- thirty-five passengers
- forty-eight passengers
- sixty-five passengers
- seventy-two passengers
One major factor in determining routes and trip times is traffic. Roads in the Atlanta area are becoming more congested every day. Some of our transfer programs move children from one end of the county to the other. Traffic has an immense impact on the speed a bus can travel—the longer the route, the longer the transit time—and that, unfortunately, necessitates early pick up and departure times in some instances.
- Base Pay. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the starting pay for a bus driver in the DeKalb County School District is approximately $15.40 per hour. The base pay of bus drivers is five hours per day. The annual salary range is $13,706.00 to $18,690.00.
- Field-Trip Pay. Additionally, some drivers may also drive to support school extra activities such as field trips or athletic sports events. Field-trip pay is an additional salary to the base pay. Field-trip and extracurricular activity pay helps some drivers earn the equivalent salary of a 40-hour work week.
- Over-time Pay. Due to excessive demands, drivers may also qualify for overtime on a case-by-case basis.
- Students inside the one mile radius will be transported if the walking distance to school via the most direct route exceeds 1.5 miles.
- Students inside the one mile radius may be eligible for transportation if safety concerns such as traffic, lack of sidewalks, or if a student would have to cross a major road, are such that the safety of any student will be compromised by having to walk.
When a driver walks the bus, they put a sticker on the rear window that says Bus Empty. This is to signify that the driver has ensured that the bus is empty, and that no children are on the bus. If you see one of our buses parked without the Bus Empty sticker in the rear window, you are asked to contact Transportation at 678.676.1333 and report the bus number and its location. Transportation staff will be sent to the bus to ensure it is empty.
Please note that this list is provided for your information and as a courtesy only. None of the carriers on the list are endorsed or warranted by either the Board of Education or the DeKalb County School District.
Currently the DeKalb County School District has eighty-six LEVs in its fleet. Over the next ten years, we will be adding another 500 LEV buses. All of the new buses will be LEVs. We’re hoping to put a bid out in October for seventy-seven new LEV buses. As we replace our older buses, we’ll put even less emissions into the air!
If the state gives us permission, our LEVs will be displaying bumper stickers that indicate they are LEVs so you can—literally—breathe a little easier.
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