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Bus Transportation ProceduresAll bus changes must be approved by the transportation supervisor at 442-6106. Permanent changes (for the remainder of the year) must also be approved by the transportation supervisor. All requests for changes must be made in writing with the following information given: (1) the child’s name and homeroom, (2) how the child was previously transported, and (3) the new bus number, the name and address of the person to whom the child will be going. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to change buses without written notification from their parent or guardian. Certain laws and regulations govern the operation of school buses. Transportation by school buses will be provided for those students living one and one-half miles or more from the school according to S.C. Department of Education guidelines. Buses stop every two-tenths of a mile when necessary. Buses and drivers are not under the supervision of the school principal. The transportation supervisor is in charge of all bus routes and drivers. The supervisor can be contacted at 442-6106. The Area II Transportation Supervisor, housed behind Mossy Creek Elementary, is in charge of the bus routes, drivers, and regulations. If you have any questions, please call 442-6106.
Maintaining good discipline on the bus is mandatory for bus riders. Therefore, all children are expected to follow the directions of the bus drivers without hesitation.
- Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.
- Sit in the assigned seat, facing forward, and remain seated at all times.
- Do not use profane or obscene language, gestures, or make loud or distracting noises.
- Avoid damaging seats, windows, or bus equipment.
- Do not bring toys, pets, or unnecessary objects on the bus.
- Follow the driver’s directions when given.
1st Offense: Warning to students and a contact made to the parents advising them of such misconduct, unless the offense is of a nature which, in the judgment of the school official(s) warrants suspension from riding the school bus. In such cases, up to a one-week suspension will be given at the discretion of school official(s). It will be the responsibility of the student to deliver the discipline form. The parents should sign it and return it to the school.
2nd Offense: Suspension from riding the bus for up to one week depending upon the nature of the offense. The suspension letter will be mailed to the parent and the student will also receive a copy to deliver to the parents.
3rd Offense: Up to two weeks’ suspension, depending on the nature of the offense. A conference at the end of this period between the bus driver, parents, principal, and/or transportation supervisor will be required before bus privileges are restored.
4th Offense: If after the third offense, a student persists in misconduct while riding the bus to and from school, he/she may be suspended from riding the bus for the remainder of the school year. In such cases, all circumstances will be thoroughly reviewed by school officials before the action is taken. Once this action is taken, it is appealable only to the Area II Advisory Council and the Aiken County Board of Education. When a student’s conduct requires suspension from riding the bus, it is the sole responsibility of the parent to transport the student. Students suspended from riding a bus may not ride another school bus. The parent must comply with regular school hours. If the student is repeatedly tardy or not picked up on time during a bus suspension, the bus suspension may result in school suspension. If the misconduct is of such nature that the driver cannot finish the trip, he/she may return to school so that immediate contact may be made with the student’s parents or he/she may stop to telephone the principal or the bus supervisor.
- All car riders should be dropped off no earlier than 7:00 a.m.
- It is imperative that the drivers follow the established one-way traffic pattern. If you must park your car, do so in a non-reserved established parking space in the front parking lot.
- Please do not park alongside the curb in either circle and leave your car unattended during arrival and dismissal times.
No limousines are allowed in car line.
For information on the district transportation policy, please click HERE.