TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

311 Bear Country Boulevard

Warner Robins, Georgia 31088

Phone: 478-329-2218 | Fax: 478-929-7806

Tom Walmer, Director of Transportation

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2024-2025 Bus Route Information

We will have 2024-2025 bus routes posted on our website mid to late July. If you have a student that is new to our district please call our main office to see if you have a stop already established near your address.

All students must be registered to be eligible for Transportation and to be active in our Here Comes the Bus software program. All students should have signed up for Bus Ridership with their teachers last year. If you are unsure if they were signed up, please check with the Transportation Department.

Eligibility for Transportation

Under regular operating conditions, only bonafide students of the ϳԹ System are eligible for school bus transportation. ϳԹ bus drivers will deny admittance onto the school bus of any individual who does not have prior approval of the Superintendent of ϳԹs or a delegate.

Each student eligible for school bus transportation shall be assigned to a particular bus route and shall ride the bus assigned to that route unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent or designee.

ϳԹs riding buses shall live a minimum of one and one-half miles from the school they attend; however, under certain conditions, the Board may make an exception to this rule (children with various disabilities, etc.). All exceptions are handled on the merits of the individual case. ϳԹs who are attending schools outside of their zones of residence are denied school bus transportation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Board policy permits transportation for all students who live more than one and one-half miles from their assigned school. Transportation for special needs students will be provided as indicated on the student's Individual ϳԹ Plan (IEP).

Additional information regarding ϳԹ Transportation Management can be found in HCBOE .

Bus stops are assigned by the nearest practical route. Stops are designated by the Transportation Department and are placed at specific locations based on distance to the next stop and safety of the location for pickup and drop-off. Normally, stops are placed at least one-tenth of a mile apart and at intersections. Bus drivers cannot change bus stops. Any requests for changes or additional stops must be made through the Transportation Department. A staff member will survey the area and notify the parent of the decision. This procedure usually takes a minimum of 5 business days.
If you are new to the district or your child is new to riding the bus and your address is eligible for bus transportation, please call 478-329-2218 Extension 0 (zero) to ensure a stop has been established near your home.

If you wish to have a stop established, please call 478-329-2218 Extension 0 (zero) and leave a message with the following information:

  • Parent/Guardian Name & Contact Number
  • Child's Name & ϳԹ
  • Primary Address (Must be same address that is listed in the student's record with Central Registration.)
If you need information for your child that requires Special Needs Assistance, please contact the Special Needs Department at 478-329-2218.
Based on their home address, each student eligible for school bus transportation shall be assigned to a particular bus route and bus stop and shall ride the bus assigned to that route. Changes in stop locations or bus assignments based on personal preferences or child care are not allowed. No bus passes allowing children to temporarily ride other buses will be approved.
ϳԹs should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time. Once a bus has departed a stop at the designated time, it must proceed to the next scheduled stop before picking up students. Safety factors prohibit drivers from making unscheduled stops to pick up latecomers.
Traffic situations or mechanical breakdowns occur from time to time, causing buses to run late. If there is a delay of more than 20 minutes, parents will be notified by an automated telephone call.

ϳԹs shall:

  • respect themselves and the rights of others;
  • follow the driver's directions the first time they are given;
  • stay in their seats;
  • keep all body parts and objects in the bus;
  • refrain from pushing, shoving or fighting; and
  • refrain from eating, drinking, chewing gum, smoking or spitting.

Riders are to adhere to HCBOE , governing student conduct.

The bus driver has complete charge over the students on the bus. The rules of conduct are posted on each bus, and the driver reviews them with the students at the beginning of each school year. ϳԹs who continue to violate the rules will be referred to their principal. The principal has the ultimate responsibility to discipline students whose bus behavior is dangerous or inappropriate. The principal may suspend a student's riding privilege if deemed necessary.

Additional information regarding Bus Conduct can be found in HCBOE .

Safety standards require that no students bring on the bus any article which might create a hazard. Such articles include weapons of any kind, breakable or sharp objects, balloons, animals or insects. Band instruments and school projects may be transported if they can be held in the student's lap. Items that take up space needed for other students or that block the aisle or emergency door may not be transported.

Our District has an outstanding safety record. All first-time school bus drivers in Houston County successfully complete a minimum of 44 hours of training, to include 12 hours in a classroom, 8 hours of bus inspection and 24 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Additionally, all drivers receive annual safety training from our staff as well as from the Georgia Department of ϳԹ. All drivers must possess a Georgia Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger and ϳԹ Bus endorsements.

Additional information regarding Transportation Safety can be found in HCBOE .

Many questions can be answered at the schools. Each school has a copy of its bus schedules, and bus routes are posted on the Bus Routes page. The Transportation Department may be contacted at 478-329-2218. Concerns about student discipline should be referred to the school principal.

Links and Other Information

Become a Bus Driver button
ϳԹ Bus Conduct button
ϳԹ Bus Safety button

For transportation requests for outside agencies, click .

Transportation Staff

Mr. Thomas Walmer
Director of Transportation
478-329-2218  
Ext. 3579

Email Mr. Walmer

Ms. Staci Price
Transportation Secretary
478-329-2218   
Ext. 3572

Email Mrs. Price

Mrs. Jessica Knight
Fleet Secretary
478-329-2218  
Ext. 3566

Email Mrs. Knight

Mr. Ken Coleman
Route Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3567

Email Mr. Coleman

Mr. Timothy Combs
Special Needs Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3576

Email Mr. Combs

Mr. Craig Fowler
Route Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3570

Email Mr. Fowler

Mr. Michael J. Hall
Trainer/Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3577

Email Mr. Hall

Mr. Avery Hynes
Route Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3571

Email Mr. Hynes

Mrs. Callie Johnston
Fleet Manager
478-329-2218
Ext. 3573

Email Mrs. Johnston

Mr. XaZavia Porter
Transportation Dispatcher
478-329-2218
Ext. 3568

Email Mr. Porter

Ms. Marty Riley
Special Needs Secretary
478-329-2218
Ext. 3574

Email Ms. Riley

Mrs. Tracy Brown
Payroll Secretary
479-329-2218
Ext. 3578

Email Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Kelly Simpson
Transportation Dispatcher
478-329-2218
Ext. 3569

Email Mrs. Simpson

Mr. John Tignor
Route Coordinator
478-329-2218
Ext. 3575

Email Mr. Tignor

Ms. Brianna Howard
Route Specialist
478-329-2218
Ext. 3565

Email Ms. Howard