1816 Hazel Ave New Bern NC 252-514-6377
                        FAX: 252-514-4301


Craven County Schools Transportation will contribute significantly to the learning process by providing safe and reliable transportation.


Our bus drivers and transportation department personnel are committed to providing safe, efficient and orderly transportation for all eligible students.  We will meet or exceed all safety regulations and recommendations while adhering to federal, state, and local laws and policies, and we will be good stewards of public funds.


Bus routing is completed utilizing a computer database with a geocode based road network.  The Transportation Information Management System (TIMS), which is utilized by school districts across North Carolina.



Information for Parents:
NC School Bus Safety
NC School Bus Stop Law
NC Laws Governing Transportation


Guides and Handbooks:
Renewing your CDL
Bus Driver Handbook
Activity Bus Driver Handbook
Bus Evacuation Guide
Bus Passenger Safety Guide
Railroad Crossing Safety Guidelines

Information for Current Bus Drivers:

List of Approved Charter Companies


Information for Prospective Bus Drivers:
Bus driver training is available for the following:

  • Individuals currently employed with Craven County Schools
  • Teacher assistant applicants, and
  • Non-employees who have a school for which they will drive. (TD135 “Intent to Employ” form is required).

The Registration Process:
1. Complete the NC Online Application.
2.  If you have nt held a NC Driver’s License for at least previous 5 years, you must obtain our out of state driving records.

3.  Contact Transportation Department at 252-514-6377 to enroll in class, and you will be instructed when to visit the department to complete further paperwork.
4. Review the CDLclassorientation.

Bus Driver Training Classes are generally conducted three or four times a year and are scheduled by the local DMV Trainer. Once a class is scheduled, we will notify the Bus Driver Supervisor at each school with the class details. Please contact the Bus Garage at 252-514-6377 for more information.

Alvin West, Transportation Director (Interim)
Robert Lackey, Shop Supervisor
Shelley Pritchett, TIMS Coordinator
Theresa Heath, Parts Manager/Cost Clerk
Annie Fullwood, TIMS Clerk