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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 2014-2015 Academic Year

For your convenience, we provide a printable PDF of 2014-2015 Bus Contact Information, as well as listing this information below.

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, and St. John’s High) 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, 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, y St. John’s High) 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, 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 7/30/14 KMB

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/