Office of Student Transportation

Activity Bus

School Bus

Our Mission

Colleton County School District, Office of Student Transportation focus is to provide safe, reliable, and on-time  transportation so our students arrive ready to learn. Our primary aim is to make certain that we meet these needs on a daily basis and provide school activity based support when requested.

 

Overview

Student transportation safety is a shared responsibility between the Colleton County School District and the South Carolina Department of Education. School buses used primarily for the transportation of students who live more than 1.5 miles from school are owned and maintained by the state. Vehicles used primarily to transportation students for extracurricular activities are owned and maintained by the school district. School bus routes are managed by the school district according to state law and approved annually by the state. School bus driver training standards and certification is administered by the state.

The Colleton County School District, Office of Student Transportation, oversees the administration of the school district portion of the student transportation safety program locally. The Office of Student Transportation is responsible for employing professional bus drivers, bus monitors and transportation administrative staff responsible for the safe transport of our students daily. 

The Office of Student Transportation operates 52 general education route buses and 13 special needs route buses covering 88 individual bus routes for 9 schools daily.  Route school buses transports approximately 3,100 students daily covering an area approximately 1,056 square miles wide. Route school buses average 7,900 miles daily adding up to approximately 1.4 million miles a year. Extra-curricular activities and athletic teams are transported on the district's 9 activity vehicles.

All buses operated by the Office of Student Transportation are equipped with digital two-way radios, “real-time” GPS and digital camera systems. These tools provide digital communication, location tracking, and high definition audio/video surveillance to ensure the safety and security of our students. 

Our Location

Office of Student Transportation

Physical Address:

1379 Tuskegee Airman Drive

Walterboro, SC 29488

(Behind Colleton County Middle School)

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1947
Walterboro, SC 29488


Voice: 843-782-0036

Fax: 843-782-0016

Office Hours: 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Meet the Team

Mr. Gary Bradley

Mr. Gary Bradley

Director of Transportation

Phone: (843) 782-0040 ext. 45002
Email: gbradley@colleton.k12.sc.us

 

Mr. Karim Johnson

Mr. Karim Johnson, CDPT-SNT

Routing Transportation Supervisor

Phone: (843) 782-0040 ext. 45009
Email: kjohnson@colleton.k12.sc.us

Mr. Kerry Mayo

Mr. Kerry Mayo

Safety Transportation Supervisor

Phone: (843) 782-0040 ext. 45012
Email: kmayo@colleton.k12.sc.us

Ms. Maytee Stephens

Ms. Maytee Stephens

Transportation Specialist

Phone: (843) 782-0040 ext. 45001
Email: mlstephens@colleton.k12.sc.us

 Ms. Dee Kinard

Ms. Dee Kinard

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (843) 782-0040 ext. 45016
Email: dkinard@colleton.k12.sc.us

Ms. Kelsey Bishop

Ms. Kelsey Bishop

AM Transportation Dispatcher

Phone: (843) 782-0040 ext. 45014
Email: kbishop@colleton.k12.sc.us

Ms. JoAnn Pinckney

Ms. JoAnn Pinckney 

PM Transportation Dispatcher

Phone: (843) 782-0040 ext. 45011
Email: jpinckney@colleton.k12.sc.us