Each year, nearly half of the state’s 750,000 students ride a school bus to or from school. Since the 1950s, South Carolina has owned, fueled, and maintained the fleet of school buses that transport students to and from its public schools. Currently, the state utilizes 5,600 school buses. Each day nearly 1,600 students are transported on Spartanburg School District Four buses to our schools, RD Anderson Applied Technology Center, the Spartanburg County Alternative School, and to satellite campuses. Spartanburg School District Four is the largest district in Spartanburg County geographically and our buses travel over 1,500 miles each day.
Transportation plays a vital role in Spartanburg County School District Four. The Transportation Department’s main objective is to transport your children to and from school safely, efficiently, and in a timely manner.
New Bus Update
Spartanburg Four operates twenty-four state buses, four activity buses, and two minibuses. Two new 77 passenger buses equipped with stop arm, turn and backup cameras, Mobileye 630 lane assist, and an electronic emergency brake switch were added to the fleet last year. All regular route buses are now equipped with air conditioning.
2023-2024 School Year
All students must have a completed and approved bus form on file prior to riding the bus. Parents are strongly encouraged to complete bus forms online in PowerSchool Parent Portal prior to registration on August 1st to ensure that transportation needs are met in a timely and efficient manner. Bus drivers will notify parents about stop locations and times on August 10th and 11th.
Traversa Ride 360™
Spartanburg Four has been using new routing software for the past two years that has allowed routes to be more efficient and provides more accurate details of individual routes and route modifications. Parents and students are also able to access their bus stop location, route, pick-up and drop-off times via the Traversa Ride 360™ mobile app or website. To sign-up, scan the QR code or use the web address below:
Notification of Delays
Occasionally, bus delays may occur due to driver illness, mechanical problems, etc. To aid parents in obtaining information concerning interruptions in bus schedules, the district has implemented an automated calling service. A message will inform you of any delays. To receive these messages, phone numbers must be updated with the school office.
Parents should contact Bryan Ard, Director of Transportation, at (864) 476-3158 to discuss transportation issues or concerns. Parents should not contact bus drivers directly.
Education starts with a bus ride!