Transportation

Transportation Overview

The goal of the transportation department is to provide safe, efficient and appropriate transportation for all eligible students.

We provide free transportation to and from school for students who:
  • Live a distance of 1.5 miles or more from their home school
  • Live within 1.5 miles of their home school, but for whom walking would constitute a serious safety hazard -- as determined in accordance with standards established by and enforced by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

Safety

Vehicles used to transport Homer 33C students will meet all federal and state safety standards. All drivers employed by the district meet required federal and state standards for licensing.

Bus Schedules & Routes

Bus schedules and routes, including the locations of all bus stops are determined by the Transportation Department, and can only be altered with the approval of the Director of Support Personnel Services.

Safety hazards and population density will be considered when determining the number and placement of bus stops in a given area. The number of times a bus stops on a route impacts the length of time our students are on the bus and the number of buses required to provide an efficient transportation service.

Stops are primarily located at intersections or corners because this is the safest stop location, primarily due to the expectations of other motorists. Stop locations and times are subject to minor revision, most often in the few weeks following the start of school. It is during this time that changes may be made due to bus loading or time issues.

Please note that bus stops may be located up to ½ mile from a student’s home, provided there are no serious hazards between the home and bus stop. Therefore, requests to move a bus stop to a student’s residence or to a closer location will not typically be approved unless a safety hazard exists.

All stop change requests, or requests for a bus stop to be added should be submitted via the Request for Bus Stop Change form on this website. The form should be completed, and sent via email to transportation@homerschools.org

Final approval for all requests lies with the Director of Support Personnel Services.


Craig Schoppe

Director of Support Personnel Services

cschoppe@homerschools.org


Team Members


Nancy Lahey

Dispatcher
708-226-7625
nlahey@homerschools.org

Kelly Zink

Secretary
708-226-5655
kzink@homerschools.org

Meet Craig Schoppe

After leading students and staff as the building Principal at Butler School for five years, Craig Schoppe was ready to take on a new challenge. In 2015, he was named Director of Support Personnel Services for the district, sharing some of the management of staff as well as the duties once held by the district’s Director of Transportation. He was selected for the position because of his strong management skills and knack for problem-solving. Mr. Schoppe received his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Iowa, a Master’s degree in School Psychology from Governors State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Educational Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Tara, and their three children: Luke, Cade and Breann.

Homer Transportation
16020 Cedar Rd
Homer Glen IL 60491

Phone: 708.226.7625
Fax: 815.838.9255


Transportation Department
16020 Cedar Road
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Phone: (708) 226-7625
Fax: (815) 838-9255

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