BUS ROUTES Policy Code: 6321
1. All school principals shall implement
reasonable rules and regulations pertaining to the operation of school
buses in accordance with the General Statutes of North Carolina. All
bus routes will be on file in the Superintendent’s office and all
changes will be filed within 10 days after such changes become
2. The following guidelines offer a reasonable approach in establishing a rather uniform routing procedure:
a. The same general
rules should apply in every area of the county in connection with the
transportation of students to and from school who live within a radius
of 1.5 miles of the school to which they are assigned. Unless mandated
for safety reasons, as reviewed by the Director of Transportation,
students shall not be transported when residence is within a radius of
1.5 miles of the school to which they are assigned.
b. School bus stops should be routed at least 0.2 of a mile apart unless otherwise mandated by the Wayne County Board of Education.
c. The driver of
each school bus should come to a complete stop at every designated bus
stop, after which time the driver should proceed unless students are
boarding or are in the act of trying to reach the bus.
d. Bus stops shall
be designated by T.I.M.S., and along with a description of each bus
route, will be filed with the Director of Transportation initially for
review and compliance according to the General Statutes and Board Policy
before filing with the superintendent or superintendent’s designee
prior to the commencement of a new school year, in keeping with date
designated by the superintendent.
e. School buses,
upon approaching narrow bridges, shall stop and allow approaching
traffic to cross the bridge to avoid the danger of meeting vehicles on
f. In the event of
harsh and severe inclement weather, drivers should use their own
judgment in determining making adjustments in bus stops where needed.
Younger children shall be given priority consideration on inclement
g. In the event of
early dismissal, it shall be the parent’s responsibility to assure
supervision is available at home for those students riding the bus. The
school system will make every effort to publicize in advance through
the media early dismissal when necessary.
whose parents have requested a transfer and were granted consent to
attend schools across district lines may not ride buses to and from