Transportation FAQ

Which School Will My Child Attend?
Why does the bus come so early?
Why Can’t the bus stop in front of my house?
How many students can ride on a bus?
How much does a bus cost?
How much does a bus driver make?
How can I know if school is cancelled for inclement weather?
What if my child has a change in their bus transportation needs?

If you have more questions about bus stops, routes, safety, training, and job opportunities,please call the Transportation Department at (770) 932-7565.

Which School Will My Child Attend?
Buford Elementary School: Kindergarten and 1st Grades
Buford Academy: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Buford Middle School: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades
Buford High School: 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades
Bus routes are available at each school, as well as from the Transportation Department.
Why does the bus come so early?
All buses transport more than one load to school each day, so in order for the children to arrive on time for their instructional day to begin we have to start picks ups early. Drivers are not required to make stops where students are not waiting at the stop. Drivers are not allowed to blow horns to alert students that the bus has arrived. Drivers will wait, when possible, for students they see coming to the bus; however, students will be referred to the school administrator for disciplinary action if this occurs frequently.
Why Can't the bus stop in front of my house?
It is impossible for the bus to make door to door stops. Stops are assigned on the basis of safety, number of students, distance of walk and student age. The behavior of students at the bus stop is the responsibility of the parents/guardians. Adults should be present at all elementary stops. Supervision of the students by Buford City Schools begins when students board the school bus.
How many students can ride on a bus?
We have 66, 72 and 84 passenger buses. State law provides that a school bus may have up to 20% overload capacity. However, it is not the policy of the Buford Board of Education to permit standing.
How much does a bus cost?
Buses are in excess of $60,000.00 per unit. Please encourage your child to help keep their bus clean.
How much does a bus driver make?
Our drivers are paid a salary that is broken down into 24 pay periods. This allows the drivers to be paid all holidays and during the summer when school is out. They also have excellent benefits.
How can I know if school is cancelled for inclement weather?
Radio: 750 A.M. / 550 A.M. / Z 93 F.M.
Television: WSB Channel 2 / WAGA Channel 5 / WXIA Channel 11 / WGCL Channel 46
What if my child has a change in their bus transportation needs?
Contact the school that your child attends. We do not allow children to ride buses other than their home bus. No children are allowed to ride home with other students.