Important Information Regarding Bussing 2016-2017

Please write the name of the school where your child catches the bus at the top of the 2016-2017 bus application form. This information is needed to input each application into the system and will save the Decatur staff countless hours.

  • Parents/guardians of students currently enrolled and receiving bus service as well as parent of students new to bus service, MUST complete the Transportation Form for Bus Services.
  • If your child(ren) will be attending a Chicago Park District program this Fall, please fill out the “GREEN” form.  This form must be submitted ASAP. Transportation to park programs begins in October.


School buses regularly leave school grounds at 2:45 p.m. Your child’s bus driver will need to inform you of your bus drop-off time. If there is an emergency or other situation and your child will not ride the school bus in the afternoon, you must send/fax a note to the office before noon. Telephone requests to keep your child off the afternoon bus will not be accepted.

To qualify for bussing, you must live more than 1.5 miles and no more than 6 miles from Decatur Classical School. You must also live North of Fullerton Avenue. This is determined by the Chicago Board of Education.  If you have questions about bussing, please contact Mrs. Jockl in the main office at 773.534.2200.

Appropriate behavior is critical to bus service. Children must remain in their seat at all times and be respectful of each other and the driver. No food or drink are allowed. Children who disregard these rules can lose eligibility from bus service.

Bus Companies:

  • First Student 708-345-5502
  • R & D       773-854-2100
  • Alltown     773-248-0090
  • Falcon      773-638-8000
  • North Shore  847-677-9700

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