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    "We Drive District Five"


    The mission of the Transportation Department is to provide safe and timely transportation for the students of our district.  The Transportation Department is responsible for developing and executing District Five's transportation program in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and to support the policies of District Five.  The  transportation staff prepares bus routes, conducts bus driver training for school bus drivers and assigns consequences for violations of the Student Behavior Code for student misbehavior when the violation occurred at the school bus stop or while on a school bus or other district vehicles.  The Transportation Department also operates the Activity Buses to support the school's sports, band, ROTC and other extracurricular programs within the District.   

    In preparation for the new school year the Transportation Department is working with each school to identify students who have elected to ride the bus upon our return on Sept 8, 2020.  Parents who have requested their student to ride the bus through the District Parent Re-entry survey will be assigned a shcool bus based on Cohort assignments.  Once buses are assigned, you will be be notified by phone call or email regarding your student's transportation information. 

    As additionally students elect to ride the school bus, bus capacities become limited.  In some cases it may take ten to fifteen work days to complete route adjustments before new students are allowed to ride.  All buses are capped at a two student per seat ratio, with the first row of seats not being utilized.  During any re-routing timeframe parents are expected to provide transportation to and from school for their student(s).  If routing changes are completed sooner parents will be notified via email as to when their student(s) will be able to ride the bus.

    Until further notice, friends will not be allowed to ride a bus with another student in order to preserve mandated seaty capacities. 

    Email is the preferred method of communication with our office.  Please keep in mind that buses are monitored by the office during the morning and afternoon runs and it may be difficult to reach us by telephone during those hours (6:00-8:30 a.m. and 2:00-4:30 p.m.)   If you have any questions please contact the appropreate transportation office listed below. 

    Chapin - 803-575-5856   Email: chapintransportation@lexrich5.org

    Dutch Fork - 803-476-4990   Email: dutchforktransportation@lexrich5.org

    Irmo - 803-476-3252   Email: irmotransportation@lexrich5.org

    Special Needs - 803-476-3254 Email: specialneeds transportation@lexrich5.org


    In accordance with DHEC and Department of Education guidelines the  procedures will be followed:

    • All school buses will be fully sanitized twice a day.  
    • Please visit this link for a video regarding sanitation of school buses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzfKpRwHmwc&feature=youtu.be
    • Students are authorized to seat two students per seat.  Whenever possible students from the same household will be seated together
    • Mask are required for all students while on the school bus.  Please see District Five's website for additional details. 

    Parent please remind your student(s) the importance of social distancing while at the bus stop.


    What the bus ride will look like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UChgBb-6PUI&feature=youtu.be


  • Chapin Area Schools:

    Cindy Carter, Chapin Transportation Supervisor



    Chapin Elementary, Lake Murray Elementary, Chapin Intermediate, Chapin Middle, Chapin High, CATE, Spring Hill High


    Irmo Area Schools:

    Linda Cook, Irmo Transportation Supervisor


    Harbison West Elementary, Irmo Elementary, Leaphart Elementary, Nursery Road Elementary, Seven Oaks Elementary, CrossRoads Intermediate, Irmo Middle, Irmo High, CATE, Spring Hill High


    Activity Program:

    Jake Shealy, Activity Manager


    Karen Nesbit, Activity Operations/Scheduling



    Mailing Address:

    Department of Transportation
    School District Five of 
    Lexington and Richland Counties
    1020 Dutch Fork Rd.
    Irmo, SC 29063

  • Dutch Fork Area Schools

    Rhonda Watson, Dutch Fork Transportation Supervisor



    Ballentine Elementary, Dutch Fork Elementary, H. E. Corley Elementary, Oak Pointe Elementary, River Springs Elementary, CrossRoads Intermediate, Dutch Fork Middle, Dutch Fork High, CATE, Spring Hill High School


    Special Needs Transportation

    TBA, Special Needs Supervisor



    All schools within District Five


    District Transportation Office:

    1536 Old Tamah Rd

    Irmo, SC 29063



    Transportation Coordinator

    Harold Williams




    Director of Transportation

    Dave Weissman




    School Bus Driver Employment

    Please contact Jocelyn Seel for employment information






    Vicki Beane