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D211 Post: District 211 Bus Driver Passes 50 Years of Service to District

          In 1968, then High School District 211 Superintendent Gerald A. McElroy called 22-year-old Bill Dahl to the District’s administration center for an interview to teach physical education and driver’s education at the recently built James B. Conant High School.  More than 50 years later, Dahl still wakes up early every morning to start his work day with District 211.            Dahl said when he started working for the District, most teachers also doubled as bus drivers.  He said anyone who coached a sport also was encouraged to be a ...

District 211 Transportation: The Benefits, High Safety Standards of an In-house Bus Fleet

For High School District 211, providing transportation to all students isn’t a simple task. With a student population of more than 12,500, having an in-house transportation program helps the District oversee operations and ensure safe travel. These measures start from day one during a driver’s training, and continue on through daily routines. Safety, the ability to hire qualified drivers, and overseeing training of each driver are some of the few benefits to having a transportation fleet that is entirely run by the District. Many school districts contract their transportation system, which has the ability to leave schools with a slight ...