CCPS TRANSPORTATION: Moving the Future
UPDATED AT 9:30am 10/26
Monday, October 25, 2021: Update about CCPS transportation operations
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is experiencing interruptions in school bus services. For the past two school days, about 25 percent of the CCPS contracted school buses were not in operation on Charles County roads. This has led CCPS to ask parents and families to make back-up or alternative arrangements for their children to get to and from school.
CCPS contracts with 26 independently owned bus companies with contractors who provide bus services for the school system. There are 280 buses that service a total of 718 routes in Charles County, as well as provide for out-of-county transportation of students in specialized programs.
One bus may provide service for up to four schools. Contractors as well as CCPS transportation staff are covering as many routes as possible but are not able to cover every route without an adequate number of bus drivers. CCPS is posting transportation updates on its website at ccboe.com. Updates are shared with parents and community members as they are received by staff. Additionally, CCPS is not always made aware in advance of a driver who does not show up for a route.
On Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, a total of 74 school buses did not operate which left 186 routes without drivers and bus service. This means 26 percent of routes did not run. A total of 37 CCPS schools were affected by the driver call outs on Friday. A total of 14 CCPS contracted bus companies experienced at least one driver who did not report to work on Friday.
Today, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, a total of 59 school buses did not operate which left 157 routes without drivers and bus service. Today, 22 percent of routes did not run. The same 37 schools were affected by the driver call outs today. A total of 12 CCPS contracted bus companies experienced at least one driver who did not report to work today.
A group of Charles County bus drivers and attendants participated in a protest at the CCPS administrative offices this morning. Superintendent of Schools Maria Navarro talked with those who gathered about setting up a meeting as early as tomorrow to follow-up with their concerns.
CCPS will continue to share any bus service interruptions with the Charles County community at ccboe.com.
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An essential element of the education process is the safe and efficient transportation of students as they travel between home and school. The success of this undertaking relies on the collective responsibility and efforts of drivers, students, families, schools, bus contractors, and CCPS Transportation. Together, we are moving the future of Charles County.
Did you know?
More than 23,000 students are transported safely on CCPS Buses each school day.
CCPS Buses make about 14,700 stops each day and over 2,634,600 stops each school year.
CCPS Buses travel over 36,530 miles each day and over 6,575,240 miles each school year.
We operate a tiered transportation system, which means buses may provide service for 2, 3, or even 4 different schools each school day.