Transportation Department

    WS/FCS Transportation Department

    The Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools provide student transportation service to over 35,800 public school students attending 81 schools.

    The Transportation Department is responsible for the provision of student transportation, scheduling of all activity trips in school buses, and community education through our School Bus Safety Team. Additionally, Transportation is responsible for the maintenance of all state and school system vehicles.

    Eligibility for transportation service is governed by the Board of Education Policy 3541 and NC General Statute 115C-242. Generally, a high school student must reside over one and a half miles or middle and elementary students must reside over a half mile from the School-of-Choice school to be eligible for transportation service. School buses will be routed within one half mile of student's residence for traditional school programs.

    The Transportation Department is open on school days during the regular school year from 5:30 AM until the last school bus clears its afternoon route sequence, generally 5:30-6:00 PM


    Our Mission Statement

    To support the educational process by dedicating ourselves to the safe and efficient transport of students.


    The Principles That Guide Us:

    • Safety First - for our students, ourselves and others
    • Reliability - because others count on us to meet their needs 
    • Efficiency - to provide cost effective operations with quality 
    • Respect - to show respect for ourselves, our customers and one another 
    • Trust - to make it safe to share anything that impacts safety, reliability, or efficiency with those who need to know 
    • Teamwork - supporting one another and pulling together to achieve a common goal 
    • Excellence - to be regarded by knowledgeable observers as being among the very best in what we do
  • Offices:

    4150 Carver School Road
    Winston-Salem, NC 27105
    Hours of Operation:
    5:30 AM to 5:30-6 PM
  • Attention

    School Bus Drivers are needed

    Visit the Bus Driver Information page for details and application.

    Starting Pay $15.00 per hour
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Transportation Facts:

    We transport 35,838 students daily to and from school.  

    Our buses travel 35,656 route miles daily.

    Our number of stops per day (morning and afternoon) is about 11,900.