• 1370 N. RIVERWOODS ROAD
  • LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MON-FRI
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Office of Transportation Services


The Office of Transportation Services is a team of over twenty-eight people dedicated to serving the transportation needs of all District 103 students and families. Our commitment by each individual is, "to provide safe, timely, and proficient transportation services to our student learners."  

We are dedicated to transporting students in a safe and timely manner which will enable all students to arrive safely, ready to learn, at school every morning and will enable all students to arrive home safely every afternoon.

D103 Dispatch Office: (847) 295-8258

  • Please click HERE to view our Bus Service Information Brochure. 
  • For our Back to School Transportation Update of August 2017, click HERE.

Transportation Meeting, 9/07/2017: eNotice (html) Presentation (pdf) 

Bus Conduct & Student Safety

Together with your assistance and cooperation, we will make every effort to ensure the safety of your children while they ride the bus. The District 103 Transportation Department looks forward to providing safe, timely, and efficient transportation for your child.

The following hyperlinks connect to webpages outside of School District 103:

Camberley Club Address Ranges

Camberley Club Development

The Camberley Club addresses below are within the district's attendance boundary.

Contact Us

Contact Information

Address: 1370 N. Riverwoods Rd.

                  Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone:     847-295-8258

Fax:          847-295-9196

Staff

Anthony Mendoza
Director of Transportation

amendoza@d103.org

Mr. Mendoza oversees the transportation department. Driving a school bus is the primary job of the office staff listed below. When they are not driving, they assist in the office. The D103 Transportation Department is successful only due to the team work and dedication of all of our school bus drivers, monitors and crossing guards!


Wayne McGee
Fleet Manager/Lead Driver

wmcgee@d103.org

Mr. McGee oversees maintenance of the school bus fleet.

Christy Brown, RN
Special Ed Transportation Specialist/Sub Driver

cbrown@d103.org

Ms. Brown assists in overseeing transportation for our students with special needs as well as students who qualify under the McKinney Vento Act. Ms. Brown also oversees training of drivers and bus monitors transporting students with special needs. 

Ben Robles
Routing Specialist/Bus Driver
brobles@d103.org

Mr. Robles assists with routing both general education and special education bus routes. Mr. Robles is also our midday dispatcher.


Jodi Weiss
PM Dispatcher/Athletics Coordinator/Bus Driver
jweiss@d103.org

Ms. Weiss acts as the department administrative clerk by processing invoices and driver certification paperwork. Ms. Weiss is also our afternoon/evening dispatcher and oversees coordinating busing for athletic trips.


Robert Appleby
Fleet Maintenance Assistant/Sub Driver
rappleby@d103.org

Mr. Appleby assists the Fleet Manager. He also conducts checks on the school bus surveillance systems on a weekly basis to ensure they are in working order. 


Ken Graff
Driver Training Instructor/Bus Driver
kgraff@d103.org
Mr. Graff assists with providing ongoing professional development for our school bus drivers, bus monitors and crossing guards.

 

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Department Procedures

Driver's Corner

Office of Field Trips & Athletics

Fleet Maintenance Unit

Fleet Maintenance Unit

Wayne McGee
Fleet Manager
wmcgee@d103.org

 

Robert Appleby
Fleet Maintenance Assistant/Sub Driver
rappleby@d103.org

 

PRE-TRIP INSPECTION

Safety of our students is our number one priority. Safety begins with the driver. Drivers are required to inspect their school bus every morning. Click HERE to see the form our drivers use every morning when inspecting their school bus. Our Fleet Manager assists the drivers by inspecting items under the hood such as oil, coolant, belts, hoses, etc. 

VISUAL BRAKE INSPECTION

The Illinois Department of Transportation requires that a visial brake inspection be performed on every school bus operated in Illinois at least once a year or every 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first. A completed School Bus Brake Inspection Report must be presented to the Certified Safety Tester each time a school bus is taken to an Official Testing Station for a safety inspection. Click HERE to see a copy of what the report looks like. 

