School bus transportation is available to most students attending county schools in accordance with School Board Policy 7160. The policy is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com under the School Board tab in the School Board policies section. Bus routes are available to parents at each school and via e-Link by using a student’s ID to sign in. Routes and stops are subject to change at any time. Students must be at their bus stop five minutes before their bus is due to arrive. School buses will not wait at stops for students. Bus stops are placed 0.3 miles apart for students in grades K-5 and 0.5 miles for students in grades 6-12.
The MyStop mobile app is available for families to track the progress of their child’s school bus. This enables parents to know when the bus is scheduled to arrive at a stop. In addition, the Transportation Department will communicate with families if a bus is delayed by 15 minutes or longer via emails and phone calls through the School Messenger parent notification system. (Some circumstances, such as mechanical breakdowns, may prevent timely notification of families.)
Bus transportation is a privilege, and students riding school buses are required to obey all rules and regulations established by the school and driver. All buses are equipped with surveillance cameras to assist in safe transportation. Parents are encouraged to remind their children to respect the property of the school division and neighbors living near a bus stop. Inappropriate conduct while riding a school bus may result in denial of this privilege. The school principal and Transportation Department make disciplinary decisions about school bus transportation. Rules for bus safety and expectations include:
It is the responsibility of the family to make sure their children get to the correct bus stop, follow all bus rules and review the safety and behavior expectations found in the transportation section of mychesterfieldschools.com.
Before loading the bus
While on the bus
After leaving the bus
Guidance for parents of prekindergarten, kindergarten and early childhood special education bus riders