First Student Signs New Contract with Rockton School Consortium in Illinois

June 23, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
June 23, 2016 - Rockton, Ill. More than 7,500 students in six Illinois school districts will continue to start and finish their school day with First Student, the industry's leading provider of student transportation solutions. The Rockton School Consortium recently awarded First Student a two-year contract extension to operate and manage a fleet of more than 80 vehicles that serve 14 schools.

"We are proud to provide thousands of students in the community with the safest way to get to and from school," said First Student Area General Manager Bob Rutkoski. "Our focus on building close, trusted partnerships with the districts we serve allows us to deliver transportation solutions that really make a difference for students and their families."

The school districts that comprise the consortium include:
  • Rockton School District 140
  • Kinnikinnick Community Consolidated School District 131
  • Hononegah Community School District 207
  • South Beloit Community School Unit 320
  • Prairie Hill School District 133
  • Shirland Community Consolidated School District 134

  • First Student has operated in Illinois for more than 70 years. The company is the largest student transportation provider in the state, delivering safe, quality and effective transportation solutions for nearly 140 school district contracts in Illinois.

    About First Student, Inc.
    As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes six million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry's strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, and charter services for 1,300 school district contracts. For more information, please visit

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