Transportation & Food Service
Riding the Bus
District 155 will comply with ISBE and IDPH guidelines to ensure the safety of students and staff who ride the bus. Prior to boarding the bus, parents will need to complete a symptom self-certification for their student(s). This includes symptom and temperature checks. Parents will use an app to verify their student(s) is free of symptoms. The student will show the app prior to boarding the bus.
- All individuals on a bus must wear a face covering, unless they meet a face covering exception. No more than 50 individuals may be on a bus at one time.
- Allow as much space as possible between each individual on a bus and maintain social distancing as much as possible.
- It is recommended that students from the same household sit together on a bus.
- Students will be assigned a seat on the bus. Once students arrive at school they will need to complete a temperature screening before entering the building.
- Drivers and monitors must wear approved and appropriate PPE, perform regular hand hygiene and must undergo symptom and temperature checks.
Buses will be disinfected with a spray disinfectant between each route. Each night the bus will be sprayed with an electrostatic sprayer.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Illinois State Board of Education recently announced the extension of the free summer food service program for children ages 18 and under through December 31, 2020. District 155 will now provide free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children who live in District 155 boundaries, regardless of free/reduced lunch status. Grab-and-go meals will be provided for students on in-person days in the cafeteria during their lunch hour. Groups of 50 or fewer students will be asked to line up 6 feet apart to pick up their meals.
Students will be arranged in groups of 50 or fewer and assigned to eat in designated areas throughout the building, including cafeterias, gymnasiums, classrooms, and alternate locations for meal consumption. Students may also bring their own lunch from home to eat during their lunch hour.
10-12th grade students will have the option of an open campus lunch hour and will be permitted to leave the building during this time with a signed parent release form. Free meals will also be available for students to pick up as they exit the building.
Grab-and-go meals will also be available to pick up daily for students during remote learning days or for students who select Full-Time Remote Learning at the main office of their building.