Monday - Friday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm

720 South Stewart Street
Quincy, FL 32351
Fax (850) 875-8895
Phone (850) 627-6858

Mr. Gay has been employed by the Gadsden County School District for 25 years. He is a native of Quincy and has served the district in many capacities including teacher, coach, athletic director and high school administrator. His love for the students of Gadsden County will translate into a mission that is always striving for safe, efficient and reliable transportation to and from school and activities. The transportation department takes great pride in knowing that we are, “Transporting Gadsden’s Future”.

 Mission Statement:

"Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, and timely transportation to our students both to and from school and their activity programs. Our desire is to provide students with a positive start and finish to their school day. We seek to provide our drivers and aides with skills to be productive workers with a commitment to meet the ever changing challenges of school bus and student safety. In order to accomplish our mission, staff, parents and students must work in a collaboration of effort and trust with open communication."

The safety of your child is our greatest concern; we take pride in ensuring that your child arrives safely to and from their school.  Here are a few tips to ensure your child and all the children who utilize the Gadsden County Transportation services are kept safe.

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  1. Form a line - Don't push or shove; you'll get on the bus eventually.  If you have to cross the street while the bus is stopped, cross carefully.
  2. Move along - Step quickly and use the handrail when you are entering or leaving the bus.  Watch your step.
  3. Sit down - Go directly to your seat and sit down.  Don't wait for a friend to get on before you take a seat.
  1. Be-Quiet - The driver needs your help and he may have trouble concentrating if there is too much commotion in the bus.
  2. Keep the aisles clear - Nothing...books, bags, legs, arms or bodies...should block the aisle.  Do not stand in the aisle.  If the driver is forced to make a quick stop, you could be thrown around and hurt yourself and others.
  3. Keep Everything inside - If the driver lets you open the windows, keep your hands, arms and head inside.  Don't throw things out the windows.

Additional Tips:

  • Be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • When the bus approaches, stand at least 3 giant steps (6 feet) away from the edge of the road, and line up away from the street.
  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the door opens, and the driver says that it is okay, before stepping onto the bus.
  • When crossing the street in front of the bus, walk on the sidewalk or side of the road to a point at least 5 giant steps (10 feet) ahead of the bus before you cross.
  • When exiting the bus, be careful that clothing with a drawstring and book bags with straps, do not get caught in the handrail or door.
  • Never walk behind the bus.
  • If you drop something near or under the bus, tell the bus driver.  Never try to pick it up.  The driver may not see you and begin to drive away.
  • An adult should be at your child's bus stop every morning and every evening.
  • Walk (do not run) three giant steps away from the bus when exiting the bus.
  • When the bus approaches, step back from the curb at least three giant steps.
  • Never run to catch the bus.
  • If you have to walk on roads where there is no sidewalk, walk against the traffic and out of the road.
  • Stay out of the road and wait for the bus to stop before you walk to it.
  • Make sure you can see the bus driver's eyes when boarding or crossing in front of the bus.
  • If you must cross the street to get to the bus, wait until the bus driver signals you to cross, then always look left, then right, then left again.
  • Use the handrail when you enter or exit the bus.
  • Make sure there is no dangling pieces of clothing, drawstrings on hoods, untied shoestrings, key chains or backpack straps that could get caught on the handrail or in the bus door.
  • If you drop something under or near the bus, don't pick it up until you tell the driver.  Otherwise, the driver may not see you.


Gadsden County Bus Rules and Expectations

It is the parents' responsibility to supervise their children between home and the school bus stop, and while they are awaiting arrival of the school bus. It is also the responsibility of parents' to supervise their children after they are discharged from the school bus in the afternoon.

Parents are responsible that their child:

* Arrives at the bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time

* Meets all their responsibilities as established by the Gadsden County School Board.

* Is not sick when placed onto the school bus, or is experiencing a behavior problem

Parents are liable for damage to other vehicles or property caused by their child's throwing of items in the bus or from the bus,or by their child's damage to school district property, such as vandalism on the bus.

Transportation Staff