The BUS DRIVERS of PIKE COUNTY go that “EXTRA MILE” to insure that the most precious cargo, OUR CHILDREN, are transported to and from school and school activities safely each day. Student transportation is not an auxiliary service, but a FRONT-LINE support system for STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS. Our drivers are required to attend safety meetings throughout the year, as well as they are required to pass a physical examination each year and are subject to random drug testing. Our 52 buses travel carrying approximately 1700 students per day. Our buses travel over 500,000 miles yearly to provide safe transportation to and from school, on field trips, and for extracurricular events.
In order for our students to have the safest ride possible, the drivers diligently work making sure that the students arrive at their destination safely. The students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner on the bus without distracting the driver. The parents should have the students at the bus stop at least 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled time for the bus to arrive. Morning routes begin each morning with the first pick up being at 6:30 a.m. The afternoon routes coincide with the schools dismissal times. We strive to provide the best communication with our parents and community regarding specific bus information such as location of stops, bus numbers and pick up/delivery times. Our community must help by being patient at bus stops and obeying all flashing lights and working with their children on adhering to bus rules and behavior policies.
NOTE: Bus Transportation is NOT provided for Pike County Alternative Program (PCAP) students. They will need to be brought to school via private transportation.
From October 23-November 12, 2019 the Pike County Transportation Department will be conducting our Fall School Bus Evacuation Drills. Your child's bus driver will send home a note to advise you when their bus will be doing it's drill. These drills will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete on the set day so students will get home a few minutes later.
The following dates have been assigned to the buses:
10/23/2019 PS/ES 04-49 & 10-62 MS/HS 10-66 and 14-3
10/24/2019 PS/ES 14-3 & 16-12 MS/HS 06-52 and 18-14
10/25/2019 PS/ES 18-16 and 06-71 MS/HS 04-48 and 06-75
10/28/2019 PS/ES 10-64 and 10-65 MS/HS 15-5 and 06-74
10/29/2019 PS/ES 08-56 and 16-6 MS/HS 06-76 and 12-67
10/30/2019 PS/ES 06-77 and 06-73 MS/HS 10-61 and 06-78
11/1/2019 PS/ES 18-15 and 17-13 MS/HS 06-79 and 08-80
11/5/2019 PS/ES 16-8 and 06-72 MS/HS 09-59 and 10-63
11/6/2019 PS/ES 15-4 and 16-10 MS/HS 18-17 and 16-11
11/7/2019 MS/HS 19-19 and 13-1
11/8/2019 MS/HS 16-9
Rain dates will be 11/7/2019, 11/8/2019, and 11/12/2019 for PS/MS buses
Rain dates will be 11/8/2019, 11/12/2019, 11/13/2019, and 11/18/2019 for MS/HS buses
If you have any questions please call the Transportation Department at 770-567-8992
Thank you for your help and understanding as we complete these drills.
Ms. Jessie Harmon
2019-2020 Pike County Bus Driver of the Year
Please take into consideration when scheduling field trips that on Fridays we do not take trips into Atlanta due to traffic.