Smithton School District provides free bus transportation for students through a coordinated contract with Freeburg Elementary District and Freeburg High School District. The district is required to transport all students living 1.5 miles or more from their schools. Free transportation services for special education students are provided if included in the student's individualized education plan. Non-public students are transported in accordance with state law. Homeless students are transported in accordance with the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. Bus routes are determined by the transportation director with district approval.
The Illinois State Board of Education provides a state-funded pupil transportation reimbursement program for parents/guardians to whom free busing is not provided. For more information and eligibility criteria, see: Illinois State Board of Education.
Students are trained on proper Bus Evacuation Procedures in event of emergency at the beginning of each school year.