Parent Resources

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.

Pre-K - 5 Afternoon Bus Stop Supervision

Albemarle County Public Schools Transportation allows parents to choose supervision requirements for children in grades 1-5 (either yes or no). Pre-K and Kindergarten students must have supervision, meaning someone must take them to and from the bus stop. This person should be of at least middle school age and should not be another student riding the bus. Middle school and high school students do not require supervision. Because children mature at different ages and several factors influence whether or not it is safe to leave children home alone, the parent ultimately decides if and when their child can be left home alone or escorted to and from the bus stop.

Please contact the Office Associate at your child’s school to update PM bus stop supervision information. If your student requires supervision, a maximum of three (3) names may be entered into PowerSchool. This may not be an older student riding the bus for Kindergarten and Pre-K students. It may be an older elementary student for first through fifth grade students requiring supervision. If one of the three listed on the school bus manifest is not able to pick up the student that day, simply call your school and ask for a bus pass. This will notify the driver of the change.

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 may take up to 5 schools days and form must be renewed annually.

Snow Patrol: A Look Inside Weather-related School Closing Decisions

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