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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
School Bus
Photo by Lisa Leavell
Honorable Mention in School Bus Fleet’s Sixth Edition photo contest

Resources

Bus Safety Partnership Form
Bus Safety Partnership Form (Español)
Emergency Contact Form
Emergency Contact Form (Español)

District Attendance Zone Map

Bus Stop Arm Safety Program

Bell Schedules

Contacts

Day/Night Dispatch
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 111/112

Doug Quarles
Bus Shop Supervisor
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 107

Lisa Leavell
Administrative Assistant
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 100

Meka Sterling
Operations Supervisor
(Special Needs/Homeless Liaison)
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 101

Kimberly Gunter
Assistant Director of Transportation
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 106

Mark Lindstrom
Director of Transportation
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 102

Transportation

News

Bus Stop Arm Safety Video08/26 MCS Deploys School Bus Stop Arm Safety Initiative
This school year, Marietta City Schools (MCS) and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) are deploying CrossingGuard®, ATS’ new technology to help school districts address the growing problem of illegal passing of stopped school buses that are boarding or disembarking children. In 2011, Georgia passed legislation to permit counties to equip school buses with video cameras to catch drivers who illegally drive by school buses when they stop to pick up or drop off students. More»

expand Marietta City Schools Partners For School Bus Stop Arm Safety Initiative
School Bus Marietta City Schools (MCS) and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) are collaborating to deploy CrossingGuard®, ATS’ new technology to help school districts address the growing problem of illegal passing of stopped school buses that are boarding or disembarking children. In 2011, Georgia passed legislation to permit counties to equip school buses with video cameras to catch drivers who illegally drive by school buses when they stop to pick up or drop off students.
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expand  MCS Transportation Team Recognized – Cobb 2020 Health Partnership
Cobb 2020 Health PartnershipIn the past ten weeks every member of the Marietta City Schools' transportation drive team who committed to the Cobb2020 Health Improvement Initiative by initiating healthy lifestyle changes has lost five or more pounds, shedding a total of 147.2 pounds altogether! Cobb2020 congratulates the Marietta City Schools' Drive Team.
expand  Be Cautious - School Buses Loading Passengers
respect the bus Cobb Police Department is conducting Operation Stop Arm and warning all drivers to respect school buses. Georgia has a School Bus Stop Law. All traffic in both directions must stop when school buses stop for passengers, except when there is a divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation. In that case, only traffic following the bus must stop. When an officer catches drivers violating this law, the penalties are a possible court appearance, an up to $1,000 fine, six points on driving record and a license suspension for convicted drivers under 21 years old. When a stop arm camera catches drivers, the penalties are a $300 fine for the first offense, $750 fine for the second offense and $1,000 fine for the third offense, within a five year period.
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expand  School Bus Safety Facts
My Choice Their RideFind out what you don't know about school bus ridership. Learn the facts and play it safe. Visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/School-Buses for more information about School Bus Safety.
School buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury.
expand  Bus Safety Is Every Student's Responsibility
School Bus SafetyAccording to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "School buses remain one of the safest forms of transportation in the United States." However, proper student behavior while on the bus leads to a safe environment for everyone and plays an important role in bus safety.

play video Video: School Bus Safety is Every Student's Responsibility

FAQs

expand What should parents (guardians) do if their student does not arrive at his/her bus stop?
Parents should contact the Marietta City Schools (MCS) Transportation Department Dispatch Desk at 770.429.3110 ext. 110, 111 or operation's supervisory staff at ext. 101, 102 or 103. Dispatch can usually communicate the name of the missing student to the driver to confirm if the student did indeed board the school bus. If this cannot be confirmed, dispatch will issue an "all call" to all bus routes from the student's school. Parents should also contact their school to determine if the student boarded a bus or is attending an After School Program.
expand What should parents (guardians) do if the school bus arrives late at the bus stop?
Parents should contact the MCS Transportation Department Dispatch Desk at 770.429.3110 ext. 110, 111 or operation's supervisory staff at ext. 101, 102 or 103 for an update on the bus route and any delays it may have encountered. Dispatch can also provide an update on the pickup or drop off time if the bus has already serviced the bus stop in question. If the bus is more than 10-15 minutes late in the morning, parents should contact the Dispatch Desk for an updated arrival time. MCS Transportation will always run a bus to service a stop even if the bus is going to run late. Breakfast is held for any students arriving late to school aboard a school bus and students are not counted as tardy.

Bus Routes/School Eligibility

Please check the Route Schedules for your student’s school below. Routing information is posted for the 2013-2014 school year. Slight adjustments continue to be made; therefore, please verify your bus and stop information prior to the start of school. The PM stop time may vary slightly depending upon actual dismissal time from the school especially during the first 10 days of school. Elementary schools need to ensure that all bus riders have orange (8 and under) or green (9 and older) identification tags to help bus drivers identify the students and their proper bus stop. All parents are asked to ensure that their elementary aged children who ride the bus keep the orange and green tags attached to their book bags. This aids the schools and bus drivers in delivering your child to their bus stop.

There will be few changes during the first ten days of school while we review all Bus Stop Appeals and add any stops that are needed. All bus stop changes will appear on new routes that will be posted to change August 22nd . All students affected by any changes will receive a letter with those changes. Parents are asked to transport their children to the closest bus stop or to their school if necessary.

Please be reminded that students should be at the bus stop at least five (5) minutes before the scheduled bus arrival time in the morning for their safety.

Students who are eight years and younger should have a responsible person (13 and older) meet them at their afternoon bus stop. Students eight and under may be returned to MCAA, 311 Aviation Road, Marietta GA for their parents to pick them up.

2013-2014 Bus Routes

A. L. Burruss Elementary Dunleith Elementary Hickory Hills Elementary Lockheed Elementary Park Street Elementary Sawyer Road Elementary

 

West Side Elementary Marietta Center for Advanced Academics Marietta Sixth Grade Academy Marietta Middle School Marietta High School

 

From the Master Route/Stop Locator page scroll down to locate your street name or a street within your neighborhood, and pick the bus stop closest to your home address. The bus route number and pick up time will be listed. You may then look at the exact route and determine where the other stops are in your community,

Each school Master Routes/Stop Locator list has all the bus stops within your school’s district listed in alphabetical order.

Please fill out the bus stop appeal form and return to your child’s school or the Transportation Department.
Bus Stop Appeal Form

For more information on locating your bus stop contact the transportation department at (770) 429-3110 extensions 100, 101 or 111