Interested in Becoming a Perquimans County School Bus Driver?
In order to become a School Bus Driver in North Carolina, an individual needs to be at least 18 years old, have at least six months of driving experience, have a current School Bus Driver's Certificate (Pocket Card) and hold a CDL with "P" and "S" endorsements.
To obtain a School Bus Driver's Certificate (Pocket Card) with appropriate endorsements, an individual must have a good driving record, attend a 3 Day Bus Driver Training Class, pass all tests, pass a drug test, obtain a DOT Physical & CDL Permit, then train 4 days behind the wheel of a School Bus and pass a skills test at the end of the training.
If you are interested in taking a Bus Driver Training Class, please click the link below to fill out your contact information so we can call you when a class comes available.
New & Alternate Transportation Change Forms
If your child needs to be added to a bus or needs a permanent bus stop change, please complete the form linked below & return it to your child's school no later than 10:00 am the Monday of the week the change needs to begin. (Copies of this form can also be obtained from your child's school.)
September 26, 2022 Optional Teacher Workday
September 27-October 3, 2022 Annual Student Bus Rider Count
October 17-21, 2022 National School Bus Safety Week
October 20, 2022 Required Teacher Workday
October 21, 2022 Optional Teacher Workday
Perquimans County Children's Festival and Safety Day 2019
Perquimans County Schools Transportation Department sponsored a School Bus Safety Booth at the Children's Festival and Safety Day held at the Perquimans County Recreation Department, April 27, 2019. Approximately 200 Bus Safety Booklets, Bookmarks and Pencils were handed out to event attendees. Young and old alike were also invited to climb aboard the school bus we had on site. It was a great day for all who attended!
2019 Annual School Bus Roadeo
Perquimans County Schools Bus Drivers & Substitutes competed in their Annual School Bus Roadeo, April 12, 2019. Drivers maneuvered a full sized yellow school bus through an obstacle course set up by School Bus Driver Trainers. At each obstacle, participants were scored based on how well they completed the obstacle. Scores were tallied and First, Second and Third Place Winners were honored at the luncheon that followed the event.
This year's winners are: First Place-Ebony Reid; Second Place-Frances Jordan; Third Place-Johnetta Downing.
Love the Bus Week 2019
February 11 - 15, 2019, Perquimans County Schools honored their School Bus Drivers, Monitors and Substitutes as a part of Love the Bus Week activities. Each school honored their Drivers, Monitors and Substitutes with encouraging words, food and gifts. Thursday, February 14th, School Administrators invited their drivers to a special buffet breakfast at Captain Bob's in honor of their hard work and dedication in transporting our students to and from school safely. That afternoon, the Perquimans County Schools Transportation Department held a Cake and Ice Cream Social in honor of their drivers, monitors and substitutes.
2018-2019 Bus Driver Orientation
Perquimans County Schools Transportation Department welcomed Bus Drivers, Monitors and Substitutes "Back to School", August 16, 2018 for their Annual Transportation Orientation & Safety Training. All in attendance were welcomed by Transportation Director, Jeffery Miller, Assistant Superintendent, James Bunch and Superintendent, Matthew Cheeseman. The group participated in sessions led by David Watts, DEPS, School Bus & Traffic Safety-NCDMV; Jeffery Miller, Transportation Director; Julie Williams, TIMS Coordinator/Cost Clerk; and Jim Davison, Maintenance Director.
Driver & Monitor Honored
At the July 2018 Board Meeting, Debbie Jean Whedbee and Yvonne Lane were honored for their many years of service with Perquimans County Schools Transportation Department. Both ladies retired at the end of the 2017-2018 School year and will be greatly missed. (Ms. Yvonne Lane pictured with Transportation Director, Jeffery Miller; Ms.Debbie Jean Whedbee was unable to attend)
Drivers, Monitors & Substitutes Honored
Several of our outstanding personnel were honored at the April 23, 2018 Board Meeting by Transportation Director, Jeffery Miller. One driver from each school, one EC bus driver and monitor, and one substitute were given honors for outstanding performance, dedication and safety during their tenure with Perquimans County Schools. Honorees were: Mary Williams (Perquimans Central School), Lillie White (Hertford Grammar School), Shirley Foreman (Perquimans Middle School), Janice Butts (Perquimans High School), Diana Moore (EC Bus Driver, All Schools), Danita Whidbee (EC Bus Monitor, All Schools), and Johnetta Banks (Substitute).
