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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 2013, for the fourth time in five years, 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 the past eight years, Dare County's ranking has been among the top three in the Northeast Region. 

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 $17.50/hour. They receive $10.50/day for attendance and $100/month 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 $15.97/hour and are responsible for transporting sports teams to locations through out Eastern NC. Activity bus drivers can drive school buses also.
Contact Alex Chandler for more information. (252)-473-3717 ext. 3402
Learn to drive a school bus! The next DCS Bus Class will be held during July 2020. Contact Alex Chandler for more information. 

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