Facts, Data, Basics
Student Transportation and School Bus Information
Through the City of Charlottesville’s Pupil Transportation Department, our community provides school bus service for students who live in the City. We offer separate runs for three-year-olds, elementary students, students in grades 5-8, and high schoolers. We also provide separate services for identified students with special needs. Finally, to encourage our students to participate in extra-curricular activities, at all our schools we provide an after-school “activities” bus that returns students home after clubs or sports practices. (CHS offers an activities bus at two different times.)
Behavior and Guidelines
Students are expected to behave well on the bus, following school rules as outlined in the “Parent Guide to School Bus Safety” in the Code of Student Conduct. Students who present disciplinary challenges on the buses shall be reported to the principal and may have their riding privileges suspended.
Young Bus Riders
During the spring of 2021, parents/guardians (or their designee) are required to escort 6th grade and younger students to the bus in the morning. In the afternoon, 1st-graders and younger students should be escorted by an adult from the bus..
Private Rentals of School Buses
We no longer offer bus service for weddings and other public events. Charter service will only be available to our long-time regular business partners.
The City of Charlottesville Pupil Transportation Department operates school bus service in Charlottesville. The City works in close contact with the schools’ assistant superintendent for administrative services.
Pupil Transportation Supervisor for City of Charlottesville