Following state guidance, Culpeper County Public Schools utilizes walk zones. These zones may extend to around a quarter of a mile from the school's property. Schools that have walk zones include: Culpeper High School, Culpeper Middle School, Sycamore Park Elementary School, Farmington Elementary School, and Yowell Elementary School. Though state guidance allows up to a mile for elementary and a mile and half for secondary, Culpeper Transportation has worked to identify areas where students can transit safely and quickly to school. In addition, we have invested in paving some pathways with security to include additional lighting, cameras, and physical security during arrival and dismissal times. Please encourage your student to dress appropriately for the weather.
CCPS does not assess all possible routes within the walk zone. We also do not supervise every route a student may select to take, or guarantee the safety. However, Culpeper Transportation will review walking routes for unusual hazards upon request and will collaborate with local organizations and HOA's in the development of pedestrian and biking route enhancements where appropriate.
Walking to the Bus Stop
In addition, students who are assigned a bus may be required to walk up to a quarter of a mile or more to the bus stop depending on their location. Private driveways and unusual pick up locations are an example of this. In order to improve efficiency, CCPS transportation utilizes community or common bus stops wherever practical.