Barrow County School System
The Barrow County Schools Transportation Department makes
available school bus service for more than 13,200 students enrolled
in Barrow County Schools who reside in the school district of the
school they are attending. School transportation is provided in
conformance with pupil transportation policies and procedures
established by the State Board of Education and the Barrow County
Board of Education.
The school system operates over 160 buses serving more than 266 routes and covering more than 3.7 million miles in one year. Most drivers have an elementary school route and middle, high school route. Some drivers, such as our Special Needs drivers, may serve several different schools in both their morning and afternoon routes.
How Do I Become A Bus Driver?
We are always looking for qualified individuals to train to become school bus drivers. We frequently offer training classes to obtain your Commercial Driver's License.
If you are interested in joining a dynamic team, please visit our Employment Opportunities page.
In the event that you have any additional questions please contact our transportation office at 770-867-2783.
Bus Rules and Conduct: Please read more about bus rules and conduct, click here.
School transportation is a privilege and to maintain this privilege, a student must abide by established bus conduct rules. A pupil's transportation privilege may be suspended or revoked if conduct creates a disruption or safety hazard on the school bus. The principal or his/her designee handles all disciplinary action taken for misconduct on the school bus.
Only authorized personnel are allowed aboard a school bus. Authorized personnel include the driver, transportation department employees, pupils, approved school system personnel, chaperons, and law enforcement officers.
Written authorization from a parent, with the signature of a local school administrator must be presented to the bus driver in order for a student to leave the school bus at any stop other than his/her regular stop.
On occasion a pupil may ride on a bus that they are not regularly assigned if there is space available and the pupil has written authorization from a parent signed by a local school administrator.
If your child misses the school bus they should call their parents. They should never chase the bus for safety reasons.
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The Barrow County School System is a Charter System and Pre-K-12 Research District