Transportation Division Overview
The Transportation Division provides safe, timely and cost-effective transportation for all students in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as OCSD policies and procedures. Click HERE for frequently asked questions.
Supportive information for “Stopping for a Stopped School Bus"
SECTION 56-5-2780. Penalties for unlawfully passing a stopped school bus.
(A) A driver of a vehicle violating Section 56-5-2770 (A) or (C) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or forfeiture of bail for a first offense must be fined not less than $500.00 or imprisoned not more than 30 days. In lieu of imprisonment, the court may require that the individual complete an appropriate term of community service of not fewer than 10 days upon terms and conditions the court considers proper. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a first offense for a violation of Section 56-5-2770 (A) or (C) may be tried in magistrate's court. Upon conviction, entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or forfeiture of bail for a second or subsequent violation of Section 56-5-2770 (A) or (C), a person is guilty of a misdemeanor and must be fined not less than $2,000.00 or more than $5,000.00 or imprisoned for not fewer than 30 days and not more than 60 days.
(B) If a driver of a vehicle violates Section 56-5-2770 (A) or (C), and the violation proximately causes great bodily injury or death to a pedestrian, the person is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or forfeiture of bond, the person must be:
(1) fined not less than $5,000.00 or more than $10,000.00 and imprisoned for not less than 60 days or more than 1 year when great bodily injury results;
(2) fined not less than $10,000.00 or more than $25,000.00 and imprisoned for not less than 1 year or more than 5 years when death results.
As used in this subsection, "great bodily injury" means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
The Department of Motor Vehicles shall suspend the driver's license of a person who is convicted or who receives a sentence upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere pursuant to this subsection for the term of imprisonment plus 1 year.
Director of Transportation
Coordinator of Transportation
Schools: Elloree Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary, Holly Hill-Roberts Middle, Lake Marion High, St. James-Gaillard Elementary, Vance-Providence Elementary
West Area Transportation Supervisor
Schools: Branchville High, Carver-Edisto Middle, Edisto Elementary, Edisto Primary, Edisto High, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler K-12, Lockett Elementary
Central Area Transportation Supervisor
Schools: Bethune-Bowman K-12, Brookdale Elementary, Dover Elementary, Marshall Elementary, Mellichamp Elementary, North Middle/High, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High, Rivelon Elementary, Robert E. Howard Middle, Sheridan Elementary, Whittaker Elementary, William J. Clark Middle
Secretary to Coordinator &
Supervisor of Transportation
Secretary to West Area
Executive Assistant to Director
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