Bus routes and stops have been changed to enforce state laws and policies more closely to deal with the decrease in budget allotted for Transportation. Parents should check with their child's school during open house for location and time of the bus stop.
School Bus Basics
The school bus
If you live more than 1.5 miles from your child¹s school, free school bus transportation will be provided. Buses are routed so that the bus passes within one mile of the residence of each student assigned to the bus. Buses may be routed to pick up students who live closer than this if they would have to walk through dangerous conditions to reach school.
How are bus stops determined?
By state law, buses can travel only on state-maintained highways, municipal streets or streets with publicly dedicated right-of-way. Buses are routed on main or primary roads. Stops must be 2/10 of a mile apart unless there are safety problems. Bus routes will be announced at the first of each year.
Teach bus safety
For more information on school bus safety for parents and students, visit North Carolina School Bus Safety.