McDowell County Schools will be closed for students today, March 7th. It will be an optional workday for teachers. Staff may report on a two hour delay.
The TEACHH Autism Workshop will be cancelled. The workshop will be rescheduled at a later date.
My child needs to get off the bus at a friend's house this afternoon. How does he/she get approval for this?
Make sure you send a written note to the office at your child's school. It's important that you be specific as to where your child needs to get off that afternoon, along with the date and your signature on the paper. The principal or designated person will review your request and forward any bus stop changes to the bus driver. NOTE - The school principal or designated person reserves the right to deny any and all requests that are not in writing from the student's parent or guardian.
Will the bus leave the stop without my child if he/she is not waiting at the assigned bus stop location?
Yes. Your child must be waiting at the assigned bus stop for at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival, regardless of weather conditions.
When does my child need to be waiting at his/her morning stop?
Contact your child's school. They will give you an approximate time for the morning passenger stop. Make sure your child is at the assigned passenger stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
What happens if my child does not follow the bus rules?
Consequences for improper behavior depend upon the infraction. The consequences may vary from student/driver/principal conference, a change in seating assignment, or suspension of bus riding privilege. Riding the school bus is a privilege. Should that privilege be abused, it may be revoked for a specified period of time or permanently.
The following acts are examples of improper behavior that interfere with the orderly operation of school buses and are prohibited:
The discipline of school bus children is handled on an individual basis at the school level. Any questions concerning the discipline of school bus passengers should be directed to the principal at your child's school.
Director of Transportation
Approved Motorcoach Carriers McDowell Co Schools
School Bus Drivers Handbook
Request for stop at place of employment