Unauthorized Persons Boarding or Interfering with a School Bus
Anyone other than school district officials, DD2 students, or public safety officials responding to a bus are not allowed to board the school bus. People doing so are considered intruders and are violating South Carolina law. The applicable law is posted below for your reference: SECTION 59-67-245. Interference with operation of school bus; penalties.
No person shall willfully and wrongfully interfere with the operation of a school bus, either public or private, by boarding, restricting movement or using threats, either physical or verbal, to the driver or any passenger while the bus is engaged in the transportation of pupils to and from school or any lawful school activity or while passengers are entering or leaving the bus nor shall any person willfully fail or refuse to obey a lawful order of a school bus driver relating to the occupancy of a school bus. The use of threatening, obscene or profane language addressed to the driver or any passenger entering, leaving, or waiting for a school bus is disorderly conduct and any person convicted for the use of such language shall be punished as provided in Section 16-17-530. Nothing contained herein shall be interpreted to infringe upon the power and duties of duly constituted authorities.
Mobile Device Policy
Mobile device policy is defined by the Dorchester District Two Board of Trustees. School bus drivers will apply the Board policy in alignment with current school practices. Regardless, by South Carolina law, the bus driver has the final say on permitting mobile phone use on the school bus. Policy allows high school students to use mobile devices during non-intructional times. School bus drivers may allow mobile device use by middle and elementary students, so long as such use does not present a distraction to the driver or other safety hazard. Laptop computers should remain in the backpack or carry case and be secured by the student at all times. These can become dangerous projectiles in the event of a sudden stop or impact. Again, the driver has the final say on permission to use mobile devices on the bus, and may prohibit use in the interest of safety for all students.
Summer Program Bus Route Schedules
Summer School and Summer Camp bus routes are published here: Bus Routes. For questions or if you believe there are errors or missing stops, please contact us via email here: DD2 Routing Specialist and we'll address your concern.
Please check this website frequently for the latest information. Remember to refresh your browser to ensure you're getting the most up-to-date posting. If you have concerns about new neighborhoods or non-existent bus stops, please contact us here: DD2 Routing Specialist.
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DDTwo uses Edulog Parent Portal Lite with GPS tracking technology. It's a free app you can find on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app will allow you to see your bus in near real time and set up notification zones to give you more insight on the location of the bus and it's arrival at your bus stop or the school. Please click the link on the left for more information you'll need for the app.
Note on Double Backs: This means the bus will make two runs, picking up a load of students and delivering them, then going back on another run to pick up a second load. This will add at least 20 minutes to your normal bus stop times, probably more. This means if it's not your regular bus number, expect about 20 minutes or more of delay.
Laptops must remain inside the students' backpacks or appropriate carry-on bags at all times while on board the school bus. South Carolina Department of Education regulations prohibit eating during school bus operations. There are safety (choking), health (allergies, etc) and sanitation hazards that come from eating on school buses. Please remind students the take-home meals are to remain in the bags in which they are handed out or in the students' backpacks.