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    Welcome to Transportation!

    District Supervisor: Gretchen Higgins
    Email Address:
    Phone number: (678) 965-5010  ext. 382107


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    678-965-5010 ext 382107

    A new county-wide procedure has been established this year requiring all elementary students be tagged with green, yellow or red zip ties.  The color of this zip tie allows the driver, as well as any substitute drivers, know if your student is allowed to walk home alone from the stop.  3rd through 5th grade students must also retain their tag on their bookbags.

    Kindergarten through 2nd grade students must be met by a parent or guardian or a parent's designee who is in possession of a Student Release Pass which was forwarded to them by the parent.  If you are in need of a Student Release Pass, please email ghiggins@forsyth.k12.ga.us specifying your request.

    Any student, including 3rd through 5th, that has removed the tag from their backpack may be returned to the school due to improper communication to the driver/sub-driver regarding his/her bus stop release.

    If your student has received a new backpack, please retain your plastic tag and let your driver know you need a new zip tie.  Please do not use a zip tie of a different color.

    Please understand that this is for the safety of your student(s) and not intended to be an inconvenience.


    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  

    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 Phoenix State University. 
    ~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
    - 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 January 7, 2020