The Cartersville School System Transportation Department makes available school bus service for more than 4,500 students enrolled in the Cartersville School System who reside within the city limits of Cartersville. School transportation is provided in conformance with pupil transportation policies and procedures established by the State Board of Education and the Cartersville School System’s Board of Education.
Cartersville School System’s school bus fleet meets all national and state safety specifications. Each bus undergoes an annual safety inspection by the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety, as well as a monthly safety inspection conducted by our own Transportation fleet mechanics.
Each bus driver completes an intensive training program and must pass the road and written test required to secure a commercial driver's license (CDL), with Passenger, School Bus endorsements. Each driver is required to undergo a physical examination before employment, including a drug test, and again at the beginning of each school year. They are also subject to random drug testing throughout the school year.
School bus transportation is a privilege and to maintain this privilege, a student must abide by established bus conduct rules. A pupil's transportation privilege may be suspended or revoked if conduct creates a disruption or safety hazard on the school bus. The principal or his/her designee handles all disciplinary action taken for misconduct on the school bus.
Only authorized personnel are allowed aboard a school bus. Authorized personnel include the driver, transportation department employees, pupils, approved school system personnel, chaperones, and law enforcement officers.