Orland School District 135 is now able to offer the Fee-based bus service for students who live under 1.5 miles from their attendance center and therefore do not qualify for free transportation under the provisions of IL State Statute. There is a limited amount of space available. Accepted students will be assigned to an existing route and stop on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Please note that there will be no discounts or refunds made for vacation and/or emergency days as declared by the Superintendent of Schools. If space is needed for an eligible transportation student, bus riding privileges for Fee-based student riders may be discontinued, and a pro-rated refund will be issued. Past privileges do not guarantee future privileges from one year to the next. Open, available seating on existing bus routes is the primary factor in determining if fee-based ridership is available for purchase. Existing stops will be assigned. Additional stops will not be added.
Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. Cancellation of participation that requires refunds may take 3-4 weeks.
All students will be assigned to the closest existing bus stop based on their home addresses. The Transportation Department does not process address changes. If you are in need of an address change, please contact your child's school directly to start this process.
All payments must be made through Skyward Family Access. The Transportation Department will communicate receipt of the application and add the appropriate fee to your child's account once the application has been reviewed and the stop location has been communicated to the family. Once this fee is paid, your request is complete and will be submitted to the bus company for bus assignment creation.
The Fee-Based Bus Application has closed for the 2023-2024 school year.