Arrival & Dismissal


If you are driving your children to school please drop them off in our large main parking lot. We also ask that you do not park or drop off your children on Lexington Lane. As you enter the large parking lot, please pull as far forward as possible along the curb. The children should exit the car on the passenger side only.

Please note: school starts at 8:00 am. You may drop your children off between 7:50-8:00 am. If your child is in the MILE program, you may drop off at 8:05 am.

Buses will pick up students in the front circle. The large main parking lot is for parent pickup. Parents who plan to pick up their children after school must have their Driveline Family Number in the window. Please do not exit your car. Children will get into the car on the passenger side only. If you wish to buckle your child in, please park in the parking lot and walk up to get your child.


Please contact Durham School Services at 847-543-9244 if there will be changes to your child’s transportation.

All routes have a designated start time. Once the route begins buses do not wait at each stop. Please have your child at your designated bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. Keep in mind when the weather and road conditions are bad, it will affect the bus schedule.

During the winter months when heavy snowfall can sometimes block a bus stop, the driver can drop off or pick up at the nearest cleared driveway.

The following contact at Durham is available if you have questions or concerns regarding school transportation:


Kevin Middleditch, Manager – 847-543-9244
[email protected]
Gina Mudd, Operation Supervisor
[email protected]

School Bus Rules & Safety Tips

On Bus Camera Notice
For the safety of our employees and students, Durham School Services reserves the right to monitor and document student behavior on buses utilizing recording devices. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy on-board Durham buses, and students’ actions and words may be monitored with video and/or audio as permitted by federal, state, and local regulations. Student conduct that is recorded and prohibited by regulations or school district policy will result in disciplinary action. This policy will apply to all transportation services provided by Durham School Services.