Assistant Transportation Director
You may contact the Bus Shop by visiting the
offices at 115 Mobilization Drive, Waynesboro
or by calling 706-554-2859.
The Standard of Excellence at a School Bus Stop
The School Bus
1. When approaching a designated stop, the bus will slow and apply brakes to activate brake lights as a first indication to trailing vehicles.
2. Amber warning lights are activated approximately 200 feet from the stop.
3. After a smooth stop, the transmission is placed in neutral and the parking brake applied.
4. The service door is opened. This deactivates the amber warning lights and activates the red warning lights, stop arm, and crossing gate.
5. Students board the bus and sit.
6. The service door is closed which deactivates the red flashing lights, stop arm, and crossing gate.
7. When safe, the bus will continue the route.
The Private Vehicle
1. Amber flashing bus lights always indicate the bus is preparing to stop.
2. Amber means slow - caution - prepare to stop.
3. Amber does not mean accelerate and pass the bus.
4. Red flashing bus lights indicate children are in the road or preparing to be in the road.
5. Red flashing lights - never pass the bus.
Georgia Commercial Driver's License Manual
Georgia Driver's Manual
Burke County Board of Education Bus Driver's Manual
Provide an overview of the information that is provided in the event of an emergency or school closing.
Provide where closing information is available (radio, TV, and website)
Provide links to both closing guidelines and parent guidelines on days when children are not in school or classes are commencing early.
Provide the guidelines for the extra-curricular activity that is impacted due to school closings.