The goal of transportation services is to provide safe and reliable transportation to and from school or school related activities. The School District of Beloit partners with Durham School Services as their Transportation Management Company to provide transportation services.
The Durham Transportation Manager manages the District's transportation service program and the Executive Director of Business Services provides transportation program oversight.
As part of Durham's and the District's commitment to safety, most of our buses include seatbelts so that our students will have the safest experience possible while riding. I encourage you to speak with your children about the benefits of these safer buses and about the expectation that they wear their seatbelts whenever they ride the bus. Please take the time to review bus rider rules on the webpage and in the parent handbook. Behavior on the school bus directly affects the student's safety and the safety of others, the bus rider rules apply and will be enforced at all times when students are riding the school bus, including field trips.
Key points to remember about transportation:
* Pre-K through 3rd grade students who reside 1 or more miles walking distance from the student's resident school or live in a designated hazard area will be eligible for bus transportation.
* 4th through 8th grade students who reside 2 or more miles walking distance from the student's resident school or live in a designated hazard area will be eligible for bus transportation.
* A few hazard areas exist for high school students that qualify them for bus transportation.
* Reimbursement is available for parents transporting their students to local parochial schools; please contact our Business Services office at 361-4007 for more information.
* City bus service is available to transport students. To check City bus stop locations, call the Beloit Transit Office at 608-364-2870 or visit their website to view the map and route schedule.
* If you choose open enrollment for your child, transportation will be the responsibility of the family.
If you have questions regarding transportation, first contact your child's teacher or school. If your school is unable to answer your questions, contact the Transportation Service responsible for the transportation being provided as follows:
- Durham Yellow Bus or Van Transportation Service - For questions regarding regular, yellow bus transportation (including 4K students and special needs students), contact Durham School Services at (608)362-2628.
- City of Beloit Transit - If you have questions regarding city bus transportation, contact Beloit Transit at (608)364-2870.
* If your child has a medical condition requiring busing, please contact your child's school or the Business Office at 361-4007.
* If your child is a special education student requiring busing, please contact the Special Education Office at 608-361-4027.
City Bus Information
Message from Beloit Transit:
We wanted to share that our new website is up and running at www.beloittransit.com. Hopefully you’ll find that it’s a little easier to navigate, and puts important information such as system maps up front, in an easier to use and printable format – including both English and Spanish. The entire site is translatable by using a Google translate button, and certain key pages are also completely translated into Spanish. We look forward to expanding that.
With changes this size, it’s normal to continue to fine tune things, and we are committed to improvements. Over the coming weeks and months, a few minor - but important improvements will be added – a few added stops, for example. Please continue to watch our website, and for our existing passengers – as always you’ll see posters inside the buses and facility with system updates.
What is new on the website is a trip planner, and you’ll see that up front on our home page. If you want to see how to get around on the transit system, even plan a trip to arrive at a specific time, or leave at a specific time, the trip planner will make this easier. Simply type in your beginning and ending addresses, and the site will tell you how to get to your destination by bus. What makes this easier is that the site automatically begins filling in those fields for most addresses and destinations. We look for your feedback on the site, and with the system.
Announcements: All parents/guardians whose students are first time riders, who meet the eligibility requirements, and who would like their children to ride the bus, at any point during the school year, must complete and sign the School District of Beloit's student transportation form. This form can be accessed online at www.DurhamBeloit.com. The form can also be filled out at one of the district kiosks located at the Kolak Center Business Office or at the Central Enrollment Office. Alternatively, a paper copy of the form can be filled out and turned into the Business Services Office or Durham School Services Customer Service Center main office.
Applying for Transportation
Transporting Students In Private Vehicles
Staff and volunteers may transport students to field trips or other school activities using their private vehicle once they have been approved by the Business Office. The online Authorization to Transport Students forms must first be filled out along with submitting a copy of your current insurance information listing the policy expiration date on it to the Kolak Education Center Business Office, Room 110, 1633 Keeler Avenue or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a district kiosk located at the Kolak Center Business Office for you to complete the online forms. If you have questions regarding transporting students, please call 608-361-4007.