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Pupil transportation plays an important role in the educational process. Transporting children to and from school each day is a responsibility which requires good physical health, professionalism, and skill. The main objective of the pupil transportation system is to transport passengers to and from school and extra-curricular activities each day safely and efficient.
The Transportation Department consists of approximately 140 employees with 97 regular run bus drivers who pick up and drop off students along the roads of Washington County covering approximately 6,300 miles daily. The Bus Garage has four full time technicians and a radio dispatcher. In the Transportation Office, we have the Transportation Manager, Tom Williams, Transportation Secretary, Dawn Crosswhite, and Melinda Moore, who is responsible for working with the extra trip program.
*Changes will be in red*
Bus 27 (Route #66) – Dwanna Harrison
Will be PK-12, first pickup at approximately 6:45, across Phillips Road, Willow Branch Road, McCall Gap Road from Willow Branch Road to Livingston Creek Road and proceeding across Livingston Creek Road. Bus will then express to Goodson Kinderhook Fire Dept. and will transfer high school/middle school students to Bus 79 (Route #57) and will receive VIES students. Bus will then pick up elementary only, first pickup at approximately 7:20, starting at Benhams Church along Benhams Road to Goose Creek Road, including Burson Lane and Sunrise Street, and along Haskell Station Road including offset of Cowan Drive then expressing to Valley Institute Elementary.
Bus 79 (Route #57) – Mark Vestal
Will be PK-12 on Pine hill Road from the intersection of Harleywood Road, then travels along Rich Valley Road to Nordyke, including offsets of Fleenor Memorial Road, Buffalo Pond Road (north side) and Hobbs Road. Bus will then express across short 700 to Wolf Run Road and Gum Hill Road for PK-12 at approximately 7:20. Bus will then express to Goodson Kinderhook Fire Dept. to transfer VIES students to Bus 27 (Route #66), Dwanna Harrison, and receive high school/middle school. Bus then picks up high school/middle school across Goose Creek Road then proceeds to Wallace Middle School. Bus then picks up high school only on Clear Creek Road and proceeds to John S Battle High School.
Bus 82 (Route #59) – David Sproles
Route will be the same with the exception of Lowry Hills, this route will be responsible for all of Lowry Hills for high school/middle school in the mornings; Mount Vernon Circle, Monticello Drive, Plantation Road, Old Dominion Road, Wilderness Road, Flame Leaf Drive. Times will approximately 7:35 starting in Lowry Hills.
Bus 36 (Route #49) – Kevin Leonard
First route will remain the same as last year on Campground Road and Lime Hill Road and will drop students at Valley Institute Elementary before second route. Second Route will be elementary only on Gate City Hwy at approximately 7:25 picking up on the right side of road to Reedy Creek Road, Miller Hill Road, Dishner Valley Road, Young Drive, then Reedy Creek Road to Tennessee Line, back across Reedy Creek Road including the offsets of Archery Range Road and Washington Heights Subdivision, then back across Miller Hill Road to Gate City Hwy picking up at Beech Grove Church and picking up on the right side of Gate City Hwy from the City Limits to Valley Institute including offset of Shaffertown Road.
Gale Avenue will be covered by Bus 41 (Route #61)
Bus 54 (Route #58) – Tanner Ingle
Route will remain the same with the addition of elementary only on Walker Mountain Road beginning at approximately 7:30 am, including Mary’s Chapel Road from the intersection of Archery Range Road to Gate City Hwy then expressing to Valley Institute Elementary.
Bus 71 (Route #64) - Charlene Clark
PK-12 will be Mendota Road from Barnrock Road, at approximately 6:55, to the intersection of Wooten Gap Road across Wooten Gap Road and Barnrock Road to the intersection of Nordyke Road including the offset of Kilgore Drive at approximately 7:15. Bus will then
express to the Nordyke Transfer Point meeting Bus 9 at 7:25. Bus will then continue on Nordyke Road picking up elementary only, then on the offset of Loudon Drive picking up PK-12 and transferring with Bus 9 at the store at the intersection of Nordyke Road and Benhams Road. Bus will then continue to pick up elementary only along Benhams Road and Rich Valley to Gate City Hwy.
Bus 41 (Route #61) - Conley Shaffer
PK-12 Route will be on Appaloosa Road, at approximately 6:40, then across Percheron Road and Caney Valley from Jasper Creek Road to Nordyke Road intersection. Bus will then express to Walnut Grove Road, at approximately 7:05, up to the intersection of Little Wolf Run intersection and express to the Nordyke Transfer point meeting with Bus 9 at 7:25. Bus will then express to short 700 picking up elementary only, then once again expressing to Gale Ave and Saxon Drive picking up Elementary only.
Bus 9 (Route #60) - Dave Harley
PK-12 Route will begin on Swinging Bridge Road, at approximately 6:45, including the offset of Anderson the proceed to the Scott County Line, at approximately 7:00, then will begin picking up on Mendota Road, including the offset of Pinnacle Road, to the intersection of Mendota Road and Barnrock Road, bus will continue to pick up students on Barnrock Road, Nordyke Road to the Nordyke Transfer Point meeting with Bus 41 & 71 at 7:25. Bus will then continue to pick up high school/middle school along Nordyke to the intersection of Nordyke Road and Benhams Road. Bus will meet with Bus 71 at store at that intersection to receive high school/middle school students from Loundon Drive and Sundbird Drive. Route will continue as normal from here.