Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it Takes.
Transportation Services
students in front of school bus The District 65 Transportation Department works alongside the school bus companies and parents to provide safe and efficient service for students to and from school. Throughout the course of the year, the district will transport over 2,500 students on approximately 185 bus routes. Bus service is contracted through a local company - Positive Connections. The district provides free student transportation for elementary students who reside 1.5 miles or more from their attendance area school or reside where walking to school or to the bus stop would constitute a serious safety hazard.
Children enrolled in the Head Start program at the JEH Early Childhood Center are transported by Chicago School Transit. Families with children enrolled in the Head Start program may direct questions about service or to check on the status/location of a bus to the Student Transportation Department at (847) 859-8300.  
CONTACT the transportation services department
Walter Doughty, Transportation Coordinator, and JoDe Dietsch, Transportation Secretary, can be reached at (847) 424-2425 or by sending an email to transportation@district65.net. Parents and guardians are encouraged to call the Transportation Department directly with questions or concerns regarding bus stops, bus routes, or bus drivers.

Parents are always welcome to call Positive Connections Bus Company at (847) 492-0115 or (847) 492-1541, especially if they are asking about items that may have been left behind on a bus. 

Transportation News

  • Name Change on D65 School Buses

    In May, we learned that Positive Connections school buses will be rebranded with a new name printed on the side of their vehicles. This change will take place gradually over the next several months with all school buses displaying the new name, “Student Transportation of America” by the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

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