Transportation

Bus schedules are explained and distributed at school registrations, and information schedules can be obtained in your child's school office. For specific information on your child’s bus route and bus stop, please contact your area's bus supervisor directly.

Bus supervisors

Camden Area Bus Office:
A.J. Cooke
Phone: (803) 425-8943


Elgin Area Bus Office:
Vanessa Garza
Phone: 438-2135

Lugoff Area Bus Office:
John Clinton
Phone: (803) 438-8017

North Central Area Bus Office:
Ernestine Ross
Phone: (803) 425-8976


Transportation Safety Procedures for Younger Students:

KCSD students in the 2nd grade and younger are not allowed to get off the bus without someone waiting at the bus stop for them; this could be an older sibling or an authorized adult. If no one is waiting for a young child, the school will try to make contact with the family, but if no contact can be made, the student will be brought back to the school.

Parents who wish to opt out of this safety procedure should contact the bus office in their area to pick up a form that must be completed and notarized.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns and regulates the school buses?
The State of South Carolina owns and operates school buses and establishes regulations as to their operation. Under state regulation, school bus transportation is not provided to students who live within 1.5 miles of school.

What is a hazard fee?
A hazard fee is levied by the state to school districts that choose to provide transportation to students who live within 1.5 miles. The hazard fee is the total amount the school district is charged by the state, based on the state-provided formula.

Why does the school district charge a hazard fee to families within the 1.5 mile radius?
Prior to the recent severe economic downturn, the school district received some state funding to pay the fees for stops within the 1.5 mile limit that the district believed to be justified. However, this state funding was completely eliminated due to state budget cuts. Because no local funding has been available for this purpose, parents wishing to establish a bus stop within the 1.5 mile limit are asked to pay the hazard fee for the stop. The district makes every effort to keep this fee as low as regulations will allow, allows families to make payments, and helps to arrange for families using the stop to share in the costs.

Contact Information

John Clinton
Bus Supervisor
2029 West DeKalb Street
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 438-8017

For specific information on your child’s bus route and bus stop, please contact your area's bus supervisor directly.

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