In 2017, the Illinois Department of Transportation along with the Oak Grove School Board designated the intersection of Airport Road and Pfeiffer Rd as a serious safety hazard for K-8 students. This designation allows the district to provide reimbursable transportation to the students of the district to and from school. Each year prior to the school year beginning, students are assigned bus routes for pick up and drop off that are communicated to parents within TeacherEase. Any changes to student pick up or drop off must be communicated through the school office as soon as possible so notification can be given to our transportation provider. Issues with busing should be communicated directly with the bus company.
Oak Grove School District #68 will support three bus routes. The bus routes are color names (Green, Gold, and Black) so that younger riders can better identify their bus and to not cause confusion if a different bus number is used for the route. Parents that know that they will drop off and pick-up students each day should let the school office know as soon as possible that their child will be a car rider and they will not utilize district provided transportation. When you opt out of busing, there will not be a stop or seat on the bus for your student, in other words they can't just jump on the bus if a parent is running late for pick up. Alternate drop off or pick-up due to baby-sitters should be communicated to the main office and will be limited. The route stops are subject to change as the district receives new students and students should be at their assigned stop at least 5 to 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled pick up time. Patience is expected, especially at the start of the school year as drivers, students, and school staff become familiar with who rides the buses.