Individual bus stops for the 2015-16 school year are now available on the Williamson County Schools website. Parents can click here to access WebQuery and obtain bus route and school zone information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We encourage parents to locate their child’s route information as early as possible,” said WCS Planning and Zoning Manager Allison Nunley. “Bus information will change very little between now and August 7. We do have a walk policy of up to .25 miles for students of all ages living inside subdivisions. Parents should email or call us at (615) 472-4950 if they live on a main or rural road and need a bus stop. Please be at the stop at least five minutes prior to the published time.”
Due to the continued shortage of bus drivers, we are implementing double runs at 14 schools for the 2015-16 school year. The schools have received copies of those bus routes and WCS will notify parents prior to the start of school. If students ride first load in the morning, they will ride first load in the afternoon. If students ride second load in the morning, they will ride second load in the afternoon.
“This is a new process for WCS and we appreciate the continued patience and understanding of our parents and students as we work to make the transition into double runs as seamless as possible,” said Nunley.
The Williamson County Schools Transportation Department provides bus transportation to all eligible WCS students who travel to and from their attendance-zoned school each day.
Safety, both on and off the bus, is the transportation department’s top priority. All buses are inspected before the school year begins and throughout the school year, and drivers are trained throughout the year. All buses are equipped with digital cameras to ensure students are transported in a safe environment ready to learn.
In addition, parents will receive a pamphlet with WCS School Transportation Safety and Discipline Guidelines. Because the bus is an extension of the school day, the school code of conduct also applies to behavior on the bus. Eligibility to ride the bus may be revoked if students violate school bus conduct policy. This pamphlet explains the rules, regulations and policies of Williamson County Schools regarding student conduct while traveling on school system buses.