Eligibility to Ride School Bus
GCS will provide transportation services for eligible students to and from their assigned stop location. It is important to maintain an accurate residence address for every student with the attending school.
If you have requested a reassignment for your child’s school, depending on the location of your home address and the school in which your child is assigned, you may not receive transportation services.
*For example: You live in the Northeast district (McLeansville/Sedalia area) and want your child to go to Page High School. In this case, transportation would not be provided.
Students who live in a “non-transport zone”
Students living within their school’s walk zone will not receive transportation services unless it is an unsafe walking environment (for example, a multi-lane highway without a crossing).
Acceptance into magnet/choice programs with transportation
The Transportation Department will make a reasonable effort to provide transportation for students attending certain magnet/choice programs. Transportation eligibility is based on the program's feeder pattern.
- Click here for more information on magnet/choice elementary feeder patterns or visit the Magnet and Choice Programs webpage.
- Click here for more information on magnet/choice middle/high feeder patterns or visit the Magnet and Choice Programs webpage.
Acceptance into magnet/choice programs without transportation
There are some programs within Guilford County Schools where transportation is not provided (for example, Spanish Immersion at Grimsley). If your child is accepted into a program where transportation is not provided, you will be notified at the time of acceptance.