Parent Resources

ACPS Bus Safety

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Albemarle County Public Schools Transportation Services seeks to add value to the overall educational experience of our students by providing appropriate, safe, and efficient transportation that meets the needs of our students.

Transportation views parents and guardians as our partners, and we look forward to working with you to provide opportunities for your child’s educational endeavors to be successful.

The links below provide information regarding student safety rules and procedures for the transportation process.

Student Supervision

Parents/guardians are responsible for the safety of their children when walking to and from the bus stop and while waiting at the bus stop. Any incidents observed by the bus driver will be reported to school administrators.

Supervision expectations for elementary students are detailed below. Parents/guardians may designate up to three adults (including themselves) to provide supervision. Adult supervision is not required at bus stops for middle and high school students.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Students: Adult supervision must be provided for students in pre-K and kindergarten for both morning pickup and afternoon drop-off at the bus stop. Supervision may not be provided by older siblings.

Older Elementary Students: Students in grades 1-5 must be met at the bus stop for afternoon drop-off by a designated adult, unless the parent/guardian has specified that their child does not need supervision. Those providing afternoon supervision should be prepared each day to show a photo identification to the bus driver. Without this special permission, the student will be transported back to school. 

Please note: When a student rides the bus home as the guest of another student, the driver will follow the supervision status of the host student, unless directed otherwise by a valid bus pass.

Alternate Pick-up/Drop-off Location

To request an alternate bus pick-up/drop-off please fill out the form below in its entirety and submit to the school’s front office. School staff will inform of approval or non-approval. The process of assigning and approval normally will take up to 5 schools days and the form must be renewed annually. At the beginning of the school year, assignment and approval may take up to 15 school days due to the need to evaluate the capacity of alternate buses and the availability of a bus route at the desired alternate stop.

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