School News: School bus routes set

Warren Collins, left, transportation supervisor, and mechanic JEffrey Kilby are part of the team to get students to and from school. Staff Photo/Jan Clatterbuck.

Rappahannock County Public Schools have released the list of school bus routes for the 2010-2011 school year.

The new school year begins Tuesday, Aug. 24. Students are urged to be at their pickup points at least 15 minutes early the first day of school. Some bus numbers and route descriptions have been altered from last year so be alert for these changes.

Any bus route questions should be directed to Warren Collins, transportation supervisor, at 540-987-8591.

Overcrowding or safety concerns may necessitate further route changes. It is suggested that parents of new or very young students have them ride the bus to school the first morning, rather than driving them to school, so that they will know which bus to get on in the afternoon.

The bus routes are as follows:

Bus 1 – Chris Keyser, driver. Old Hollow/Sperryville. Start 7:05 a.m. Rt. 600 in Sperryville (Thornton Gap Rd, left on 671, to straight on 600, left on 653 (Sycamore Ridge), turnaround at Rt. 612 Hull School, Rt. 653 to 600, straight on Rt. 612 (Old Hollow Rd.), right on Atkins Rd. to turnaround, right on 211 to turnaround @Hearthstone School, right on Main St., left to Rt. 211, right on 211 to School (no pickups). PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 4 – Charles Jenkins, driver. Gid Brown / Harris Hollow/Town of Washington. Start on Route 622 from Rt. 211 at approximately 7 a.m.; left on 614 to turnaround, pick up on 614 to left on 623; Left on Rt. 622; left on Rt. 625 to turnaround; left on Rt. 622; left on Rt. 624 to turnaround; left on Rt. 622; Right on Main Street; right on Piedmont Street, one mile to turnaround. Right on Main Street. Right on 211 to high school. PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 5 – Barbara Gore, driver. Rock Mills Area. Start at approximately 7:10 at Rock Mills heading east on Route 622; right on Route 729; right on Route 618; right on Route 619; right on Route 626; left on Route 622, right on Route 621 Hunters Road; right on Grandview Ave. 1 mile to turnaround; left on 621 Hunters Road; right on 622 Rock Mills Rd. and pickup to Route 211. PM route – same as AM (Except go to Grandview/Hunters Road before rest of route).

Bus 6 – Bertha Jacobs, driver. Viewtown Amissville area. Start approximately 7:05 @ Jacobs Ladder La. and Rt 642 (Viewtown Rd) toward Viewtown. Left on Rt 646 to turn around. Right on Rt 642 . Right on Rt 611 to turn around. Right on Rt 642 (pick up right side only). Turn around @ Hackleys Store. Pick up on Rt 642 to Right on Rt 611 (Seven Ponds Rd), Pick up to Rt 211. Left on Rt 211, no pickups to school. PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 8 – Charlotte Turnmeyer, driver. Huntly and Flint Hill area. Starts at approximately 7:05 a.m. on Jericho Rd. 1.5 miles from 522. left on Route 522 (no pick ups); right on Route 630 to turnaround; right on Route 628; Right on Route 663 about 1 mile to turnaround; right on Route 628; left on Route 659; Right on Route 641; left on Aileen Rd., right on Route 522, right on Rt. 211 and pick up to Mt. Salem Rd. PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 9 – Eddie Gore, driver. Chester Gap. Start at approximately 7:20 on Chester Gap. Proceed up Chester Gap mountain past the store to the turnaround at the top. No pickups going up mountain, pickup coming down mountain only. PM route – same as AM.

Bus 11– James Jacobs, driver. Castleton area. Start approximately 7:05 @ intersection of Rt. 642 and Dodson Rd toward Viewtown. Left on Rt 640 to turn around, left on Rt. 640 Forrest Grove Rd. left (go south) on Route 729; right on Route 615, right on Rt. 649, left on Rt. 618, straight on Rt. 617, straight on Rt. 616 to turnaround, right on Rt. 617, right on Rt. 615 to turnaround, left on Rt. 617, right on Rt. 617, left on Route 618, right on Rt. 626 with pickups to Lizzie Mills Rd., left on Rt. 622 (no pickups), left on Rt. 211 (no pickups) to school. PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 12 – Mike Taubenberger, driver. Ben Venue/Fodderstack/ Tiger Valley. Start at approximately 7:05. on Rt. 729 from Ben Venue toward Flint Hill; right on Rt. 522 (no pickups); left on Rt. 641 Fodderstack Rd., right on Rt. 659(no pickups). Then left on Rt 628. left on Rt 628; right on Fodderstack to Little Washington; left on Wheeler, Right on Gay St., left on Mt. Salem, go across Rt. 211 onto Tiger Valley Rd., left on 668 to turnaround, left on Tiger Valley Rd., 3 miles to turnaround, right on 668 to turnaround; left on Rt. 211, pickup to high school including CCLC. PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 13 – Robin Frye, driver. Amissville area. Start at approximately 7 a.m. on Route 211 at Hillsdale Store pickup up to Route 729; right on Route 729, left on Rt 729., left on 640 N; right on Route 211 pick up to crossover at Hackleys Store. Pickup on Route 211 to Rt 729. PM Route same as AM.

