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.

Robert Rounsaville

Director of Support Personnel Services
708-226-5655
rrounsaville@homerschools.org

Meet Robert Rounsaville

Education is in Robert Rounsaville’s blood. Not only were both of his parents teachers but so were just about every sibling, aunt and uncle in his family. As a result, he knew at an early age that he wanted to be a teacher. “I never considered anything else,” said Mr. Rounsaville. “I enjoy getting to know kids and their families.” The educator, who was born in California but raised in Alaska, obtained his Bachelor’s degree in education from Arizona State University and his Master’s degree in administration from Northern Arizona University. After teaching for 8 years, he served as an elementary school principal for 21 years. After 4 years as a principal in Arizona, he moved to Illinois where he served as the principal at Goodings Grove School for 15 years. He then helped open the district’s Kindergarten Center as their principal for 2 years before taking on the role as Director of Support Personnel Services. Mr. Rounsaville has three children -- all of whom attended Homer 33C schools.


Team Members

Nancy Lahey

Dispatcher
708-226-7625
nlahey@homerschools.org

Kelly Zink

Secretary
708-226-5655
kzink@homerschools.org

Transportation Department
16020 Cedar Road
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Phone: (708) 226-7625
Fax: (708) 226-7627

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