The Lee County Transportation Department strives to provide safe transportation to and from school in a timely manner. School Bus Safety ...It's everyone's concern.
The Lee County Transportation Department is located at Lee Central Middle School at 41 Charlene Lane, Bishopville, South Carolina, 29010. Should you have questions or concerns regarding transportation, please contact Transportation Supervisor, Pam Wessinger at (803) 428-2127.
School buses have proven to be the safest form of transportation in the nation. In Lee County, we transport approximately 1600 students to and from school each day on school buses. During each school year, our buses collectively complete 733,860 miles-- that's 4077 miles per day!
During each school year, we employ 47 drivers on a regular basis. We take great pride in training our bus drivers to be safety-conscious and dependable. Interested individuals desiring to become a certified bus driver may obtain employment information by calling the District’s Transportation Office.
Although our school buses are funded and owned by the state of South Carolina, we coordinate and manage routing of buses and oversee the performance of the bus drivers locally. Buses are used and routed by Lee County School District according to state law and regulation. Maintenance and servicing of the buses is handled by the State Department of Education, Office of Transportation – Lee/Kershaw Bus Shop.
Student bus-related discipline issues are handled by the school administration. Concerns regarding student bus discipline may be directed to an assistant principal or principal of the school your child attends. Additional information regarding bus discipline may be received by referencing the transportation section of the District's Code of Student Conduct Handbook.
In compliance with Section 23-3-535 of the South Code of Laws, Lee County School District is providing the following link to the South Carolina Sex Offenders. Securing a comprehensible website for parents, to be able to locate and map registered sex offenders in their area and near bus stops. This is a law that was effective June 16, 2008. The link to this website is as follows: http://www.familywatchdog.us/.