The mission statement of the Charlotte County Public Schools Transportation Department is
"To ensure that each eligible Charlotte County Public Schools student is positive and ready to learn by providing safe, equitable, and on-time transportation services."This mission is accomplished by the following methods:
- Employment of highly professional and dedicated bus drivers, bus aides, maintenance staff, and office staff.
- Superior pre-service and in-service employee training programs focused on improving and enhancing skills in the areas of defensive driving, student management, technology, and communications skills.
- Routing and scheduling processes that ensure the safest and most efficient use of all resources.
- An on-the-road safety program to monitor driver performance.
- Preventative maintenance programs that ensure buses are inspected and maintained on a regular basis to provide for the highest level of mechanical safety
- Management structure that supports the drivers, aides, and mechanics' performance at the highest levels of professionalism and safety possible.
The following links will allow you to find the stops within the school district established walking distances of your home for every school serving students near your residence. Note: if your residence is within two (2) miles of your assigned school, no school bus transportation is provided by the district. Parents should click on the link that says "Bus Stop Information." Enter your home address, select the school or schools you want to check, and click on "enter." The stops, bus numbers, and times will be displayed for your home.
- Bus stops are subject to change.
- Stops may not be in the same location from one school year to the next.
- These stops are based on the walk distances established by school board policy. If your residence is within the walk area for a school, but a stop exists within the established distance from your house, those stops will be displayed when you enter your address. However, this does not mean that your student may ride the school bus.
- Stops may also be in place near your residence for schools that offer programs not available to your student. Before utilizing a stop not assigned to your local school, verify your child's eligibility to attend the school.
- If in doubt contact your school or the Transportation Department.
McKinney-Vento Transportation Provision for Student in Homeless Situations
Changing schools greatly interferes with a student's academic and social development. To accomodate highly moblie students (those without permanent nightly residence) legislation was passed that requires local educational agencies to provide these students with transportation to and from their school of origin at the parent or guardian's request. For more information about students in transition, please visit our Homeless Education Project page.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Transportation Department at (941) 575-5432 or email Richard.Duckworth@yourcharlotteschools.net