Students residing in excess of one and a half (1 1/2) miles from their attendance center or who reside within an approved hazardous area are eligible for transportation services by the District. Information is available at each school, at registration, and at the Central Office regarding whether or not students qualify for the transportation service.
Bus transportation is provided to all students attending Tate Woods (TW). There are six buses assigned to TW that pick up/drop off students at designated bus stops throughout the neighborhoods of Lisle. Please note, the bus does not stop directly at each home. Students are expected to utilize a bus stop listed.
PreK students WILL NOT be allowed off the bus without an adult to greet them. If an adult is not present, phone calls will be made to the parent and the child may be returned to the school. First and second grade students WILL be released from the bus with no adult present. Please discuss a safety plan with your child in case something would occur that no one would be home to receive them. Ideally, an adult would meet students of all ages at the bus each afternoon to increase safety.
Buses leave Tate Woods at 3:20pm. Although we do our very best to maintain an on-time schedule, buses may sometimes run late, especially during the first weeks of school, in inclement weather and on early dismissal days. If you would like late bus status information, please do the following:
- Like Us on Facebook - Tate Woods Elementary on Facebook and watch for updates
- Check email – late bus information is sent from LISLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 202
- Be patient - if there is ever a safety concern, you will be notified immediately. Most often, the students are safe on the bus and the route is taking longer than normal because:
- Previous route ran late (TW buses are used for St. Joan and High School routes prior to arrival at Tate Woods)
- Driver is a substitute and less familiar with the route
If you have questions regarding bus service, please contact our school office first at 630-293-8050. If we cannot assist you, we will refer you to the bus company, Westway Coach.
- Bus Company Information
- Scheduling & Routing Information
- Transportation Exceptions
- Student Safety & Conduct
- Transportation Concerns
District 202 contracts all of its bus services. Schedules and routes are developed by the bus company and then are reviewed and approved by the District. Where possible, centralized pick-up points are used to optimize efficiency. Bus stops are based on density and walk/ride distances are determined according to the concentration of riders in an area, the degree of traffic, the presence of traffic controls and bus turn-around requirements. Whenever possible, stops are at the intersections. School buses may not enter private roads, dead ends, cul-de-sacs or non-dedicated streets.
Route and schedule information is available at registration. In order to reduce confusion, routes and schedules from the previous year will be followed as closely as possible at the beginning of the new school year.
Students should be at their stops approximately five minutes before the bus is expected to arrive. Due to road construction and varying traffic problems, the buses may have difficulty in meeting scheduled stop times at the start of the year. Your patience as we work to resolve problems is appreciated.
All pupil transportation is provided daily from assigned bus stops to school and return. Students are required to meet the bus and depart at the assigned stops. Exceptions to this requirement must have prior approval from the building principal. Only students who meet the eligibility requirements for bus services are allowed to ride to and from school.