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The Transportation program strives to improve student achievement by providing safe, timely, and cost-effective transportation for all eligible students in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as City ordinances and City of Chicago Board of Education policies and procedures.



  • Accept students into an Options for Knowledge Program
  • Provide transportation to students who cannot attend their neighborhood school because of overcrowding
  • Provide transportation to students who require transportation as a support service because of special needs


Program benefits

  • Assist parents with transportation once their student has been accepted into an academic enhancement program outside of their neighborhood
  • Ensure students with special needs are able to attend programs that meet their needs



Your student's school is your main source of information about eligibility for transportation. If your student is eligible, the school can provide you with the appropriate transportation application form that needs to be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian, and then signed by the principal. The school will send in the form for processing. If you have questions about your student's eligibility for transportation, please contact his or her school.


If you are the parent of a child with disabilities for whom transportation is provided pursuant to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan and your child is experiencing transportation related problems, call (773) 553-2860 for immediate assistance.


Application for School Bus Service | Spanish

Chicago Park District - Park Kids Program Request Form Spanish

Bus Stop Change Request-Not Required by IEP (Students with Disabilities Only) | Spanish

No Child Left Behind Program Application for Transportation Service | Spanish

Safety Hazard Exemption Request Form

Sibling Transportation Request Form | Spanish

Stop Change Application | Spanish

Student Transportation Eligibility Distance Measurement

List of Park Kids Programs

Safety Tips for Students Riding the Bus

Therapeutic Recreational Locations


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Page Last Modified on Wednesday, June 04, 2014