The State of Illinois determined that students who live less than one and a half (1½) miles walking distance from home to school do not qualify for busing. Now that we have an electronic routing system through our new contracted bus company, First Student, we can very clearly define those distances. Those walking maps are available on our website at www.rcs137.org or go to your school to view the posted walking map. The walking boundaries are outlined in blue for each school. The red outline is the boundary of the school. If your home school is Pleasant Acres or Eastlawn, you do not qualify for busing (unless special needs busing is determined through an IEP). If your home school is Northview, only Golfview Village students qualify for busing– check map for details. If your home school is Broadmeadow there are several areas that are bused. These are generalities so please refer to the maps. If you have any questions about your address and the walking boundaries, please notify Justin Schultz, First Student Assistant Location Manager, at 217-893- 5445, located on-site at the RCS bus garage.
Broadmeadow students who qualify for busing that attend Little Wings, Multicultural Center, Head Start, or the Youth Center, are the only students that can qualify to ride the school bus to these locations because these are part of the established regular Broadmeadow bus route. Your student must currently qualify for busing – live more than 1.5 miles from their home to school (not home to after care location) in order to ride the bus to those locations.
Bus stop times and locations will be mailed home a week before school begins.
Click here to view the walk zone map.