TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

311 Bear Country Boulevard
Warner Robins, GA  31088
Phone: 478-329-2218  Fax: 478-988-6329
Tom Walmer
Director of Transportation

 

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Please check back regularly as routes are changed daily to ensure routes are running safely and efficiently!  

 

If your child is new to the district or new to riding the bus, please call 478-329-2218 to ensure a bus stop is already established near your home.

 

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Eligibility for Transportation

Under regular operating conditions, only bonafide students of the Houston County School System are eligible for school bus transportation. School bus drivers will deny admittance onto the school bus of any individual who does not have prior approval of the Superintendent of Schools or a delegate.

Each student eligible for school bus transportation shall be assigned to a particular bus route and shall ride the bus assigned to that route unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent or designee.

Students riding buses shall live a minimum of one and one-half miles from the school they attend; however, under certain conditions, the Board may make an exception to this rule (children with various disabilities, etc.). All exceptions are handled on the merits of the individual case. Students who are attending schools outside of their zones of residence are denied school bus transportation.

Transporting Safely for the 2020-2021 School Year

What families can expect from the District and schools regarding transporting students:

  • Students and transportation staff members are required to wear face coverings while on the school bus.
  • Bus riders will have assigned seats.
  • No temperature checks of students will be required before boarding the bus.
  • Each bus will be provided with hand sanitizer, paper towels, disposable gloves, tissues, and disinfectant cleanser. The drivers and monitors will follow a schedule to clean and sanitize the buses regularly.
  • Students will only be allowed to ride their assigned bus.   
  • Field trips, Community Based Instruction trips, and non-essential transportation are suspended. 
  • Bus and car rider lanes will be marked with social distancing reminders.
  • Staff members will be at bus and car rider lanes, reminding students to social distance.
  • Paths to enter and exit the building will be marked.
  • Hallways will be marked with clear pathways to the bus ramp and car lanes.

    o    Buses: Student arrival and dismissal will be staggered to allow for social distancing.

    o    Car Riders: Students will line up to allow for social distancing under the supervision of staff.

    o    Walkers: Students will be dismissed at the designated time and reminded about social distancing as they exit the building.  Parents who meet their student at the school should not be near the car/bus dismissal area and should practice social distancing.

    o    Walk Ups: Parents shall not enter the building. Students must exit the building to meet a parent after being dismissed by an adult. 

    o    After School Program: Students will be called to the front to meet their parent for dismissal.

    What families can do to support the transporting of students:

    • When possible, transport your child to and from school.
    • Screen your child daily prior to coming to school. Keep your child home if they are sick or exhibiting symptoms.
    • Do not enter the building when dropping off or picking up your child.

Links and Helpful Information

School Bus Safety
Now Hiring Bus Drivers
Meet our Transportation Staff

Mr. Thomas Walmer
Director of Transportation
478-329-2218  
Ext. 3579

Mrs. Brianna Howard
Transportation Secretary
478-329-2218  
Ext. 3565

Mrs. Nancy M. Bernard
Coordinator, 3rd Party Tester, Trainer
478-329-2218, Ext. 3567

Mr. Timothy Combs
Special Needs Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3576

Mr. Craig Fowler
Route Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3570

Mr. Michael J. Hall
Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3577

Mr. Avery Hynes
Route Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3571

Mrs. Callie Johnston
Fleet Secretary
478-329-2218
Ext. 3573

Ms. Wanda Lane
Transportation Dispatcher
478-329-2218
Ext. 3568

Ms. Marty Riley
Special Needs Secretary
478-329-2218
Ext. 3574

Ms. Tracy Schaneberg
Payroll Secretary
479-329-2218
Ext. 3578

Mrs. Kelly Simpson
Transportation Dispatcher
478-988-6200
Ext. 3569

Mrs. Lisa M. Thompson
Route Specialist
478-329-2218
Ext. 3566

Mr. John Tignor
Route Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3575

Mr. Stephen Ulmer
Fleet Manager
478-329-2218
Ext. 3572