Office of Transportation

Photo of students loading the bus

The Office of Transportation supervises the operation of buses that transport more than 12,000 students to or from school each day. The district supervises certified drivers who operate 155 state-owned school buses that are maintained by the South Carolina Department of Education, plus 40 route buses and 12 activity buses that are owned by the district. In addition to operating routes to or from school each day, the Office of Transportation also schedules and supplies buses for student field trips, athletic events and extracurricular events.

Our mission is to provide the safest, most efficient and most economical transportation possible for the students of Beaufort County’s public schools.

Most Beaufort County School District students will ride a school bus at least once. Whether they ride a regular school bus daily or occasionally ride one of our activity buses for a field trip or an athletic trip, all students must know the bus rules. Learn about bus safety and keep your student safe.

As an extension of the classroom, the Student Code of Conduct applies on all school buses. Repeated disciplinary violations may result in students not being able to ride the bus.

All students must be registered to ride the bus. Please contact your child’s school to complete a bus request form. Students who are not registered to ride the bus will not be transported.

Bus requests received after July 31, 2016 will not be routed for the first day of school. Transportation for late forms will be implemented in the order in which they were received by the Transportation Office beginning September 6, 2016. After September 6, 2016 and during the school year, it may take up to 5 school days to establish transportation.

Ridership status and/or bus stops are subject to cancellation after five (5) consecutive school days of no ridership. If your child will be absent from bus service for more than five (5) days and you’d like to keep his or her status active, please notify the school office. Again, students must ride at least once every five (5) days in order to remain active.

Buses are subject to arrive 10 minutes before or after the scheduled time.

Useful Links

South Carolina Department of Education’s Transportation website

National Association for Pupil Transportation

South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation