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Who do I contact — Coastal Bus Line or CREECS?
Contact CREECS for take home changes
If your student is a regular rider but will not be riding the bus home OR if you purchased a single-ride bus pass, please contact the CREECS front office at 843-887-3323 or email “DISMISSAL CHANGE” to Joanna McClellan <[email protected]> with the details. This will ensure your child is routed accordingly at end of day.
Contact Coastal Bus Line with everything else
If you have any questions or concerns regarding student busing — from questions about schedules or billing, to changing bus stops or checking lost & found — please let us know. No question is too silly or problem too small. We’re here to help, so stay in touch. Here’s how:
Bus Stop Safety Is EVERYONE’s Responsibility
While getting students to school on time is a goal we take seriously, it’s not our number one concern. Student safety trumps everything — but we can’t ensure your student’s safety alone. As an integral part of your student’s safe travel to and from school, we ask that you take a few moments to review these bus stop safety tips.
Waiting at the Bus Stop
Don´t let your child play running games or push and shove at the bus stop. It is dangerous near traffic.
Make sure your child stands at least 10 feet (5 giant steps) from the road while waiting for the bus. The child will then be out of the way of traffic. Have younger children practice taking 5 giant steps to become familiar with 10 feet.
Getting On & Off the Bus
ALWAYS cross in front of the bus, NEVER behind. Make sure that you are at least 10 feet (five giant steps) ahead of the bus before crossing. When crossing in front of the bus, you should be able to maintain eye contact with the driver.
Remind children not to cross until the bus has come to a COMPLETE stop, the bus’s RED stop lights are activated, and the driver signals it is safe to cross. NOT all drivers stop for school bus lights so always look to the right and left to make sure all traffic has come to a complete stop before stepping on the roadway.
Warn children that if they drop something, they should NEVER pick it up. Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver’s instructions. If they bend over to pick up a dropped object, they might not be seen by the driver and could be hurt if the driver pulls away from the stop. NEVER CRAWL UNDER THE BUS!
A few more reminders
- Wait in cars until bus is in view.
- As bus approaches stop, prepare to exit your vehicle and board the bus promptly.
- Parents are not permitted to board the bus at any time.
- In order to stay on schedule, drivers will depart bus stop locations at time indicated on route schedule.
- To ensure you do not miss the bus, arrive bus stop location at least 5 minutes prior to scheduled time.
- Once in motion, drivers are not permitted to stop until they arrive their next scheduled destination.
- Review FAQs for more information.
Seat Belt Safety
While we pride ourselves on the fact that all of our Coastal Bus Line buses exceed Federal safety standards because they are equipped with seat belts, the use of seat belts is NOT mandatory. Oftentimes, this leaves belts and buckles loose on seats. Using seat belts for reasons other than their intended purpose is strictly prohibited as it poses a risk to not only surrounding students who may be injured by the belt, but all students as it could distract the driver.
To ensure the safety of all children, drivers review proper seat belt use with student riders. But as an integral part of our team, we ask that you please take a moment to educate your student as well, reminding him or her that the seat belt should either be worn or left alone.