News from CCSD15

June 10, 2019

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Summer school programs are now in session

District 15 offers a variety of summer school programs for eligible students invited to participate. Summer classes began Monday, June 10. To learn more about summer school dates, times and locations, visit our website.

If your child will be absent from summer school, please call the school office before the start of the school day to verify the absence with our staff. If a child is absent without parent verification, an attendance call, email and text message will be generated by 9 a.m. for students attending Winston Campus Elementary and Marion Jordan, and 10 a.m. for Winston Campus Junior High and Lake Louise.

Kids get free breakfast during summer

Students ages 18 and under can take advantage of free breakfasts this summer through the CCSD15 Summer Meal Program.

Free breakfasts will be served at seven locations this summer for any child age 18 or under. Please view our online flyer regarding details about breakfast offerings and times at each location.

The breakfasts are free and open to the public (enrollment in summer school is not required) for ALL children, regardless of income. Meals must be eaten on site—they cannot be taken home. Breakfast is served Monday–Thursday.

Summer construction work results in building closures

Due to scheduled summer maintenance projects, Virginia Lake, Central Road and Lincoln Schools will be closed over the summer.

Employees working across District 15 will also be observing a summer schedule through Monday, August 5, when normal operating hours will resume. During this period, all District 15 buildings will be closed on Fridays.

The Joseph M. Kiszka Educational Service Center will be open from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Important school bus transportation information for 2019-20 school year

Free Bus Service Information

Your child is entitled to school bus transportation for the 2019-20 school year at no charge if you are a resident of School District 15 and live 1-1/2 miles or more from the assigned school he or she will attend, or who live in an area declared to be hazardous as determined by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Students who qualify for free bus service and have registered for the 2019-20 school year using Infinite Campus (Campus Parent) by July 1 will be given a school bus assignment on July 25. Parents can view their child's bus assignment by logging into Campus Parent at 5 p.m. on this date. Any student who registers after July 1 is not guaranteed a bus assignment by July 25.

Parents of students who qualify for free bus service are able to request changes to their child's bus route between July 25 and Aug. 1. Please do not call your child's school with bus route change requests. A change request Google Form will be shared with parents through Campus Parent and email on July 25. This form must be filled out for a bus route change consideration to be made. Any changes that we are able to accommodate will be visible on Campus Parent by Aug. 9.

Any bus change requests made after Aug. 1 will not be routed until Sept. 3.

Paid Transportation

The Board of Education makes transportation available to students who DO NOT QUALIFY for free bus transportation on a paid basis and accepts riders to the extent that transportation services are available.

Requesting paid transportation

If you would like to request paid transportation for your child, please complete the application (English/Spanish) by July 1 and submit it with your payment receipt to in Transportation Services. You must also register your child for school using Campus Parent.

Paid transportation payments can be made by cash, check or credit card, or by using our online payment system. The online payment system link provides more detail on how to submit your application and receipt.

Paid riders who have submitted an application and payment by July 1 will be notified of placement on Aug. 9. If forms are submitted after July 1, bus placement response is not guaranteed until Sept. 3.

Paid transportation/ridership fees

Before Oct. 1:

  • One student: $370
  • Two students: $470
  • Three or more students: $520

After Oct. 1:

  • One student: $420
  • Two students: $520
  • Three or more students: $570

Please note that submission of payment does not guarantee placement on a bus. In the event we cannot offer your child(ren) a place on the school bus, your payment will be refunded within 30 days.

Paid riders may not request changes to their assigned bus routes until Sept. 3. Changes we are able to accommodate will be made within 3-5 business/school days.

If you are unsure if your child qualifies for free transportation, please call the Transportation Department for more information at (847) 963-3900.

Important transportation dates:

  • July 1: Last date to submit paperwork & payment for paid riders to be notified of placement by Aug. 9.
  • July 25: Free riders notified of bus route through Campus Parent.
  • July 25-Aug. 1: Free riders can request bus route changes through Google Form (will be shared July 25 through Campus Parent and email).
  • Aug. 9: Free rider change requests approved or denied. Changes visible on Campus Parent. Paid riders notified of bus placement through Campus Parent.
  • Sept. 3: Free ridership change requests made after Aug. 1 will take effect (if approved). Paid ridership change requests accepted (through Google Form, available on Campus Parent beginning Sept. 3).