Why can’t the school bus come closer to my house?

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School buses cannot stop in front of every eligible student’s home.  There are three rules established by South Carolina state law that provide guidance to the school district regarding the placement of school bus stops.

  • State law requires that the school bus cannot stop more frequently than every two-tenths of a mile (about 350 yards).
  • Children who live within 1½ miles of the school they are zoned to attend are not eligible for state-funded school transportation service.
  • Students may be required to walk up to a three-tenths of a mile to access their school bus route. In cases where students live more than three-tenths of a mile from an existing route, an additional route segment would be added.
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