bus services

Bus Service

Bus transportation is available for the following District #13 students:

  1. Dillon students (grades K - 2) to/from Merrill, Thome, Nims Park and Riverdale Schools.
  2. Merrill students (grades 3 - 5) to/from Dillon, Thome, Nims Park and Riverdale Schools.
  3. Rock Falls Middle School students (grades 6 - 8) to/from several Riverdale, Thome & Merrill School locations.
  4. Riverdale PreSchool students to/from Dillon and Merrill Schools.
  5. Students (PK - 8) with specific transportation needs as in dicated by their I.E.P.

 

Bus schedules:

DILLON SCHOOL STUDENTS

Thome area children-
Morning pick - up: Thome 7:55 — 8:05 a.m., Nims Park at 8:00 - 8:07 a.m
Afternoon drop - off: Thome School 3:30 p.m., Nims Park 3:35 p.m. (times are approximate)

Merrill area children -
Morning pick - up: 8:10 - 8:15 a.m.
Afternoon drop - off: 3: 30 p.m. (times are approximate)

Riverdale area children –
Morning pick - up: 7:30 - 7:35 a.m.
Afternoon drop - off: 3:40 p.m. (times are approximate)

 

MERRILL SCHOOL STUDENTS

Thome area children –
Morning pick - up: Thome 7:55 — 8:05 a.m., Nims Park at 8:00 - 8:07 a.m
Afternoon drop - off: Thome School 3:30 p.m., Nims Park 3:35 p.m. (times are approximate)

Dillon area children –
Morning pick - up: 8:10 - 8:15 a.m.
Afternoon drop - off: 3: 30 p.m. (times are approximate)

Riverdale area children –
Morning pick - up: 7:30 - 7:35 a.m.
Afternoon drop - off: 3:40 p.m. (times are approximate)

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Middle School buses will pick up 6th through 8th grade students from Riverdale, Thome and Merrill attendance areas at several locations. An exact transportation pick - up schedule will be provided at registration and is available on the School Website.

 

BUS DISCIPLINE

The following system has been adopted by the Board of Education District #13, in an effort to insure safety of students bein g transported to and from school while on school sponsored trips in school buses. The school bus driver is responsible for maintaining safe and appropriate conduct while students are riding a school bus. The bus driver will provide bus conduct violation reports to the building principal when serious bus misconduct occurs. The principal will take the necessary action to assist the bus driver in maintaining appropriate discipline. Disciplinary action to be considered by the Principal may include:

  1. Conference with student and/or the student’s parents.
  2. Warning to the student.
  3. Suspensions of the student from riding the bus up to 10 school days.
  4. Referral of the student to law enforcement authorities for conduct which is criminal in nature.
  5. The Principal will select discipline based upon the student’s history of bus violations and the severity of the misconduct being reviewed.

The principal will follow the procedural due process steps outlined in Board Policy 7:190 Student Discipline when contemplating the suspension of a student from riding the bus. Special considerations may be required when suspending a special education student from bus transportation. Principals shall consult with the Superintendent before suspending a special education student from bus transportation. The School Board may suspend the student in excess of 10 school days for safety reasons.

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Rock Falls Elementary District #13 staff, students, families, and community members, utilizing mutual respect, will partner to attain a safe environment while empowering all to pursue success as lifelong learners.  Through diversified experiences, our students will discover their potential, and achieve readiness for their future, while succeeding emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially in an evolving world.

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