Note: The after school programs operates later in the day and results in our after school buses being on the road until 7:30 PM Monday through Friday. Call your child's school or after school program coordinator to make contact with the bus driver after office hours as all schools have a two-way radio for safety.
Robertson County Schools Pupil Transportation
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
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
The Director of Transportation is responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the school transportation department. The primary duties of the Director of Transportation may include the following and may be delegated to his/her appropriate transportation coordinator:
Developing transportation policies and procedures: The Director of Transportation is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures related to school transportation, including safety guidelines, bus routes, and schedules.
Managing the transportation budget: The Director of Transportation develops and manages the transportation budget, including purchasing buses, fuel, and other supplies necessary for the operation of the department.
Hiring and training staff: The Director of Transportation hires and trains staff, including bus drivers, monitors, and administrative staff, to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their duties.
Ensuring compliance with regulations: The Director of Transportation ensures that all transportation operations are in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as with school district policies and procedures.
Managing transportation logistics: The Director of Transportation manages transportation logistics, including bus routing, scheduling, and maintenance to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable transportation services for students.
Overseeing vehicle maintenance: The Director of Transportation is responsible for overseeing vehicle maintenance to ensure the safety and reliability of the school bus fleet.
Responding to emergencies: In case of an emergency, the Director of Transportation must take appropriate action and notify the relevant authorities to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Providing customer service: The Director of Transportation provides excellent customer service to parents, students, and school administrators, responding to questions, concerns, and complaints in a timely and professional manner.
Every School Bus Driver is required under STATE LAW to hold every pupil strictly accountable for any disorderly conduct on any school bus going to or returning from school or a school activity. Legal Reference: TCA 49-6-4102 (2018)
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