The Illinois State Board of Education and the Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services have agreed that the local school district or responsible special education district shall reimburse mileage to parents/guardians for transporting child to ISVI at the beginning of the school year and picking up at the end of the school year (a total of one round trip.) Contact must be made by the parent to the local district superintendent to arrange for when and how the responsibility for reimbursement will be handled. Reimbursement for additional home-going trips made by parents, including scheduled vacation times, must be arranged with ISVI and the local school representative at the IEP meeting. Any questions or problems should be addressed to the school principal. (See Appendix G - Calendar.)
Because a change in school districts may impact transportation reimbursement,
parents should contact ISVI immediately when a change in residence is made.
DAY STUDENT TRANSPORTATION
On registration day parents will complete a form indicating how their student will be transported to and from school. Knowing transportation plans in advance will substantially lessen confusion for students and staff on the first day of school. Any changes in transportation should be reported to the school principal immediately.
Bus transportation is provided based on the ISVI school calendar. When ISVI is in session and the public schools are not, the local school districts will provide transportation. School District #117 does not provide transportation on days that ISVI closes early. Parents are responsible on these occasions for their child's transportation.
Parents of day students who believe it is permissible for their child to walk home must fill out a permission slip to be filed with their local school district. The school districts will then notify ISVI of documentation of the request.
Day students are welcome to attend the school for recreational and/or extracurricular activities, however, transportation is the responsibility of the parents.
For information concerning Day Students arriving prior to the 1st period bell, please see Day Student Information in Residential Section.In the event of an emergency school cancellation, such as bad weather conditions, day students will depart from school following the public school's early dismissal schedule unless indicated otherwise. Because the majority of the students are residential, ISVI will not cancel school due to inclement weather conditions.