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.
The Pike County Schools Transportation Department is in need of bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year. If you currently hold a CDL with a "P" and "S" endorsement please go online at www.pike.k12.ga.us and fill out an application. If you are interested in being a bus driver but, don't currently hold a CDL you can stop by the bus shop at 111 Adams St and pick up a DDS study guide to study and take the DDS at GSP.
Please take into consideration when scheduling field trips that on Fridays we do not take trips into Atlanta due to traffic.