SCHOOL BUS INSPECTIONS

The Illinois Department of Transportation is responsible for regulating and overseeing both scheduled and non-scheduled school bus inspections. Scheduled inspections are conducted at approxmately 250 official testing stations across Illinois. In addition to these scheduled inspections, over 5,500 non-scheduled inspections are conducted by IDOT Vehicle Inspectors annually. Non-scheduled or "unannounced" inspections are performed wherever a school bus may be stored or parked. 

FORM REVIEW

Bus inspection forms are on file with the Office of Transportation Services located at: 1370 N. Riverwoods Road behind Daniel Wright Junior High School. If you wish to view a copy of a bus inspection, you may do so by stopping by anytime between 6:30 AM and 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday during the normal school year. 

Kindergarten Transportation

Kindergarten Transportation

Kindergarten Bus Orientation, 8/21/2017

For the safety of your kindergarten child, it is our established practice to have a parent/guardian or sibling meet your kindergarten child when the bus driver drops them off at your child's bus stop. Please make certain that they know their way home or meet them at the bus stop. The safety of your child is the number one concern of the Office of Transportation Services once they are dropped off. We strongly encourage you to be at your child's bus stop. 

All kindergarten students will be picked up and dropped off as close to their home as possible. However, should there be multiple kindergarten students within a few houses, one central bus stop will be used. We ask that students be outside at their bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up time. 

It is recommended that you place an ID tag on your child's backpack. The information should include: child's name, address, phone number, and day care information (where to be picked up and dropped off daily). Please consider taking the time to teach your child his/her address and phone number, so in the event his/her ID tag is lost, the driver will be able to get your child home. 

If your child is a bus rider, it is important to have your child ride the bus the first week of school. This will allow the driver to know who will be riding so the route can be adjusted to get the students to and from school in a timely manner. 

Please have your child utilize a backpack so that his/her hands are free to grab handrails when getting on and off the bus. When exiting the bus, be aware of clothing with drawstrings; also, don't have toys attached or hanging down backpacks as these items could get caught in the handrails of doors of the bus. 

Let your child know that they will need to listen to the bus driver and follow their directions to keep them safe. 

If you need to contact the Office of Transportation Services the first few weeks of school, please understand that there is a high call volume of calls during this time, and it may be difficult to get through. Our phone number: (847) 295-8258.

Office of Routes & Boundaries

Routes & Boundaries

Phone: 847-295-8258

Ben Robles
Router/Bus Driver
  • Click here for a list of the Camberley Club addresses that are within the D103 attendance boundary. 
  • Click here to search the Lake County, IL Property Tax webpage for a specific address that lists Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District #103 as a district collecting taxes.

 

Special Needs Transportation

Special Education Transportation Unit

Christy Brown, RN
SpEd Transportation Specialist/Sub Driver
cbrown@d103.org


Transportation Order

Form is used by school administration to request transportation for students. 

TRANSPORTATION ORDER (Fill In)

TRANSPORTATION ORDER (print and fax/scan)

Student Information Card

The student information card should be filled out entirely and emailed to Anthony Mendoza, Transportation Director, at: amendoza@d103.org. This card should be kept up to date throughout the school year should anything change for the student. All cards are kept confidential and are shredded at the end of the school year.

STUDENT INFORMATION CARD

 

Seating Requirements

Below are available options for our student riders. Please indicate which seating system your student requires on the Student Information Card. Standard lap belts are also available. 

 

Standard STAR System

The standard STAR is a five-point, add-on restraint system that easily adjusts to provide a proper, secure fit for children 25 to 65lbs, up to 57 inches tall and over 1 year of age. This product meets the majority of transportation needs.

FEATURES:

  • Wraps around any size bus seat with the universal cam wrap system.
  • Installs on both standard FMVSS 222 and 210 seats.
  • Buckle loop feature helps to avoid touch-related issues.
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable federal, state, and Head Start safety standards.
  • Seat pad can be removed and washed without removal of the seat.
  • Optional chest strap provides additional upper torso support and adjusts for a comfortable, secure fit.
  • Installation does not require use of school bus seats with lap or lap-shoulder belts.

