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Find your transportation questions answered here! It is our goal that you are provided with the resources you need to ensure the safety of children and families.

Transportation POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Field trips are important part of Chicago Early Learning programs. Whether children travel by foot or by bus, programs must make sure safety is a top priority. See the Resources and Policies & Procedures below to make sure your program is keeping children safe.

DFSS FIELD TRIP POLICY
The attached memo provides updates on DFSS’s field trip transportation policy. DFSS provides contracted chartered bus transportation for Head Start Delegate Agencies. 


BUS EVACUATION DRILL CERTIFICATION FORM 
This form certifies that bus drills have occurred. An agency must have three evacuation drills during the program year. Agency must file a copy on site and have available for review upon request. 


CERTIFICATION OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY TRAINING FORM 
This form certifies that pedestrian safety training has been completed. Please submit the completed form to your agency’s monitoring team supervisor and the transportation liaison and file a copy on site for your records.


CERTIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY EDUCATION TRAINING FORM 
This form certifies that the Transportation Safety Education training has been completed. Please submit the completed form to your agency’s monitoring team supervisor and file a copy on site for your records.


HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START EVACUATION & CHARTER SERVICE REQUEST FORM
This form serves two purposes: it can be used to request an evacuation drill only or a bus chartered field trip and evacuation combination. Please ensure all information is completed for your request. Please submit to your agency’s monitoring team supervisor and the transportation liaison. File a copy for your records.


TRANSPORTATION SAFETY CHECK LIST FOR FIELD TRIPS
This form should be completed pre-field trip and should be submitted post- field trip to your agency’s monitoring team supervisor and the transportation liaison. File a copy for your records.


BUS MONITOR TRAINING RECORD 
A program must train each bus monitor before the monitor begins work. This document tracks if trainings have been completed. It should be completed and filed on site.


FIELD TRIP VERIFICATION FORM
This form should be submitted to monitoring team supervisor and the transportation liaison with the pre-trip inspection checklist and a file kept on site at the center. 

Transportation RESOURCES

Find below additional resources that can help your agency plan for transportation services.

DFSS Transportation Webinar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5py7okORRs&feature=youtu.be
IDHS: Field Trip Policy and Procedure: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=51539
Disabilities Transportation Services Guidance
Transportation Safety Education Curriculum 
Transportation Milestones
Transportation Toolkit