The Mitchell County School's Transportation Department is dedicated to student safety. We are committed to providing the highest standards in student transportation. Our staff is committed to serving our community with a friendly, safe and secure transportation service. This department has oversight of home to school, school to home, special activity trips and athletics, as well as the establishment of bus routes, monitoring bus maintenance, driver training and compliance with DOT standards and regulations. The bus garage hours are 6:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday – Friday, 828-766-3609.
If you are interested in receiving a bus driver's license, please contact the transportation department. Bus driving schools are typically offered monthly. Please note that CDL licenses are no longer sufficient in order to drive either a school bus or an activity bus. The license must also have both a Passenger and a School Bus endorsement in order to qualify the individual to drive either type of bus. The link to the NC School Bus Safety Web provided below has further information on regulations regarding school bus drivers.
Mitchell County Schools is committed to providing the best possible transportation opportunities to our students. As such, each individual who has a license issued by MCS participates in random drug and alcohol testing. In addition, drivers receive raining for children requiring special assistance/safety procedures as well as evacuation procedures.