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Transportation

Transportation Office: Ensuring a safe connection between home and school; with link

Transporting the students of Kent County is a very important business. Our main concern is safety. We maintain our buses in safe condition and they are inspected by the Motor Vehicle Administration and county inspectors. Drivers, attendants and students are given instruction in safety.

Follow the link below for school boundary information. By typing in your address through the linked site, you will see which school your child would attend.






Contact Information

SUPERVISOR OF OPERATIONS

Phone
410-778-7117

Email

Questions or comments about your child's bus? Please contact:
Bethsheila Hunley
Secretary for Transportation

Phone
410-810-2141

Fax
443-281-6455

KCPS Transportation Office
11085 Worton Road
Worton, MD 21678




School Bus Rules

Keep your riding privileges by following these rules:

• Bus drivers can/will assign seats.
• Please cooperate with the bus driver.
• Observe the same conduct as in the classroom.
• Remain seated and face forward.
• Be courteous and talk quietly.
• Keep the bus clean.
• No eating or drinking on the bus.
• Respect the property of others.
• Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
• Place personal items on your lap or under your seat.




KCHS Late Bus

Late bus for KCHS

Late buses are available for Kent County High School students participating in sports and other extracurricular activities. 
 
Families do not need to sign up for a late bus. Coaches, club advisors and other designated activity leaders will have bus passes available for participating students.
 
There are three buses available, each serving a different area of Kent County. Each bus will depart Kent County High School at 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
 
 Kent County Map showing Rock Hall, Chestertown and Central/Eastern areas
 
Bus 318 will serve central and eastern Kent County, including stops in Kennedyville, Galena, Massey and Millington.
 
318 Stops:
• Lambs Meadow Road at Coopers Lane
• Lynch Road at Lambs Meadow Road
• Clarks Road at Lambs Meadow Road
• Still Pond Road at Lambs Meadow Road
• Main Street at Route 566 (Still Pond)
• Kennedyville Post Office
• Molly’s Restaurant
• Route 213 at Route 444
• Route 213 at Main Street (Galena)
• Route 290 at Olivet Hill Road
• Route 290 at Gregg Neck Road
• Route 290 at Wilson Point Road
• Route 290 at Fox Hole Road
• Massey Road (Route 299) at Golts Road
• Massey Post Office
• Millington Dollar General
• LAST STOP Millington Food Lion
 
 
Bus 918 will serve the Chestertown area and down Quaker Neck Road to Wilkins Lane.
 
918 Stops:
• North Gate Drive
• Hadaway Drive
• Chestertown Landing
• Kent County Middle School
• H.H. Garnet Elementary School
• Brook Meadows I
• Brook Meadows II
• Edge Of Town Drive
• Lincoln Drive at Flatland Road
• Coventry Farms: Flatland Road at Devon Drive
• Coventry Farms: Flatland Road at Sutton Way
• LAST STOP Quaker Neck Road at Wilkins Lane
 
 
Bus 2221 will run west on Lambs Meadow Road serving the Fairlee area and continue out to state Route 20 and the Rock Hall area.
 
2221 Stops:
• St James Newtown Road at Lambs Meadow Road
• Buck Neck Road at Lambs Meadow Road
• Handy Point Road at Lambs Meadow Road
• Fish Hatchery Road at Lambs Meadow Road
• Bay Shore at Lambs Meadow Road
• Old Fairlee Road at Lambs Meadow Road
• Caulk’s Field Road at Sandy Bottom Road
• Reese’s Corner Road at Route 20
• Lover’s Corner Road at Route 20 Intersection (Drop-off point for Edesville Road and Martin Wagner Road students)
• Crosby Road at Route 20 Intersection
• Boundary Avenue at Route 20 Intersection
• Rock Hall Shore Stop (Drop-off point for Brittany Bay Apt students)
• LAST STOP Hawthorne Avenue at Route 20 
 
 


Road Safety

One of the greatest hazards for buses comes from motorists who do not observe the school bus lighting system. 

In Kent County we use an eight-light school bus warning system. These lights are located on the front and rear of the bus near the top where you see the SCHOOL BUS sign. The lamps are used to warn other traffic about what the school bus is doing. When the bus is approaching a loading or unloading area, the yellow lights will flash. Red lights will flash when the bus is stopped to load or unload students and a stop arm will be extended from the side of the bus.

This system was adopted because it more closely follows other traffic regulations. The alternately flashing yellow lights mean CAUTION to other motorists because the bus is preparing to stop. The flashing red lights and stop arm mean STOP. Motorists are required to stop at least 20 feet from a stopped school bus that is displaying flashing red lights and stop arm.

One of the most frequent complaints of school bus drivers is that other motorists do not obey the school bus stop law. We have several of these reports each month from our bus drivers. Each time a motorist violates the school bus stop law, he or she creates a real hazard for the students who are boarding or leaving the bus.

During the 2000 legislative session, House Bill 104: Vehicle Laws-Drivers Failing to Stop for School Buses-Enforcement Initiative was passed by the Maryland General Assembly. This bill established a five-year program, which became effective on Jan. 1, 2001, to provide grant funds to assist law enforcement agencies in addressing the problem of drivers illegally passing school vehicles. During the 2002 Maryland General Assembly, Senate Bill 323: The Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2002, made the School Bus Safety Enforcement Program permanent by deleting the sunset provision of the law which had created the program.

Kent County Public Schools has been working closely with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office through the grant from the General Assembly for Kent County. The police have been given all the bus routes for the buses in Kent County. The police observe and patrol school bus routes and traffic along school bus routes, writing citations and warnings related solely to school bus enforcement, and preparing any necessary follow-up paperwork directly related to citations and warnings issued for violations of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Transportation Article, Section 21-706.

School bus drivers report incidents of violation through the radios that are located on all buses to the Board of Education and the information is than given to Kent Central. In some cases the violator may be immediately identified and found through the direct link of communication which we have with the police and our radio system. The bus drivers always follow up with a written report. We monitor the number of citations and the location in order to evaluate possible additional monitoring and enforcement for a specific area.

The fine for not stopping for a school bus activated overhead and red light is $570.00 and 3 points. The fine for stopping for a school bus activated overhead red lights and then proceeding through (failing to remain stopped) is $570.00 and 2 points.