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Duneland School's Transportation Department is responsible for the day-to-day transportation of students within the 92-square miles of the district serving 10 schools as well as St. Patrick's Catholic School. Nine buses are specifically designed to handle the requirements of students with special needs. With a fleet of 87 buses and a large geographic area to cover, the Transportation Department utilizes a computerized bus routing system to optimize bus routes.

In addition to the day-to-day operations, the Transportation Department provides buses for field trips, co and extracurricular trips, and some community transportation for local festivals. The department also maintains several Special-Purpose Vehicles (SPV) for the purpose of transporting smaller groups to various events. Staff members are trained in the use of SPV to provide the safest possible transportation for students.

All bus drivers are local community members and must meet strict federal and state requirements before being licensed to transport children. Buses are inspected annually by the Indiana State Police to ensure the safest fleet possible for the transportation of students.

Duneland Schools Transportation & Maintenance Center
1012 North Old State Road 49 • Chesterton, Indiana 46304
Phone: (219) 983-3615   Fax: (219) 983-3624


Ben Armstrong, Transportation Manager

Kristine VanCleef, Operations Coordinator

Valerie Allison, Route Coordinator

MyStop Information

The Duneland School Corporation Department of Transportation has now made My Stop available to our families. 

My Stop is a web-based application which will allow parents to access live bus GPS information using a smartphone, tablet, or computer and securely view the current location of your child’s bus on routes. The system also provides the bus’s estimated time of arrival at your child’s bus stop.
Please read the attached letter to parents for more information on how to use My Stop to track your child's bus. 

Bus Conduct and Rules

Good bus conduct is expected of all riders at all times.  Bus Conduct and Rules are located in each of the school handbooks linked below.

Elementary Handbook

Intermediate Handbook

Chesterton Middle School Handbook

Chesterton High School Handbook

Trojan Virtual Academy Handbook