Student Transporation

  • 323 Leslie Highway
  • Leesburg, GA 31763
  • office: 229-903-2212
Angie Balkcom
balkcoman@lee.k12.ga.us
Director
Cindy Hughes
hughesci@lee.k12.ga.us
Clerical
Latesha Vicks
vicksla@lee.k12.ga.us
Driver Trainer
2013-2014 Bus Routes

For Bus Route information please contact the Transportation Office.

Our buses travel 3,000 miles each day safely transporting our students to and from school. The Lee County School System’s transportation office (229) 903-2212 can assist you with information regarding bus transportation.

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Riding the school bus is a privilege. Improper conduct on the bus can result in the privilege being denied. Bus transportation rules are simple and easy for Lee County's students to follow. They are designed to help the driver keep a safe an orderly bus and to help a student understand his/her responsibility as a passenger on the school bus.



Bus Discipline

The Lee County Board of Education is vitally concerned about the safety and welfare of the students riding buses. In an effort to inform students and parents or guardians of acts that can threaten safety and welfare, bus rules and regulations have been adopted. The driver, together with the transportation supervisor and the school principal, shall have full responsibility for discipline on buses. (Note: All school rules apply when students are riding on buses.)

Bus Regulations

  1. Students shall obey the driver willingly and promptly. The driver is in full charge of the bus and students.
  2. The driver has the right to assign seats as he/she deems necessary.
  3. Students are to help keep their bus clean by not throwing trash on the floor. Students shall not throw any object out the windows.
  4. No student shall at any time extend his head, hands, arms or any part of his body out the window.
  5. Any damages done to bus or equipment must be paid by that individual.
  6. No soft drink bottles or cans, knives, sharp objects, or any object that might endanger another student can be brought onto the bus at any time.
  7. Students must ride the bus on which they have been assigned.
  8. Students should remain seated and should face the front of the bus at all times.
  9. No food or drinks are permitted to be consumed on the bus.
  10. Students shall behave in an appropriate and orderly manner.

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Please discuss these bus responsiblities with your child:

Student Responsibilities

  • To follow the bus driver’s directions the first time they are given.
  • To take assigned seat when you board the bus and remain there with your legs and feet out of the aisle
  • To keep your hands, feet and your personal belongings to yourself and inside the bus at all times.
  • To speak softly when talking to others.
  • To be silent at railroad crossings.
  • To refrain from eating/drinking on the bus.
  • To follow all rules and drivers instructions to maintain a safe school bus.

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Driver Responsiblities

  • To make every effort to keep the bus safe and orderly.
  • To work with the student(s) on understanding and obeying the bus rules.
  • To notify parents of bus misbehavior.
  • To notify the school administrator if misbehavior continues.
  • To notify the school administrator of severe misbehavior continues.
  • To notify the school administrator of sever misbehavior and/or emergency situations

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Director Responsiblities

  • To assist the driver with the safety and protection of the children on the buses.
  • To communicate with parents about unacceptable conduct on the bus.
  • To enforce consequences (which may include, but not limited to) by the offense as follows:

    K-2 Bus Suspension

    • 1st offense- Warning/one day
    • 2nd offense- Up to two days
    • 3rd offense- Up to four days
    • 4th offense- Up to six days
    • 5th offense- Up to eight days
    • 6th offense- Up to ten days
    • 7th offense- Up to twelve days
    • 8th offense- Up to fourteen days
    • 9th offense- Up to twenty days
    • 10th offense- Possible expulsion from the school bus for remainder of the school year

    3-5 Bus Suspension

    • 1st offense- Warning/one day
    • 2nd offense- Up to two days
    • 3rd offense- Up to four days
    • 4th offense- Up to six days
    • 5th offense- Up to eight days
    • 6th offense- Up to ten days
    • 7th offense- Up to fifteen days
    • 8th offense- Up to twenty days
    • 9th offense- Possible expulsion from the school bus for remainder of the school year

    6-12 Bus Suspension

    • 1st offense- Warning/one day
    • 2nd offense- Two to five days
    • 3rd offense- Five to eight days
    • 4th offense- Eight to twelve days
    • 5th offense- Twelve to sixteen days
    • 6th offense- Sixteen to twenty days
    • 7th offense- Possible expulsion from the school bus for remainder of the school year

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Alternate Buses

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When space is available, extra riders may ride an unassigned bus. Parents must give permission for a student to ride an alternate bus. The note must be signed by a parent and include: parent’s name, address and phone number of location where student should be dropped off. This information must be signed by a school official and a copy of the information must be provided to the driver. For a student to ride an alternative bus, we must receive a note 24 hours in advance.


Changes in transportation cannot be made over the phone or through email.


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