Bus routes are available here on this website at the beginning of each school year for a limited time only, with the exception of unique circumstances. New Hanover County Schools operate over 600 runs each school day. Due to numerous changes in routes, stops, riders and times throughout the school year, please contact your child's school for up-to-date, detailed bus route information.
NOTE: ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE AT THE BUS STOP 10 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR SCHEDULED PICK-UP TIME.
In the interest of student safety, NHCS prohibits the discharge of unattended students who are Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. ALL Pre-Kindergarten students must be met at their stop by a parent/legal guardian. If a parent/legal guardian wishes their Kindergarten through 2nd Grade student to be permitted to depart the school bus without the parent/legal guardian present, they must complete and submit a “Parent/Legal Guardian Permission Form For Unattended Bus Stop Drop-Off” which can be obtained from the school office. In the event there is no parent/legal guardian present at a student’s bus stop, Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten through 2nd Grade students, without prior authorization for unattended discharge, will be returned to school and released to school personnel.
Bus transportation is for those students who ride at least two (2) days per week. Riding less than two (2) days per week is dependent on available seats and should be approved by Transportation.
Students are assigned to the bus stop nearest to their home address. Students are not permitted to use any bus stop other than the one to which they are assigned. Exceptions must be approved by the Transportation Department.
Bus stops may be eliminated from bus routes if there are no student riders using the stop for three (3) consecutive days. Exceptions for student illness and other extenuating circumstances may be considered if the Transportation Department is notified of the circumstance.