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Transportation Update: December Bus Routes

Rockford Public Schools continues to be affected by the local, state and nationwide worker shortage. The transportation calendar now includes December bus routes that cannot be covered by our current transportation staff.
View the December calendar – and sort it by school – for a guide on unavailable routes.


  • Schools will continue to provide extended drop-off and pick-up time for families when regular busing won’t be provided. 
  • Affected bus routes will continue rotating among schools. Drivers will be assigned so no single school is more affected than others. 
  • All RPS 205 staff who are eligible to drive a bus are driving to cover any absences. That includes our executive director of transportation and transportation management team. 
  • Drive for RPS 205: A first-year driver can earn nearly $39,000. That includes a $3,000 signing bonus and up to $5,500 a year in attendance bonuses. Starting pay is $15.30 an hour with full-time benefits, including health insurance and life insurance. The job includes 12 paid holidays and paid training, with opportunities for evening routes, field trips and summer routes. Learn more and apply:
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