FEE FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) - Due August 1
School District 197 offers a fee-based transportation option to all students in grades K-12 who are attending public or private school and live within district walk boundaries. Students may still walk to school, however they also have a choice to ride a bus for the full school year or seasonally (November 15-April 15) for a fee.
Full Year = $235 per year, per student
Seasonal = $117 per year, per student
Family cap = $470
Families receiving free or reduced-price services can request this service and receive a 50% fee waiver ($117 per year per student or $58 per student seasonal, family cap of $235).
The Fee for Transportation Service is an option for students in:
- Grades K-4 who live .75 mile or less from school
- Grades 5-8 who live 1 mile or less from school
- Grades 9-12 who live 2 miles or less from school
Forms and payment must be received by August 1. Students will be placed on a bus on a space available basis. Families will receive a full refund if their child is not placed on a bus route. No refunds will be given if a student is suspended from riding privileges for discipline infractions, or in the event that a student is placed on a route, but service is not fully utilized.
Forms received after August 1 will be put on hold until after the first two weeks of school and space availability on buses is known. Complete one form per child.
Postcards with bus information will be mailed to homes in late August (October for seasonal riders). If you have questions about registration, please call Transportation at 651-403-8320.