Finance and Operations

CCPS Department

Transportation

Welcome to the Transportation Department of  Charles City County Public Schools.  Our mission is to provide safe, timely, efficient and courteous bus transportation services to all students.

Bus Safety Rules

The CCPS School Board requires students to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with the Student Discipline Rules.  Riding the school bus is a privilege and should be respected and valued.  It is our goal to provide students who choose to ride the bus a safe and non-threatening environment; therefore, the bus drivers may institute and apply additional rules as needed to maintain safety and order.  The bus drivers will, as far as possible, handle their own discipline problems; however if the conduct of a student is inappropriate or violates the expectation of safety, then school administration will be involved.  When a student does not conduct him/herself properly on the bus, these instances will be brought to the attention of the building principal, or designee, by the bus driver.  The principal will take the appropriate disciplinary action.  Students who become serious disciplinary problems on the bus may have their riding privileges suspended or revoked.  In such cases, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student become responsible for seeing that their child(ren) get to and from school safely.


The Charles City County Student Discipline Rules apply to all students coming to school, going home, on the bus, and at the bus stop (Policy & Procedures Reference Code: JFC).  In addition to the Student Discipline Rules, the following rules are essential for the safe transportation of students:

  • After leaving the bus:
    1. After leaving the bus, if it is necessary to cross the road, this should be done at least ten (10) feet in front of the bus, and only after looking to be sure no traffic is approaching from either direction.
    2. The driver will not discharge students at places other than the regular bus stop at home or at school - unless by proper authorization from the parent or school official.
  • Prior to loading and during the loading process (on the road and at school):
    1. Be on time (five (5) minutes before scheduled pickup) at the designated school bus stops – This ensures students are all present at the bus stop and not walking/running towards the bus while it is in motion.
    2. Stay off the road at all times while waiting for the bus. Be safe and wait on the side of the road with your personal belongings in your possession.
    3. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to board the bus and remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop and it is time to leave the bus at your school.
    4. Be careful in approaching bus, use sidewalks or walk on the side of the street facing traffic (if possible), and look both ways before crossing any streets(s).
    5. Students should respect the danger zone (ten (10) feet around the bus).
    6. Use the handrail when entering and exiting the bus.
  • While on the bus:
    1. Be seated immediately upon entering the bus and remain in that seat until you depart from the bus. Horseplay is not permitted around or on bus.
    2. Keep all body parts inside the bus at all times after entering and until leaving the bus. Do not throw anything out of the bus window.
    3. Assist in keeping the bus safe and sanitary at all times.
    4. Remember that loud talking and laughing or unnecessary confusion diverts the driver's attention, is not allowed, and may result in serious disciplinary actions.
    5. Student should never tamper with or destroy the bus or any of its equipment. Damage to the bus must be paid for by the offender.
    6. Leave no books, lunches, or other articles on the bus. Items found on the bus are reported to the school’s main office.  Neither the bus driver, school nor the transportation department is responsible for any lost items.
    7. Keep feet, books, packages, coats, and other objects out of aisles.
    8. No pets or animals, balloons, skateboards, or glass vases are to be on the bus.
    9. No eating or drinking on the bus.
    10. Once at school, students should remain seated until the bus driver dismisses the students.
  • Extra-curricular trips:
    1. The above rules and regulations will apply to any trip under school sponsorship.
    2. Students shall respect the directions of all adults appointed by the school.

Bus Changes

Bus changes should be kept to a minimum and authorized in emergency or extreme circumstances only. Changes are not to be authorized for social events/gatherings (homework gathering, birthday parties, etc.) If a student needs to ride a different bus in the afternoon, the student must bring written permission from a parent or guardian.  The student must bring the signed permission note to the main office in the morning and a staff member will issue a bus note for the bus driver.  All bus changes must be in writing and approved prior to dismissal.  The note must include a parent/guardian’s contact number(s) so that the note may be verified by the school. Bus drivers will not admit students onto the bus without the appropriate approved forms. Bus notes/permission slips DO NOT create bus stops. Students will be released at the established bus stop nearest the location identified on the permission request. Parent(s)/guardian(s) assume responsibility for their child(ren) once they are released from the school bus.

Bus Routes

Please click on the following for a listing of current bus routes.

Bus Routes 2016-17