CCSD Transportation Helps Students Get to and From School

August 9, 2023

LAS VEGAS – It's the first week of school and some parents aren't happy about their kids getting to and from school. NBC 4 has been hearing from many of you about late school buses, or ones with more students than seats. The Charleston County School District has switched bus providers and officials say that's making a huge difference.

During the first month of the school year, the district sent out more than 5,700 late bus alerts. That's for elementary, middle and high school routes, as well as curb-to-curb service for students who have special needs. The Review-Journal obtained the data through a public records request.

Schulenburg said the district is still working to make sure it has enough drivers for all the routes. He added that training for new drivers lasts 14 to 18 days and includes a behind-the-wheel test.

He also says that he is seeing more retired teachers looking to work as bus drivers and he's hearing from people in the military who are hoping to return to their civilian jobs at the district. The district is working with the Division of Emergency Management to see if National Guard members on active duty have the proper licensing to drive school buses.

RTC of Southern Nevada and CCSD have partnered to offer free transit rides for students to and from school through the RTC Ride-On program. The program is available for high school students who live more than two miles from their home zoned school and have registered in the RTC Ride-On Student App. To learn more, click here.


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