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Bus Routes/School Eligibility

Please check the Route Schedules for your student’s school below. Routing information is posted for the 2016-2017 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 consolidate and review all Bus Stop Appeals for nearly 400 bus routes. If ask if you are going to submit an appeal that you do so within the first three days of school so we can hopefully make one change only to each bus route. All Bus Stop Appeal forms that were received by the June deadline date have been reviewed and changes made as necessary. All bus stop changes will appear on new routes posted August 17th. Parents are asked to transport their children to the closest bus stop or to their school if necessary until their appeal is reviewed.

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 Park Street Elementary School, 105 Park Street, Marietta GA for their parents to pick them up. The entrance for the After School Program is on the south side of the building on the lower level nearest the athletic field. You may also use the After School Program at your child’s school on those days you will not be home to pick up your child. Registration is $10 with a daily fee of $7. You will have to call your child’s school and let them know of any changes prior to bus dismissal.
  • Middle and High School routes start at 6:10 a.m.
  • Elementary routes start at 7:15 a.m.
  • Sixth Grade Academy/MCAA routes start at 7:45 a.m.

Bus Routes for Marietta City Schools

2016-2017 Bus Routes for Marietta City Schools

Parents please review the 2016-2017 Bus Routes for Marietta City Schools especially if your child is changing schools next year. If you do not see a stop for your child close to your residence, please send a Bus Stop Appeal to the Transportation Department. You have until June 30, 2016 to fill out a Bus Stop Appeal Form. After that date no changes will be made to Routes until after the first two weeks of school are completed.

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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.

pdf file 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

FAQs

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.

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 Safety

MCS Deploys School Bus Stop Arm Safety Initiative

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.
pdf file Bus Stop Arm Safety Program

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School Bus Safety

Bus Safety Is Every
Student's Responsibility

According 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.

School Bus Safety Partnership Program
The School Bus Safety Partnership Program takes effect Jan. 6, 2010.
For more information, contact MCS Transportation at 770.429.3110.

pdf file Bus Safety Partnership Contract 
pdf file Bus Safety Partnership Contract (Español)

Transportation Announcements

  • MCS' New Director of Transportation, Kimberly Ellis

    Kimberly Ellis is the new Director of Transportation for Marietta City Schools where she served as Assistant Director of Transportation replacing the former Director of Transportation,Mark Lindstrom. Ellis, a representative on the board of directors for the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation, will continue champion and support the SOAR (Safe, Orderly, and Respectful) training program. Read More

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  • What is SOAR?  It stands for “Safe, Orderly, and Respectful”.

    Watch the training video to find out more.
    English: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kx3410g4npt2lou/Mark_Lindstrom_1.mp4?dl=0
    Español: https://www.dropbox.com/s/em2jd7tc2jhxtdh/Mark_Lindstrom_Spanish_1.mp4?dl=0

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  • Marietta City Schools Receives the 2015 School Bus Driver Training Award

    Marietta City Schools received the 2015 School Bus Driver Training Award at the National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference in Richmond, VA. The award is sponsored by the IC Bus Corporation, a division of Navistar and is awarded annually to one school district in the United States or Canada. Marietta offers the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving courses, Transportation University, and for its K-8 students, SOAR, a program that emphasizes the tenets of Safe, Orderly and Respectful.

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  • MCS' S.O.A.R. Program Keeps Students Safe

    Marietta City Schools bus drivers take the Safe, Orderly, and Respectful (S.O.A.R.) program to schools teaching students critical safety topics such as school bus evacuation, the danger zone around the bus, and crossing the street safely. Schoolbus Fleet featured MCS' S.O.A.R. program, read the full article here.

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  • Clay Smith Places 3rd Overall in the State Technician Competition

    Clay Smith, a technician for the Transportation Department of Marietta City Schools, finished 3rd overall in the State Technician Competition in Dahlonega, Georgia during the state’s Technician Workshop. Smith has finished in the Top Ten for 10 years and has been with Marietta City Schools for 12 years.

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Contacts

Erick Hofstetter
Chief Operations Officer
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500 ext. 7257
 
Kimberly Ellis
Director of Transportation 
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 102
 
Marion Daniels
Assistant Director of Transportation
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 106
 
Meka Sterling 
Operations Supervisor
(Special Needs/Homeless Liaison) 
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 101
 
Lisa Leavell 
Administrative Assistant 
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 100

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

Day/Night Dispatch
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 110/111

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