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Transportation

Riding requirements/expectations

Riders are to be at the assigned pick-up location 10 minutes prior to bus arrival.
Buses cannot make unscheduled stops to pick up late riders.
Since drivers are watching out for the safety of all the children, they may not see children waiting on a porch or coming out of the home.
Riders must remain in their seats at all times.
Riders must not yell.
Drivers cannot operate a bus safely when riders are behaving in a way that distracts them.

How to request bus transportation service

Bus service is offered to all children who attend Carrollton City Schools who live inside the city limits. To request service, parents must fill out a Bus Request form available at the front office the school their child attends. These forms are to be used by parents when:

1. Making the initial request to ride a bus.
2. When a change of pick-up or drop-off location is requested.

Please make all requests through your child’s school office.
If your child is not a regular rider and on occasion needs to ride the bus, please contact the school so a temporary pass can be issued.
Bus route information can be obtained from the Transportation office located at 930 Hay’s Mill Road.


School bus safety initiatives

Seat belt requirements

Since 1992, Carrollton City Schools has been the only school system in the state to require all school buses to have seat belts for students.

‘CrossingGuard’ bus cameras program

The Carrollton City School System has partnered with American Traffic Solutions to deploy CrossingGuard®, ATS’ new technology to help school districts address the growing problem of illegal passing of school buses that are stopped for children to board or disembark.Before deciding to add the technology to the Carrollton City Schools school bus fleet, the school district conducted an informal study to determine the number of stop-arm violations. In one afternoon, a total of 23 violations occurred.“Student safety is at the forefront of every discussion we have in the school system,” said Michael Sanders, assistant superintendent of Carrollton City Schools. “Through the program, we hope to significantly reduce the number of these types of violations which will increase the overall safety of our students.”Through the program, high-resolution cameras are mounted to the front and rear driver’s side of a school bus to capture potential violation events. When the stop arm is deployed, the system detects if a vehicle passes the stopped school bus within the enforcement zone.Violation videos and license plate images will then be reviewed by the Carrollton Police Department for approval prior to citations being issued. In Georgia, the penalty for a violation will warrant the vehicle’s owner a $300 fine for the first offense, $750 fine for the second, and $1,000 for a third violation within a five-year period.“We are excited to partner with the City of Carrollton Police Department and American Traffic Solutions on this initiative,” said Sanders. “This new technology serves as another opportunity to educate the citizens and re-emphasize the importance of proceeding cautiously when approaching a school bus.”The school system installed the cameras at the start of the 2012-2013 school year.

Looking for a part-time job?

If you are interested in becoming a licensed school bus driver for Carrollton City Schools, please come by the Transportation office for an application. We offer a free, full-training package for interested applicants.

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