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 Hello !
Welcome to Transportation!
District Supervisor: Gretchen Higgins
Email Address:
Phone number: (678) 965-5010  ext. 381215

Due to traffic and weather the buses are running behind this morning (9/9/15).  Please remain at your stop and the bus will be along.  If your student arrives after the bell on the bus they are not counted tardy.

Welcome to the Piney Grove Transportation Page


678-965-5010 ext 381215

Are you interested in being a bus driver or know someone who would be a great bus driver?  Opportunity is knocking!  Please follow this link for more information:

Bus Border  

The most common issue during the first few weeks of school are late buses -- especially at Piney Grove since it is a third tier school.
Please bear with us as we protect 100% of the students 100% of the time by making sure your student is at their bus stop at the assigned time and wait there for the bus, it will be along.
For more information you can go to the Forsyth County Schools Transportation Department page at:

Gretchen Higgins

Gretchen Higgins, District Supervisor
Shiloh Point Elementary - Big Creek Elementary
South High - Piney Grove Middle
~Born in Iowa; lived in Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Florida, California, Tennessee and Georgia.
~Earned my Master's Degree in Business Administration.
~Two children and five grandchildren.
~Son in Tennessee and Daughter at University of North Georgia. 
~Currently have 3 dogs but have been home with snakes, birds and fish. 
~One brother in Switzerland and mom in Suwanee, Georgia.

Chris Starkey

Chris Starkey, Team Leader

- First responsibility every day is to be on routes in the absence of drivers -
- Bus lane personnel who works with schools and drivers - 
- On board bus driver route training -
- Works with schools and drivers regarding route questions -
- Mentors drivers for continuous improvement -
- Answers phones and returns calls -
- Assists with assigning new and relocated students to pre-set bus stops -
Placed first in Piney Grove District Road-e-o six out of the last seven years.
Placed first or second in six of the last seven county school bus Road-e-o's.
Placed first in state level Road-e-o 2014.

~ Participated in International Safety Competition (Road-e-o) 2014

Lead Drivers
Jessica Parker      Kim Hissam        
Jessica Parker                              Kim Hissam         
- First responsibility every day is to be on routes in the absence of drivers -
- Bus lane personnel who works with schools and drivers -
- On board bus driver route training -
- Mentors drivers for continuous improvement -
Bus Route Information: 
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
 Follow the SOAR Bus Rules to be a safe bus rider.

Have a bus driver or transportation employee that you want to nominate for Employee of the Month?  Click the following link to the nomination form! Employee of the Month Nomination 
"We are professional and caring employees, providing transportation services that protect students, support quality learning and improve the community." 
Last Modified on September 9, 2015