District Purpose/Mission: To graduate college and career ready students
District Direction/Vision: Learning Today-Leading Tomorrow!
Phillip Bakon, Director
The mission of the Transportation Department is to provide safe, reliable and professional services for our students.
Bus Stop Safety
Safety at the bus stop is an integral part of your students ride to school and back home. In the 2009-2010 & 2010-2011 school years Georgia had seven (7) fatalities, five (5) serious injuries, and four (4) near misses when students were getting on and off the school bus. With this in mind the Georgia Department of Education has developed a structured curriculum that will be taught at the K-8 level. A link is provided below that gives an overview of this curriculum. Please feel free to read and share with your children as this will assist us in the education on Bus Stop Safety.
GA Dept of Education - Safety Curriculum & School Bus Safety
Parents are responsible for the safety and supervision of their
children from the time the children leave home in the morning
until they board the bus, and at the end of the day from the
time their children depart the bus until they arrive home.
Insure that your child arrives at the designated bus stop 5-10
minutes before the bus arrives
Talk about bus safety with your child.
- Be early! Arrive at least five minutes ahead of time.
- Wait for the bus in an orderly manner.
- Wait for the driver's signal before crossing the street.
- Cross the street at least ten feet in front of the bus.
- Never walk behind or crawl under a school bus.
- Never go back to the bus for anything you may have
dropped or left behind.
- Never run to or from the bus.
- Put electronic devices away while loading and unloading
- Remove or secure drawstrings, straps, and the like, or
any piece of clothing or accessory (book bag, etc.) that
could get caught in the bus door or hand rails.
- Always obey the driver.
- Stay in your seat.
- Keep your hands, arms, and head inside the bus.
Be on the look out for children. They can appear suddenly
and without notice out from behind stopped school buses.
Please obey the posted speed limit in school zones.
Children may be present in the area at any time, but are
especially present when the lights on the school zone
sign are flashing.
When the yellow warning lights on the bus flash, this
lets motorists know that the bus will be stopping to
load or unload students. Please slow down and
prepare to stop instead of speeding up to pass the bus.
Services provided by Durham School Services
Durham Transportation Contacts:
Tiffany Lopez, Dispatcher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peach County School District Contacts:
Keisha Baldwin, Administrative Assistant of Transportation
Ben Maddox, Director of Operations
1088 Tulip Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
(478) 825-5933 ext. 1608