Following a mandatory bid process, District 205 has contracted with a new bus company, Lakeview Bus, for its regular education transportation in 2012-13. New buses will be equipped with video cameras and will be outfitted with GPS. The District is working closely with Lakeview Bus to make the transition as smooth as possible. Special education students will continue to be bused by Cottage Hill.
Related to the presence of video cameras, parents/guardians should be familiar with Board of Education Policy 7:220, Bus Conduct, which reads as follows:
Electronic Recordings on School Buses
Electronic visual and audio recordings may be used on school buses to monitor conduct and to promote and maintain a safe environment for students and employees when transportation is provided for any school related activity. Notice of electronic recordings shall be displayed on the exterior of the vehicle’s entrance door and front interior bulkhead in compliance with State law and the rules of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.
Students are prohibited from tampering with electronic recording devices. Students who violate this policy shall be disciplined in accordance with the Board’s discipline policy and shall reimburse the School District for any necessary repairs or replacement.