Transportation Joint Agreement (TJA)
The Transportation Joint Agreement (TJA) provides bus service for District 155 students who reside more than 1.5 miles from school. Bus route information is posted in Skyward prior to the first day of school.
TJA has been owned and operated by Districts 47 and 155 since 1974 and is overseen by an advisory board comprised of school officials from both districts. The department services four high schools, three middle schools, nine elementary schools and two parochial schools. It also services various early childhood centers and provides transportation to 23 out-of-district special needs locations. The TJA has 131 school buses, 155 employees and transports approximately 10,000 students per day over 1.8 million miles per year. The organization recognizes its responsibility to the community to provide safe, efficient, reliable and timely bus service for the transportation of all students while abiding by all laws, rules procedures and ethical practices.
Each bus driver and employee of the Transportation Joint Agreement (TJA) serving District 47 & 155 takes his/her job very seriously when transporting one of the most precious cargos of the District – your child(ren). In order for the team of drivers to fulfill this responsibility in a safe, timely and organized system it is important to understand some of the process involved. It's also important for you to know that a bus number is displayed on all four sides of the bus for identification purposes. Bus route numbers are posted in the first passenger window on the service door side (curb side) of the bus. We look forward to working with you in providing a safe and happy experience for your child. Please contact us anytime you may have questions, concerns and/or suggestions at (815) 455-0558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 school-related activities.
Transportation Frequently Asked Questions
- Is my child eligible for free transportation?
- Are there multiple pick-up and drop-off addresses?
- Can my child ride on any bus?
- What should I do when my child(ren), who rides a special needs route, will not be riding the bus on a given day?
- What time will the bus come to pick up or drop off my child?
- Why is my child’s bus late?
- 21. What are the rules for the bus stop?
- What happens if my child(ren) misses the bus?