estates

Park Place Estates

Silver Leaf

Springwood



Citadel

Covered Bridge Way

Deer Run

Fox Bend

Heritage Drive Apts.

Imperial Mobile Home Park

Leach on Essington

Oak Lane

Old Fire Station

Shorewood Park

Summit Creek

Sunset Hills

Timber Oaks

Waterford Point

Wooded Creek



By Lucille Feeney