3-Tiered Bus Routing System


A 3-tiered bus system is a transportation system commonly used in K-12 education to efficiently transport students to and from school. It involves dividing the bus routes into three distinct tiers (elementary, middle, and high) based on the geographical location of students' homes and their corresponding schools. Here's a brief overview of each tier.

The purpose of implementing a 3-tiered bus system is to optimize the use of transportation resources, reduce travel times, and minimize the number of buses needed. By categorizing students into different tiers based on their grade levels and proximity to their schools, the bus system can efficiently allocate buses and drivers to serve multiple schools within a given time frame. This helps to streamline the transportation process and ensure that students arrive at school and return home in a timely and organized manner.

Scheduled Events to Discuss the Proposed Changes

Pender County Schools will host a pair of public meetings focusing on the consideration of a 3-tiered bus system. These meetings are designed to share information about the consideration of a 3-tiered bus system and how it may affect the PCS transportation schedule. If you're unable to attend, the events will be streamed live via our YouTube channel at this link.

May 23, 2023

6:00 PM


Heide Trask High School

14328 NC HWY 210

Rocky Point, NC 28457

Phone: 910-602-6810

May 24, 2023

6:00 PM


Topsail High School

245 N. Saint Johns Church Road

Hampstead, NC 28443

Phone: 910-270-2755

3-Tiered Bus Routing System FAQ