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Robertson County Schools

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Student Transportation

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Department Supervisor: Joshua Hinerman

The transportation department provides safe, timely, service-oriented transportation in the most effective and efficient manner possible, while providing an atmosphere that enhances learning and safeguards district resources.  Students in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Robertson County are eligible to ride a bus.  Parents assume full responsibility of transportation for transfer students.  Transportation will not be provided for students not living within the school of residence zone.

The Transportation Department is responsible for:

  • Pupil Transportation: (Daily Trips, Field Trips, Athletic Trips and After school and Pre-K Routes)
  • Transportation works directly with Student Services overseeing all aspects of School and Transportation Safety.
  • Vehicle Maintenance (Annual DOS Inspections, PM Services, and other needed repairs)
  • Risk Management (Insurance - Transportation) (Worker's Comp and Vehicle Accident Reporting)
  • Transportation works works Directly with Student Resource Center in providing all resources to remove educational barriers for students identified as in need.
  • Drug and Alcohol/Random Testing: Workforce Essentials Inc. Manages the DOT Drug Testing Program for the RCS Pupil Transportation Department.  Their office is located at 299 10th Ave. E., Springfield, TN 37172 and office number is 615-384-1097

 

PURSUANT TO STATE LAW ALL REPORTS OF UNSAFE OPERATION OF A SCHOOL BUS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE LOCAL LEA BY CALLING 615-382-4680. Legal Reference Public Chapter 289

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Office Address:
1015 Josephine St. Springfield, TN 37172
 

Office Hours

Monday 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
After-School Dispatcher Hours:
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Note: The After School Programs operate Tues, Wed, and Thurs and are scheduled to end around 6:00 PM. Call your child's After School Program Coordinator to make contact with the bus driver after office hours as all schools have a two-way radio for safety.
 
Phone Number:  (615) 384 - 5588
Fax: (615) 382 - 3600

Robertson County Board of Education Student Transportation Statistics

Total Number of Buses: 108
General Education Buses:80
Special Needs Buses: 28
Special Needs Vans: 7

Daily Average Route Miles:6,007

Yearly Average Route miles : 1,201,400
Routes with single AM Runs: 49
Routes with single PM Runs: 42
Routes with multiple AM Runs: 45
Routes with multiple PM Runs: 54
Routes with multiple schools: 81

Transportation Professionals Demographics
Total General Education Drivers: 66
Total General Education Attendants: 48
Total Special Needs Drivers and Attendants:30
On Call Subs:8
Total Van Drivers: 4
All Transportation Leadership Team Members Operate School Buses Total: 8
Total School Bus Technicians: 6

Total Combined Driver Force: 88
Total Combined Attendant Force: 64
Total Staff in Transportation: 178

 

Daily average students transported: 6,000 to 7,000
Transferring Students: 395
Total Number of Schools Served: 25 (Not including TSB, TSD, and Genesis)
Total Number of Students Served: 14,479


Department Supervisor

Josh Hinerman

Titles: Director of Transportation
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Biography:

TN DOS-HOS- Third Party CDL Examiner
Smith System Defensive Driving
CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) Instructor
American Red Cross Instructor
Past TN DOE Safety Mentor
Co-Chair Operations Writing Committee for National Congress for School Transportation
Past TAPT Advisory Member
RCEA Representative to BOE

20-21 R.C.E.A. Distinguished Administrator Award Winner

2021-TN D.O.E. R.I.S.E. Award

2022 School Bus Fleet Administrator of the Year Award