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Office of Transportation

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General Transportation Information & Reminders

Parents are responsible for their child's safety to and from the bus stop. All students are asked to be at the bus stops ten minutes before the schedule pick-up times.

Stops are established in accordance with South Carolina State Department Rules and Regulations. Stops are placed up to one half mile from a child's home. No stops are scheduled within 1.5 miles of the school unless it is predetermined to be hazardous for walk-in students. Drivers are only allowed to make stops listed on the route sheets. Parents or students should not request drivers to pick-up or drop-off at unauthorized stops.

When requesting a pick-up for a special needs student, parents/guardians must go to the student's school to complete required paperwork. Transportation will not be provided to special needs students without the proper paperwork.

Bus Contact Information for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

If your child is not dropped off at his or her stop, or if you have any concerns about bus transportation, please follow these steps.

  1. Contact friends or family members who may have made
    alternative plans for your child but may have failed to communicate
    with you.
  2. Call your child’s school. School offices have full coverage that extends before and after the school day, and staff members are prepared to answer your call. The school will be able to communicate with the staff members on bus duty that day. If you do not get through or have further questions.
  3. Call your area’s “bus supervisor.” These are Durham School Services staff members who are on call to hear your concerns. Supervisors can quickly communicate with their drivers.
    • McClellanville Area (including Lincoln Middle High and St. James-Santee Elementary) including magnet, special education, and ESEA: (843) 928-3177
    • Laurel Hill Primary, Pinckney Elementary, and Wando High: (843) 388-6146
    • Cario Middle and all other East Cooper Schools including magnet, special education, and ESEA: (843) 216-6622/6621 or (843) 388-6146
    • Ladson, North Charleston, West Ashley, or downtown Charleston Schools including magnet, special education, and ESEA: (843) 745-7084 or (843) 745-7083
    • Johns Island Area (including Mt. Zion Elementary, Frierson Elementary, Haut Gap Middle, Angel Oak Elementary, St. John’s High and Charleston Charter School for Math & Science) including magnet, special education, and ESEA: (843) 559-4621
    • James Island Area (including Harbor View Elementary, Ft. Johnson Middle, Stiles Point Elementary, James Island Elementary, James Island Middle, James Island Charter High, and Murray-LaSaine Elementary) including magnet, special education, and ESEA: (843) 762-2778
    • Hollywood (including Baptist Hill Middle High, Ellington Elementary, Blaney Elementary, Minnie Hughes Elementary, and Jane Edwards Elementary) including magnet, special education, and ESEA: (843) 889-3786
  4. Call the Durham Bus Services Company central office at (843) 725-3160. This number is covered from 8:30-5:00 p.m.
  5. Call the CCSD Transportation Office at (843) 566-8142.

Informacion De Contacto Para Padres Sobre Los Auto Buses Escolares

Si su niño no ha sido dejado en su paradero de autobús escolar, o si usted tiene preguntas sobre transportación escolar, siga los siguientes pasos.

  1. Contácte sus amigos o miembros de su familia quienes
    podrían hacer diferentes planes por su niño pero se falló a comunicarlos
    con usted.
  2. Llame a la escuela de su niño. Las oficinas escolares pueden contestar sus llamadas desde 30 minutos antes que empiezan las clases hasta una hora después que terminan las clases. Si no consigue hablar con alguien en la escuela o tiene más preguntas sobre transportación siga el siguiente paso:
  3. Llame al supervisor de autobuses del área correspondiente. Los miembros del personal de los Servicios Escolares Durham están dispuestos a escuchar sus preocupaciones. Los supervisores puedan comunicarse rápidamente con los conductores.
    • McClellanville (incluyendo Lincoln Middle High y St. James-Santee Elementary) incluyendo Ningún Niño Dejado Atrás, magnet, y niños con necesidades excepcionales: (843) 928-3177
    • Laurel Hill Primary, Pinckney Elementary, y Wando High: (843) 388-6146
    • Cario Middle y other East Cooper Schools incluyendo Ningún Niño Dejado Atrás, magnet, y niños con necesidades excepcionales: (843) 216-6622/6621 o (843) 388-6146
    • Ladson, North Charleston, West Ashley, y downtown Charleston Schools incluyendo Ningún Niño Dejado Atrás, magnet, y niños con necesidades excepcionales: (843) 745-7084 or (843) 745-7083
    • Johns Island Area (incluyendo Mt. Zion Elementary, Frierson Elementary, Haut Gap Middle, Angel Oak Elementary, St. John’s High, y Charleston Charter School for Math and Science) incluyendo Ningún Niño Dejado Atrás, magnet, y niños con necesidades excepcionales: (843) 559-4621
    • James Island Area (incluyendo Harbor View Elementary, Ft. Johnson Middle, Stiles Pt. Elementary, James Island Elementary, James Island Middle, James Island Charter High, y Murray-LaSaine Elementary) incluyendo Ningún Niño Dejado Atrás, magnet, y niños con necesidades excepcionales: (843) 762-2778
    • Hollywood (including Baptist Hill Middle High, Ellington Elementary, Blaney Elementary, Minnie Hughes Elementary, y Jane Edwards Elementary) incluyendo Ningún Niño Dejado Atrás, magnet, y niños con necesidades excepcionales: (843) 889-3786
  4. Llame a la oficina central de la compañía de autobuses Durham al 725-3160 entre las 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  5. Llame a la oficina de transporte del CCSD al (843) 566-8142 o (843) 566-8169.
  6. Para más información, llámenos al 860-5891.

Updated 8/15/13

Procedures for Transportation Requests

Partial Magnet Schools

When requesting transportation for a partial magnet school, you will need to contact the school principal. Once Transportation receives the request, the office will notify the parent/guardian of the bus information. Transportation will not be provided without the principal's approval. Please note that there is no transportation provided to St. Andrews Middle or West Ashley Middle schools from the C.E. Williams attendance zone.

Elementary & Secondary Education Act Waiver (ESEA)-formerly No Child Left Behind

When requesting transportation for an ESEA student, your child must be enrolled in the ESEA program with the Title I office. If your child is not enrolled, please call Kamala McPherson at 937-6570. If you child is enrolled, please call Thalia Butler at 745-7084. Transportation will not be provided without the required paperwork and approval from the Title I office. Transportation will call the parent/guardian to notify them of the bus information, and this can take up to three business days.

Special Needs

Special Needs transportation decisions are made by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team based on student need. The transportation form is completed during the IEP team by the student's case manager and is signed by the principal. The form is then submitted to the Office of Exceptional Children (OEC) Coordinator for approval and then sent to the Transportation office. At that time, the student will be routed on a bus. Transportation will contact the parent/guardian to notify them of the bus information, and this can take up to three business days. Transportation will not be completed without the proper paperwork.

Contact Us

Contact Us with Questions About...

  • Route information
  • Requests for transportation related to partial magnet schools, No Child Left Behind choices, and special needs.
  • Durham Bus Services

Curtis Norman
Director, Transportation
843-566-8142

Durham Bus Services
843-725-3160
http://www.durhamschoolservices.com/charleston/