1699 US 129 South
Bell, FL 32619
(352) 463-3230 • FAX (352) 463-3423
The Gilchrist County School Board Transportation Department is committed to providing safe and efficient transportation to the District's students. Currently we have 29 full-time routes that provide transportation for approximately 1,500 students.
The bus fleet is equipped with a two-way radio system that allows drivers to contact the schools, Bus Garage or the Sheriff's Department any time while traveling within the District's boundaries. While on field trips outside of the county the drivers are provided with cellular phones that can be used for emergency situations. In addition to the communication systems, all route buses are equipped with video monitoring cameras to ensure uniform discipline and safety for all children while on buses.
New students should first contact the school that serves their area and complete the registration forms. Once the appropriate forms have been completed the school will contact the Transportation Department for route and stop assignment. The bus driver, bus number and the times for pick-up and drop-off will be assigned and forwarded to the school.
The routes are designed to maximize safety and to minimize riding time for students. In designing routes the following criteria and guidelines are used:
• Safety concerns or issues.
• Distance from school.
• State, county or private maintained road.
• Distance between stops.
• Additional mileage to route.