Buses

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2022-23 Bus Service

School bus companies across the nation – including H-F’s contracted bus
companies – are still experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. As a result, some H-F routes have been reconfigured.

BEFORE VIEWING BUS ROUTES, PLEASE READ Important School Bus FAQs

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Bus Regulations

VIOLATIONS OF THE RULES BELOW MAY RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION OF BUS TRANSPORTATION OR SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION FROM SCHOOL.

Adequate bus transportation is available for the students. A primary concern in this regard is for the safety of the student. With this in mind, the following rules have been adopted:

  • Students without a valid H-F I.D. card cannot ride the bus. Students shall present their I.D. card when they board the bus. Any I.D. mutilated or defaced so that information thereon is not clear must be replaced at the expense of the student. I.D. cards are not transferable. A student must surrender his I.D. card upon request of a driver.
  • Students must load/unload the bus at the stop designated for their area and show respect for private property in the area.
  • Students are to be at the bus stop on time. If for some reason a bus does not come or if a student misses the bus, it is the responsibility of the student to get to school.
  • At dismissal time, students are responsible for being on their bus at the designated departure time.
  • Smoking, striking of matches or lighting cigarette lighters, scuffling, littering (in or out of the bus), using profane or abusive language, or bringing pets or objects which may prove hazardous are not permitted.
  • Bus drivers are in complete charge of the buses, and students are expected to comply with their requests. Drivers are not permitted to remove students from the bus between destination points because of student misconduct.
  • Any damages caused by students to buses must be paid for by the students involved. Transcripts and graduation may be contingent on receipt of payment.
  • Students should not put their heads or arms out of bus windows or throw objects from bus windows. No windows shall be lowered below the safety mark indicated on the bus.
  • All students must be seated and are not permitted to change seats while the bus is in motion or to annoy riders on the bus.
  • Students are not to push or crowd when loading; they are to be courteous to fellow passengers, allowing front row students to disembark first.
  • Students are to exit only by the front door. The rear door is for emergency use only.

BUS NEWS (June 22, 2022) — Homewood-Flossmoor School District’s transportation company, Kickert School Bus Lines, Inc., has been awarded a state grant in the amount of $21,082.50 through the US EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (DERA), more specifically EPA’s Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The grant will assist in replacing one 2004 full-sized diesel bus with a new 2020 full-size IC Propane bus. The use of propane/gasoline fuel rather than diesel for school buses is cleaner for the both student passengers and the environment. The grant is to cover 25% of the purchase price up to $25,000 per vehicle and replacement vehicles will be powered by 2018 or newer EPZ and/or CARB certified.

Recipients were selected based on area scoring metrics, and NATA Diesel PM concentrations above the 80% mark. Eligible vehicles must have been operated in the 2019 school year, drive over 7,000 miles annually, and be powered by a 2009 or older diesel engine. Homewood-Flossmoor School District and Kickert School Bus Lines, Inc. are very thankful for this generous grant and look forward to providing lower emission transportation and decreasing the carbon footprint for the students, district and environment.

 

 

Department Staff

 

Candice Hall
Transportation & Logistics Coordinator /
Assistant to the Director of Operations & Maintenance
[email protected]
708-335-5520