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Transportation & Bus Information

Transportation to and from school for all eligible students is provided by CCPS as a privilege, not a right. Parents, students and CCPS share the responsibility for transportation to and from school. Parents are responsible for their child's behavior and/or any damage caused to the bus or property of others.

Students should be at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. During the first two weeks of school, bus pickup times may be adjusted. Please be patient; bus schedules rarely change later in the school year. Bus assignments/stops are located at least 1/4 mile apart. Students are assigned to permanent stops closest to their residence. Transportation is provided to elementary and middle school students residing more than one mile from their school and to high school students residing more than one-and-one half miles from their school. All buses are equipped with two-way radios so drivers can keep in contact with schools. Any request for a short-term bus stop change needs to be approved by the school principal. Submit requests for a long-term bus stop change by completing the Student Bus Change Request form.

Students who walk to school should follow basic safety procedures as outlined in the student transportation handbook, using sidewalks where provided and avoiding secluded walkways. Handbooks are distributed to students the first week of school.

CCPS may transport students by licensed school vehicles in the event of an emergency, or as part of the school program to various school events such as athletic events, school orientations or other academic programs. CCPS reserves the right to randomly videotape/audiotape students on school buses. The videotapes/audiotapes help monitor student behavior and evaluate bus drivers.

For more information on student transportation, please review the Student Transportation Handbook.

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