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Four school buses parked in front of elementary school

More about Transportation in Dare County Schools

With 60 school and activity buses to maintain, and to create routes to accommodate approximately 2,000 student riders each day, Dare County Schools Transportation staff are busy.

In 2018, North Carolina's Pupil Transportation Association recognized Dare County Schools Transportation Department for earning the best bus inspection rating in one of three regions statewide. For over a decade, Dare County's ranking has been among the top three in the Northeast Region. 

Dare County Schools Recognized for Top Inspection Rating from Department of Transportation

Members of Dare County Schools transportation department standing in front of school bus
Alex Chandler
Director of Transportation 
(252) 473-3717 extension: 3402
Transportation Assistant 
(252) 473-3717 extension: 3401

Interested in Driving a Bus? Dare County Schools is Hiring Qualified Bus Drivers! 

Bus drivers are responsible for safely transporting children to and from school as well as field trips. School bus drivers are paid $21.92/hour. They receive $10.50/day for attendance and a monthly supplement for perfect attendance. A yearly $1,000 bonus is also available for perfect attendance. Routes are anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours daily with the most experienced drivers on the longest routes. Subs are also needed and used on a daily basis. All licensing fees are reimbursed for permanent and substitute school bus drivers.

Activity bus drivers are paid $17.69/hour and are responsible for transporting sports teams to locations through out Eastern NC. Activity bus drivers can drive school buses also. Exceptional children bus monitors are paid $15.60/hr. 

Learn to Drive a School Bus

DCS Bus Class is held virtually twice a month and in-person classes as needed. 

Contact Alex Chandler for more information at (252)-473-3717 ext. 3402

School Bus Safety

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