Welcome to Mattoon Community Unit #2 Schools Transportation Department. The Transportation department is an integral part of the school district as we transport 1200+ students to ten different locations in Mattoon school district on a daily basis for AM, Noon, and PM routes to and from your children’s schools. We also provide transportation for all Mattoon students for extracurricular events on a daily basis throughout the day and late into the evening.
We are dedicated to transporting your children in the safest, most efficient way possible. Our Drivers go through extensive training to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL), a school bus (SB) and passenger endorsements. They are required to reapply every year in order to keep their SB and Pass endorsements. Which requires them to take a physical exam, drug test, and classroom training to keep up their endorsements.
We currently have a fleet of 35 buses which must go through an extensive state inspection every six months or 10,00 miles whichever comes first. All buses before they leave our bus lot on their routes must go through a pre-trip inspection performed by our drivers where they must inspect 70+ items and they must pass before they can be driven. School Buses truly are the safest mode of transportation for your students’ transportation to and from school.
Some exciting news about transportation this year! All school buses now have Wi-Fi on them. Your student can connect to Wi-Fi and work on homework, play appropriate games to help pass the time.
There is a strict firewall set up in each system so no social media sites are available. No inappropriate videos or games are allowed. This is going over very well on our buses and the kids are using the Wi-Fi a bunch.
Another exciting feature this year. Your students bus has been equipped with GPS and along with the GPS comes a system called parent portal. You can download the parent portal app on your smart phone and log in your students’ bus registration information. With this you can follow your students bus, set up notifications to alert you when the bus is getting close to your pickup and drop off location. If you have not set this up yet have your student get the registration code form from their driver and you can set it up from there.
We look forward to providing transportation for your students. If at any time you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at our transportation office. Have a wonderful 2021-2022 school year!!