Bus 15 – Ginger Estes, driver. Chester Gap. Start at approximately 7:15, on Route 522 North starting at intersection with Route 632 and pick up on right side up to top of mountain. Turn left on Route 610; pickup to store; turn on Route 670, go to Chester Gap Fire Department parking lot; left on Route 660, pickup; continue on to end of Route 610. The right on Route 522 and pick up on right side of road down the mountain to Route 632. No pickups rest of way to school. PM route – Same as AM.

Bus 17 – David Davis, driver. Castleton. Start at approximately 7:15. West on Rt. 626 @ intersection w/618, pickups to Rt. 522, Right on Rt. 522 to 211 East (no pickups). PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 19 – Charles Racer, driver. Slate Mills. Start at approximately 7:10 on Route 605; continue on 707 to intersection with Route 231 turnaround heading toward Slate Mills; Left on Rt. 604; Left on Route 522 and pickup up starting in Woodville up to Rt. 620. PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 21 – Tom Pendleton, driver. Scrabble / Woodville. Start at approximately 7:15 from Scrabble on Route 522 south and pickup up to county line; left on Route 650; right on Route 615 about 1 mile to turnaround; left on Route 650 (no pickups); right on Route 522 and pickup on Route 522 from county line up to (but not including) Woodville; left on 618 to turnaround. Left on 522 (no pickups); right on Route 621; Right on Route 620 to turnaround; pickup up to Route 522. Right on 522 and pickup to Rt. 231; continue Rt. 522 (no pickups) to school. PM Route – Reverse AM.

Bus 22 – Jack Jenkins, driver. Rappahannock Lakes/Flint Hill. Start at approximately 7 a.m. from Flint Hill on Rt. 647 East (Crest Hill Rd.) to turnaround at the county line; left on Rt. 637 (South Poes Rd). Then left on Rt. 645 East (Hackley’s Mill Rd.) to Rappahannock Lakes. Turn around at Lake Drive. Travel back on Rt. 645 West (Hackley’s Mill Rd.). Go left on Rt. 637 South (South Poes Rd.), right on Rt. 211 West to High School. PM Route – Same as AM.

Bus 23 – Phyllis Poore, driver. Amissville. Start at approximately 7 a.m. Route 211 and Rt. 729 toward Amissville, pick up to Rt 640. Right on 730 to turnaround, right on 211, left on Rt. 613, Left on 669 to turnaround, Right on 613, Right on 211. Pick up to Rt 642. Right on Rt 643 to turn around. Right on Rt. 211, (no pickups) to school. PM Route – Same as AM.

Bus 26 – Kathy Smoot, driver. Huntly / Flint Hill. Start at approximately 7:04 heading north on Route 522 with first pickup on right just at intersection with Route 641; pick up from there to right on Route 662 (Little Long Mountain Road) about 2 miles to turnaround; right on Route 522; Right on Route 635 (Hume Rd.) about 1/8 mile to turnaround; right on Route 522 (no pickups); left on Chester Gap Cir.; right on Route 522 (no pickups on Rt. 522 until Huntly) Right on Route 677 (Mountain View Rd.) about ½ mile to turnaround. Right on Route 522 and pickup to Massie’s Corner. PM Route – Same as AM.

Bus 27 – Christine Timbers, driver. FT Valley/Jenkins Hollow Area. Start at approximately 7 a.m. at next driveway past Sharp Rock Farm to turnaround at Rt. 646, left on Rt. 601, left on Rt. 231, left on Rt. 681 to turnaround, left on Rt. 231, Right on Rt. 621 (Yancey Rd.) to turnaround, right on Rt. 231, left on 608 to turnaround at Rt. 600, left on Rt. 231, left on Rt. 522, right on Water St., right on Rt. 211 pickups to schools. PM Route – Reverse AM.

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