• Transportation

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    The McDowell Universal Pre-K Program offers transportation, when possible for families. Your child’s safety is our priority each and every day. We need your help in partnering with our program to keep all children safe. Please ensure you understand our transportation procedures and review the procedures with your child. Should you have any questions in regards to transportation please feel free to contact us.




    Adam Grygiel, McDowell County Schools Transportation Director  304-436-6142  agrygiel@k12.wv.us


    Larry Perkins, Coalfield CAP Head Start Transportation Director  304-656-7076  lperkins@coalfieldcap.org


    • The parent or the designated adult (listed on the emergency contact form) is to be with the child at the bus stop both in the morning to put the child on the bus and in the evening to get the child off of the bus.

    • It is important for the staff to know whether or not your child is coming to school. If your child is going to be absent, please call the site no later than 8:30am to let the teacher know your child will not be in school that day.

    • If there is a change in pick-up or delivery of your child, written notice must be given to the driver/teacher one day in advance.

    • Repeated problems with drop-off times or pick-up times may result in a conference with the teacher and/or administrator.

    • For safety, no toys, open food or drink, animals, weapons, or glass containers are allowed on the bus.

    • We ask you to consider not sending a book bag to school with your child. Each year dozens of children are injured with book bag related accidents involving buses. Federal regulations require that baggage and other items must be properly stored and secured while children are on the bus. It is extremely difficult to secure backpacks, etc. on the school bus.

    • If you bring your child to the school in the morning, you must walk your child into the school/site no earlier than the time posted for each school.