2018 Perquimans County Schools Annual Bus Roadeo
Perquimans County Schools' Bus Drivers and Substitutes participated in their Annual Bus Roadeo, April 11, 2018. Drivers had to maneuver a school bus through an obstacle course set up in our Bus Lot by our area School Bus Driver Trainers. Drivers were judged at each obstacle and points were tallied in order to rank the drivers by their performance throughout the course.
This year's top three winners are as follows: First Place - Frances Jordan (HGS), Second Place - Beverly Mercer (PCMS), Third Place - Ebony Reid (HGS)
Our first place winner, Frances Jordan, will travel to Nash Central High School in Rocky Mount, NC, May 11, 2018 to compete in the District School Bus Roadeo.
Love the Bus 2018
Perquimans County Schools celebrated their hard working Bus Drivers, Monitors and Substitutes during Love the Bus Week, February 12-16, 2018. Schools honored their drivers in various ways to show their appreciation for safely transporting their students to and from school each day. The Transportation Department held a Love the Bus Cake and Ice Cream Social for Bus Drivers, Monitors and Substitutes February 14, 2018.
Bus Driver Orientation
Bus Drivers, Monitors and Substitutes gathered August 16, 2017 for their Annual Transportation Orientation Meeting. Drivers were welcomed by Superintendent Cheeseman and Transportation Director Jeffery Miller. Drivers enjoyed a light breakfast before splitting into Breakout Sessions with NCDMV School Bus & Traffic Safety DEPS, David Watts and Transportation Director Jeffery Miller. Drivers also had a chance to listen and participate in presentations by Finance Director, Candy Tilley, Human Resources Director, Oliver Holley and Maintenance Director, Jim Davison.
Bus Driver Safety Training
Perquimans County Schools Transportation Department applied for and received an additional allotment of funds from NCDPI Transportation Services to fund Staff Development for Bus Drivers, Monitors and Substitutes. These funds helped provide a half day Safety Training session with Mr. David Watts, Driver Education Program Specialist, and Mr. Jeffery Miller, Transportation Director, May 9, 2017.
2017 Perquimans County Schools Local School Bus Roadeo
Perquimans County Schools Transportation Department held its Annual School Bus Roadeo, April 11, 2017. Drivers took turns maneuvering a school bus through an obstacle course set up in our Bus Lot by our area School Bus Driver Trainers.
This year's top three winners are as follows: First Place - Johnetta Banks, Second Place - Timothy Jordan, Third Place - Beverly Mercer.
It was a close contest this year as drivers scores were within just a few points of each other. Out of 19 drivers who participated, there was only 30 points separating 4th through 10th place winners. The following drivers were recognized at the April 24th Board of Education Meeting held at Perquimans County Middle School: First Place - Johnetta Downing, Second Place - Timothy Jordan, Third Place - Beverly Mercer, Fourth Place - Ebony Reid, Fifth Place - Debbie Jean Whedbee, Sixth Place - Satoria Parker, Seventh Place - Frances Jordan, Eighth Place - Mary Flemming, Ninth Place - Aaron Burke, Tenth Place - Devin Mallory (not pictured: Timothy Jordan and Ebony Reid).
2017 District Bus Roadeo
DMV District 3 held their District School Bus Roadeo at Nash Central High School in Nashville, NC, May 12, 2017. As the first place winner of Perquimans County Schools local School Bus Roadeo, Johnetta Banks competed against the top drivers from our district for the second year in a row. Ms. Banks represented her county well!
Perquimans County Schools Transportation Department celebrates their Bus Drivers, Monitors and Substitutes during Love the Bus Week with a Cake and Ice Cream Social
Love the Bus & Driver Appreciation Week, February 13-17, 2017
Perquimans County Schools will observe Love the Bus & Driver Appreciation Week, February 13-17, 2017. Join us throughout the week in recognizing our Bus Drivers for all that they do as they transport our most precious resources to and from School each day! Schools are planning special treats for our drivers throughout the week. Individuals are welcome to participate as well! Contact your child's school for ways you can honor our Drivers!
Bus Driver Recognition
Perquimans County Schools Board of Education recently recognized Denise Taylor and Ethel White for their years of service and dedication to the safe and efficient Transportation of Perquimans County Schools students.