Transportation Office: (804) 556-5361. Fax: (804) 784-5146
Our Transportation Department is an integral part of the GCPS mission to maximize the potential of every learner. In many cases, our drivers are the first point of school contact for students as they begin their school day. While our immediate charge is to transport students safely and efficiently, at the heart of our mission is a desire to establish lasting, positive relationships with and among our student riders.
Our bus route information has been posted to each school group within Schoology. Parents who have not yet set up a Schoology account may contact their school for a parent access code. We will also be posting a link to bus schedules in PowerSchool for everyone, including our preK-2 families who do not use Schoology, during the week of August 14.
Bus Stop Policy
Students are required to board and leave the bus at their assigned bus stop. It is especially important that students arrive at least 5 minutes before the time listed and 10 minutes earlier during the first week of school or when alternate routes are in effect.
The transportation department reserves the right to revise or change bus stops. All students who are affected by any changes will be notified.
In the interest of the safety and welfare of school passengers, GCPS maintains strict transportation discipline and safety regulations. Rules and procedures are established to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience for students on the bus. Students who violate those rules or whose behavior could be detrimental to others’ safety or the safe operation of the bus may have riding privileges suspended or revoked.
Conduct on Buses
Students are expected to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior. The school principal may suspend or revoke the riding privileges of students and/or take other disciplinary actions for students who are disciplinary problems on the bus. Parents (or guardians) of children whose behavior and misconduct on school buses violates the Student Code of Conduct or otherwise endangers the health, safety and welfare of other riders shall be notified that their child/children face the loss of school sponsored transportation riding privileges and/or other disciplinary actions.
If a student’s riding privileges are suspended or revoked, the student’s parents are responsible for seeing that the student gets to and from school safely.
The bus driver is responsible for maintaining the orderly behavior of students on school buses and shall report misconduct to the student’s principal and provide a copy of the report to the transportation office.