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Aug. 25 Transportation Update

Aug. 25 Update:

School bus transportation has improved since school started, but we continue to experience delays due to the statewide bus driver shortage. As we previewed in our Aug. 19 message, we need to update school bus pickup times for some students. 

Starting on Monday, Aug. 29, school bus times for morning pickup of only middle school and high school students will be around 5 minutes earlier. By 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, you can check the updated pickup times for middle school and high school students at https://www.ddtwo.org/routes. This update does not apply to elementary students.

We are grateful for your flexibility as we continue to safely transport your children and work to limit transportation delays. You can email us at bustransportation@dorchester2.k12.sc.us, in addition to calling us at 843-873-6196. Moving forward, we will continue to update you if we determine more changes are necessary.  

Aug. 19 Update:

While the school year is off to a successful start, we know bus transportation has been a challenge at several schools. We are listening to the feedback that we are receiving, and we are identifying the best ways to address the problems caused by the statewide shortage of bus drivers.

Transportation largely improved throughout the week, but we still recognize our opportunities to do better. Our goals include recruiting more bus drivers, having more buses available, reducing double routes, and limiting delays. To improve communication, you can now email us at bustransportation@dorchester2.k12.sc.us, in addition to calling us at 843-873-6196.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make the necessary adjustments. If needed, we will consider adjusting bus routes/times. Our number one priority continues to be safely transporting students to school and getting them home at a reasonable time.