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.
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:
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.