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Johnsburg School District 12 operates its own Transportation System overseen by the efforts of our Transportation Specialist, Robbin Pierce. The Transportation Department is located at its own facility next to the Stadium at Johnsburg High School just past the intersection of Ringwood Road and Skyhawk Drive. We are proud to offer all of our students bus transportation to and from their residences within the District's boundaries. We also partner with a variety of other agencies to provide specialized transportation services for our students with special needs.
If you have any questions about our Transporation System, please contact Robbin Pierce at (815) 385-5767 or via email at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some Transportation Reminders
School busses, as everyone knows, carry “the most precious cargo”. Trust me when I tell you that even we, transportation personnel, get “stuck behind a school bus”. No one enjoys it, but it’s a necessity of life for the big, yellow busses to be on the roads at any given time of the day, transporting our students to wherever they need to be going.
Almost daily, a school bus driver will call over the radio with the license plate number and description of a vehicle that has violated the bus stop arm. This information is then sent to the corresponding police department. If convicted of this violation, your driving privileges will be suspended for three months. Two convictions within 5 years will result in driving privileges being suspended for one year. Hefty fines and court costs will also be incurred.
This includes anywhere a bus may be with lights activated – on the road, in school drives, parking lots, at athletic events and field trips. Illinois state laws require school busses to activate the 8-light warning system and stop arms any time that students are being loaded and unloaded. If you are ever in doubt, act on the side of caution. Children are unpredictable. We teach them how and remind them regularly, but can only hope that they do what they’re supposed to in regard to procedures; we can’t guarantee that they always will.
Waiting for a school bus may bother you, but it could bother you for the rest of your life if you don’t.
Remember too, that cell phone use is illegal in school and construction zones. Hands-free devices are allowed. School bus drivers are prohibited from using any type of cell phones to send or receive calls and texts while driving the bus, except in an emergency situation, regardless of whether driving empty or with students.
It is illegal to pass a school bus in a school zone. Speeding in a school zone can also be charged as reckless driving. Please take every precaution when a school bus is near or when driving in school zones – keep to a safe following distance behind the bus and be prepared to stop. Watch for children coming or going from all directions. If you designate someone else to drive your child to or from school, please inform him/her of our procedures to protect them from possible legal issues.
Our job is not an easy one – we have to remain diligent and trust that our community will act in accordance to complete each day safely.