• 2017-2018 Transportation

    2017-2018 information

    Prelinimary bus stops and times have been posted.  We will continue to update the routes throughout the week as students continue to register for school, so please check back before the first day of school.  Stop times are approximate. Students should be outside and ready to board their bus at least 5 minutes prior to the time posted.

    If you know your student will not be riding the bus in the morning, please contact Mr. Flannery in the bus barn (or leave a message on the evening prior) at 815-286-7329.  He will get your message to the bus driver.


    Between HBRES/HBRMS Shuttles

    Middle school students who will ride the bus only  from HBRES to HBRMS, must be at the elementary school by 8:10 AM.  Elementary students from Big Rock who will ride from the middle school to the elementary only must be at the middle school by 8:10 AM. Any high school student from Big Rock riding from the middle school to the high school only, must also be at the middle school by 8:10 AM. 


    Hinckley Middle School Shuttle

    New for 2017-18 is the HBRMS shuttle that replaces individual shuttle runs by Mrs. Blume, Mrs. Flannery and Mrs. Ruhl.  One bus. driven by Mr. Heimonen, will pick up all middle school students living in town on the north side of Route 30.  Route stops and times are posted under the route name on this site.  


    Substitute Drivers

    The Hinckley-Big Rock School District makes use of substitute drivers (as do other districts) when necessary due to sporting event/activity bus needs and/or driver illness.  Our substitute drivers do their best to pick up and drop off your students in the same timely manner as our regular drivers.  Sometimes these buses maybe running a little bit late but we always get students home safely.  If you are concerned about a bus time, please contact Mr. Flannery at 815-286-7329.


    Please note the following:

    1. When students  wish to ride home on a bus route other than their regular route or wish to get off at a stop other than their designated stop, this can cause problems and confusion for students and drivers.  We strongly discourage this practice, but on the occasional time  that it must be done, these students MUST have a note signed by their parents and submitted to the school office for approval that day.  There are no exceptions to this procedure. 

    2. Buses WILL NOT be redirected from their regular route to pick up or drop off a student at a relative's or a babysitter's house. 

    3. Changing pick up and drop off locations for students is difficult both for children, the school office and the bus drivers.  Please maintain a regular bus schedule for your student.