 

STAR Plus System

STAR Plus offers the same five-point restraint protection as our standard STAR with a larger base, comfort pad, and shoulder area to accommodate children 25 to 90lbs, up to 57 inches tall. The STAR plus can be attached two to a 39-inch bus seat.

FEATURES:

  • Wraps around any-size bus seat with the universal cam wrap system.
  • Installs on both standard FMVSS 222 and 210 seats.
  • Buckle loop feature helps to avoid touch-related issues.
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable federal, state, and Head Start safety standards.
  • Seat pad can be removed and washed without removal of the seat.
  • Optional chest strap provides additional upper torso support and adjusts for a comfortable, secure fit.
  • Installation does not require use of school bus seats with lap or lap-shoulder belts.

 

STAR Special Needs

STAR Special Needs

STAR Special Needs offers the same protection as the standard STAR, with extra support accessories to accommodate children with a wide range of special health care needs. The restraint easily adjusts to provide support for children 25 to 105 pounds with torso heights up to 20 inches tall (torso height = seating position base to shoulder).

With its five-point restraint system and extra support accessories, the STAR Special Needs is a convenient, cost-effective solution to keeping children with special needs properly positioned and secured for the ride.

FEATURES:

  • Extra support features include an abductor, recline wedge, torso supports, height adjusters, and adjustable headrests.
  • Wraps around any size bus seat with the universal cam wrap system.
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable federal and Head Start safety standards.
  • Installs on both standard FMVSS 222 and 210 seats.
  • Seat pad can be removed and washed without removal of the seat.

ADDRESS THESE HEALTHCARE NEEDS:

  • High and low muscle tone.
  • Decreased head and trunk control.
  • Increased muscle tone in lower extremities.
  • Behavioral conditions such as hyperactivity, autism, and emotional concerns.
  • Developmentally immature.

PROMOTES PROPER POSITIONING DURING TRANSPORT:

  • Protects airways.
  • Provides support.
  • Promotes posture and functional positions.
  • Increases comfort.

 

E-Z-ON Adjustable 203 Vest

The Push Button Adjustable Vest with adjustable shoulders

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Featuring…

Mini-Push Buttons adjust with fast connect and easy release.

Bar slides keep busy fingers from adjusting the shoulder straps. Shoulder straps back-thread and lock.

Adjustable shoulder straps can lengthen and shorten the vest for a secure fit. The hip strap must remain low around the lap.

203HooksHooks attach to metal slots on the adjustable 203 vest at the shoulder.

 

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Crotch straps must be threaded correctly to lock.

Model #203

  • XS-S Vests have sewn crotch straps that meet NHTSA guidelines
  • MEETS FMVSS 213
  • Must use with E-Z-ON’s seat mount, tether mount, floor mount, or wheel chair mount
  • Fits ages 2 through adult 20-65 lbs.
  • Accessories are available
  • Replace after crash
  • U.S. Pat. #4,226,474

 

Training Unit

Training Unit

 The Training Unit oversees the ongoing professional development of our school bus drivers, bus monitors and crossing guards. 

Ken Graff
Driver Training Instructor/Bus Driver

2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018

School Hours

Early Childhood:
AM Early Childhood: 8;30 AM - 11:00 AM
PM Early Childhood: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Extended Day Early Childhood: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Kindergarten:
Full Day: 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
AM Kindergarten: 8:15 AM - 11:05 PM

PM Kindergarten: 11:55 AM - 2:45 PM

Grades 1 & 2:
8:15 AM - 2:45 PM

Grades 3-5:

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Grades 6-8:

8:30 AM - 3:35 PM

Guided:
8:10 AM - 3:15 PM
Early Release Times:

Sprague:

11:15 AM

Daniel Wright:

11:30 AM

Half Day:
12:00 PM

  • Our Mission:
  • To provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.
  • 1370 N. RIVERWOODS ROAD
  • LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MON-FRI
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