Transportation Information

School bus transportation is furnished free to all children living one and one-half (1-1/2) miles or more from the school they are attending. The fees for children living less than one and one-half (1-1/2) miles from school for the two-way service are as follows:


  By 6/30 After 6/30 By 6/30, 11/1 After 6/30, 11/1
 1 Child $500 $575  $250 $287.50
 2 Children $1000  $1075 $500 $537.50
 3 Children $1500 $1575 $750 $787.50
 4 Children $2000 $2075 $1000 $1037.50
 Each add'l child $500   $250  

We also offer a one-way bus service option.  You will need to designate either a pick up (a.m.) or drop off (p.m.) for your one-way selection.  You may not alternate between pick up (a.m.) and drop off (p.m.).  If your service needs vary, you must select the two-way bus service.  The fees for children living less than one and one-half (1-1/2) miles from school for one-way service are as follows:


 1 Child  By 6/30  After 6/30  By 6/30, 11/1 After 6/30, 11/1 
 2 Children $250 $325 $125 $162.50
 3 Children $500 $575 $250 $287.50
 4 Children $750 $825 $375 $412.50
 Each add'l child $300    $125  

The cost of each additional two-way rider is $500 and of each additional one-way rider is $300. The transportation fee charged on field trips that require an admission fee, remains at $3.00 per student per trip.  Please be sure to pay your bus fees by June 30 to take advantage of the lower fee amount.

You can pay your bus fee by cash, check payable to Avoca School District No. 37 or credit card.  You can access the Avoca Web Store by clicking on the Parents and Community Link at the district’s web page at  An additional service fee of 3.56% will be charged for credit and debit card payments.  There are two payment options for bus fees.  The first is a single payment made by June 30th, 2018.  The second is a two payment plan with half due by June 30, 2019 and half due by November 1, 2019. 

Those wanting to take advantage of the two payment plan can either give the district permission to charge the second half of the payment due on November 1, 2019 or send two checks by June 30, 2019 and Nov 1, 2019.  The Avoca Web Store can only be used for the single payment option. 

Bus fees are only prorated for new families that move into the district during the year.  Bus fees are non-refundable.  Please call Jackie Savage at 847-251-3587 ext. 116 or email her at if you have any questions about your child’s bus service.  You will receive an email in August once bus information is posted in PowerSchool for next school year.