Close this window
Jeff Davis County Schools
Transportation


Alvin Merritt
Transportation Director
52 Yellow Jacket Drive
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
912-699-7010
alvin.merritt@jeff-davis.k12.ga.us

 

 Jeff Davis County Transportation Dept. Mission, Goals and Purpose

The mission of the Jeff Davis County Schools Transportation Department is to assist students with the opportunity to achieve their academic goals by ensuring that they have appropriate and necessary transportation. Our role is to transport them safely, on time in an orderly manner to and from school including extra-curricular activities. School bus safety is a reality when everyone involved takes an active role in educating themselves and our students. Teachers, parents, administrators, transportation personnel, and roadside companions all play an important part in keeping our children safe while on or around the school bus.

Every day, the transportation department transports students to and from all schools within our system. All of our drivers hold commercial driver's licenses with all required endorsements. They are certified and meet all requirements set by federal, state and local guidelines. Safety meeting are held quarterly, with attendance required of all regular and substitute drivers as well as coaches and certified teachers with a CDL license. Two certified technicians service an inspect all buses monthly. All buses undergo a mandatory inspection by the department of Motor Vehicle Safety in December.

Advisory Motto
My habits are determined by my attitude towards something. My beliefs drive my actions and are a direct result of what I experience continuously. Therefore, my expectations will all be high for myself an others. I choose to see the best in every situation.


School Bus Student Rules
1.  Students must stay in seat and out of aisle at all times.

2.  Students must clean up after themselves.
3.  Students must keep hands and feet inside the bus. Never throw items out or inside the bus.

4.  The bus is a part of the school; use your best school behavior.
5.  Be respectful of the driver and other bus riders.


Bus Discipline Plan

1st Offense –Driver Student Conference & Parent Contacted by Courtesy Notice. Student will be placed on probation and re-assigned to the front of bus for one week.

2nd Offense –Driver Student Conference & Parent Contacted by Courtesy Notice. Student will be placed on probation and re-assigned to the front of bus for two weeks.

3rd Offense –Referral submitted and 3 Days Bus Suspension.  Upon return, student will be placed on probation and re-assigned to the front of bus for one week.

4th Offense –Referral submitted, 5 Days Bus Suspension and conference required to return to bus.

5th Offense –Referral submitted and Transportation Director recommends bus suspension for the remainder of the year.




Administrators reserve the right to determine suspensions based on student offense.

During the term of suspension, students are not permitted to ride any Jeff Davis County School Bus.  Any major incidents may result in permanent suspension from Jeff Davis School Buses.


It is our pleasure to provide your school transportation!
Please remember that riding a school bus is a privilege, not a right.