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Transportation Services

The Bulloch County Board of Education's Transportation Department provides approximately 5,400 students with service to and from 16 schools. The mission of the Transportation Department is to safely transport students to school each morning in a frame of mind ready to learn and then return them home safely each afternoon.

 

Bus stops are assigned through a software program to the nearest practical route. Stops are designated by the Transportation Department and are placed at specific locations based on the distance to the next stop and safety of the location. The bus driver can not change the location of the stop. Any changes to the location of the stop or requests for a stop to be added must go through the Transportation Department first. Bus service for students with special needs is provided according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP). No out-of-zone transportation is provided for any reason.

News

7/17/18

Picture of Mill Creek Elementary SchoolDistrict balances school capacity

to prevent overcrowding 


Bulloch County Schools has changed the bus routes (Transportation Zone) for some Mill Creek Elementary School students. The change will take effect on Aug. 1, the first day of school. The change is necessary to balance student capacity at the district's city elementary schools and prevent overcrowding at MCES. This does not change the school attendance zone for MCES or the other schools.

 

The school system has contacted the affected families by mail. Students living in the specific affected areas, who ride the bus to school, will now attend either Sallie Zetterower Elementary or Mattie Lively Elementary based on their street address. A list of these areas  was provided to the families and is included below. 

 

An attendance zone determines the school a child will attend based on the address of the home where he/she lives. A transportation zone is the bus routes and buses which serve the area around a home. These can be changed more easily and can more quickly compensate for population spikes in an attendance zone.  SZES’s and MLES’s faculty are ready to welcome Mill Creek Elementary families and make them feel at home at their new school. 

 

Why is a transportation zone change necessary?

MCES, with its current student enrollment of 725 students, is at 96 percent of its maximum student capacity of 756 students; therefore, the school is not able to support expected student growth for the 2018-2019 school year.  SZES has 714 students, which is only 75 percent of its available capacity of 908 students. MLES has 624 students, which is only 66 percent of its available capacity of 945 students. Since our newer schools were built with excess capacity to accommodate growth, it is necessary to move some students. This will alleviate overcrowding at MCES and balance capacity.

 

Does this affect MCES’s recently registered prekindergarten students?

If your child is registered to attend Mill Creek Elementary for Pre-kindergarten, your child can remain at MCES for Pre-K.  If you live on one of the affected streets, and your Pre-K student needs bus transportation, please contact our Transportation Department at 912.212.8640.

 

If I do not want my child to move to SZES or MLES, can he/she remain at MCES?

Yes, if your child currently rides a bus and you live in the affected area but wish for your child to remain at MCES, you can keep them there but you will have to provide transportation for your child to school.  The school system will not be able to provide bus services for you.  If you choose to remain at MCES and forego any bus services, please contact MCES to make them aware.

 

My child receives ESOL or student support services at school.  Will this change if we move?

No. We meet the academic, support and language needs of students throughout our school system. We will continue to meet your child’s specific needs to help make him/her successful in school.

 

What are the affected areas, and where will my child attend school if we live in one of the affected areas?

 

If your child is a MCES student, you live on one of these streets, and you need bus transportation, you will now be transported to Sallie Zetterower Elementary for school. You can attend SZES's Open House on July 30.  

 

Edgewater Court

Lakeshore Court

Peg Wen Boulevard

Teresa Drive

Sherwood Court

Bel Air Drive

Thunderbird street

Camero Court

100-132 Beasley road

Cindy Lane

Cindy Lane Mobile Home Park

Meadowlark Circle

Cardinal Drive

W. Mockingbird Lane

E. Mockingbird Lane

 

If your child is a MCES student or a LCMS student, you live on one of these streets, and you need bus transportation, your child will now be transported to either Mattie Lively Elementary or William James Middle School for school. You will attend these schools' Open House events on July 30.

 

66 Packinghouse Road

61 Packinghouse Road

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5/16/16

Bulloch County Schools' Transportation Department is seeking bus drivers for the 2016-17 school year which begins August 1. Interested applicants should apply at the Transportation Department's offices at 219 Simons Road in Statesboro. 

 

The school system regularly trains applicants and its existing driving force. The following upcoming classes are being offered for interested applicants: CDL Prep Class, May 25 - 27, 9 a.m. - 12 noon; and Bus Training Class, June 6-10, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pm.

 

Contact the Bulloch County Schools Transportation Department at 912-212-8645 for more information.

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8/22/12

First LadyGeorgia First Lady Sandra Deal made a stop at Langston Chapel Elementary School Tuesday morning as part of a statewide tour to launch the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s (GOHS) “Stop Means Stop” Bus Safety Program.   “We train drivers, and we train students, but we must train the public about bus safety too,” the First Lady said.

She’s referring to the alarming level of Georgia motorists who are violating traffic laws regarding stopped school buses.  Students are safe on the bus, but are vulnerable when entering and exiting the bus. 

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Key Contacts

Office Location: 219 Simons Road Statesboro, Georgia

(off U.S. Highway 80 West, just before William James Middle School).

Paul Webb, Chief Operations Officer

ptwebb@bullochschools.org

912.212.8640

Margaret Hill

Administrative Assistant

mbhill@bullochschools.org

912.212.8640

Janet Tanner

Transportation Supervisor

jtanner@bullochschools.org

912.212.8640

Gil Riggs

Transportation Assistant

griggs@bullochschools.org

912.212.8640