System hosts bus hotline for parents, students

System hosts bus hotline for parents, students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring a bus hotline for parents to call with questions about school bus routes. Bus routes, route information and pick-up and drop-off times will be loaded into School Locator, the mapping system used by CCPS, by Friday, Aug. 20.

The hotline is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26-27, and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31. Call 301-932-6655 to access the hotline.

School Locator is available on the CCPS website at

School Locator is designed to allow the public to enter an address and see which three schools – elementary, middle and high – an address is zoned for. It also indicates if the address is eligible for bus transportation to a particular school, the bus number for each route and the location of the closest bus stop to the address.

The CCPS transportation department will contact families directly of students who require special needs transportation prior to the first day of school.

Bus stop change requests must be submitted online through the school system website at

Bus stops within established subdivisions are permanently placed at specific locations to ensure consistency and equity among riders. Buses may run later than normal during the first week of school to adjust for changes in routes and/or established stops.

Any student using bus service will need to wear a mask when riding the bus.

School Locator uses mapping data from the county and filters it by the system’s current school zones. For more information about bus routes, visit, contact your child’s school or call the CCPS transportation department at 301-934-7262. 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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