Bus Registration

Bus Packed With Kids All Aboard!

Effective and efficient transportation systems affect everyone. Students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and school board members all take an active role in helping provide a safe and reliable school transportation system. The student transportation for Wilmette School District 39 is designed to offer safe, reliable, efficient, and economical service so students can devote their full attention to learning and growing.

By working together we can all help provide safe transportation for students.

Michelle McGregor
Transportation Liaison

Bus Registration 2022-23

Before registering, please read the District 39 Transportation Handbook and review it with your child. By completing the registration and fee payment, you are indicating that you have read and understand the District’s transportation rules. For Kindergarten students, whether you are in AM or PM Kindergarten, please select "One Way (AM)" if you only want the bus TO school. Please select "One Way (PM)" if you only want the bus FROM school.

Transportation fees for the 2022-23 school year will be $695.00 per rider for round-trip and $415.00 per rider for one-way transportation for registrations received by July 15. If one-way transportation is selected, AM or PM must be designated. Students will receive route information and their bus pass in the mail before school begins in August.

Important Information. Registrations received after July 15 will not be guaranteed a seat and will be charged a late fee - $100 for round-trip, and $50 for one-way. Any registration received after July 15th will be accepted only if space is available on existing routes. If space is not available, students will be placed on a wait list for the appropriate route. Bus requests will be processed in the order they are received.

Any students signing up after July 15 will be assigned to an existing route and stop, and they can start taking the bus on September 7. The routes will not be altered to accommodate late registrations. If there is not a stop available to you, your money will be refunded. The only way to guarantee a stop near your house is to register before July 16.

You can sign up for bus service using your credit card by accessing your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account. Choose "Balance", then "Make a Payment" and then choose "Transportation" on the right-hand side. You may select one of three options: (Round Trip), (One Way A.M.), or (One Way P.M.). If you prefer to mail in a check, you can download a transportation registration form.

The Express Bus continues to be a success and we will continue this service for the 2022-23 year. The Express bus is a direct bus ride between Central School – HMS, Central School – WJHS, McKenzie – HMS, and McKenzie – WJHS. This service is available for AM, PM or both AM and PM transportation. While the transportation fee is the same for the express bus, the express bus offers many benefits: it is a shorter ride to school, there are more students at the bus stop, it reduces traffic in the neighborhood streets, and in the afternoon, it is the first bus out of the lot. Please note, that if you sign up for the express bus, it is a full year commitment, and you may not use the neighborhood bus. For more information, please contact Michelle McGregor.

If you would like to sign up for the express bus, please fill out this form after you have paid for your child’s transportation. Please note, just like all transportation requests, this must be completed by July 15.

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