About Transportation

Last Updated: 10/12/2021 2:26 PM

Transportation Director

   Chip Giles

Mr. Chip Giles


Troup County Schools
Transportation Department
100 North Davis Road
Building B
LaGrange, GA 30241
(706) 812-7935 

Transportation Mission Statement

The mission of the Transportation Department is to provide the safest and most efficient transportation to the students of Troup County School System.

Please see the links below for additional transportation information.

Department of Education Pupil Transportation Information

 Links and Forms for Employees and Parents


Here Comes The Bus Flyer


Come Work For Us!

To apply for a bus driver or monitor, just CLICK HERE to fill out your application. If you need assistance in completing the application, come by the Transportation Office and we will instruct you how to apply. 
The state and local requirements for positions in Transportation are listed below:

  • 21 years old
  • Current Georgia or Alabama Commercial Drivers License (Class B)
  • Passenger & Air Brakes Endorsement, School Bus Endorsement (S Endorsement)
  • Pass a Criminal Records Check
  • Be in good health (CDL physical examination required)
  • First Aid/CPR Preferred
  • Good Character
  • Acceptable Driving Record
  • Successful completion of annual DOE Driver Safety Training Program
  • Successful completion of Bus Driver Training

*The Transportation Department holds classes to assist potential employees in obtaining their Passenger and School Bus Endorsement if they hold a CDL. We also have a State Certified School bus CDL tester on site for the road requirements in order to help you obtain a Class B CDL. The State of Georgia DOE training is offered by our certified staff members on a monthly basis for drivers to help them obtain their CDL. 


Sharing the Road with School Buses

In most cases, all drivers are required to stop when meeting or overtaking a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended when loading or unloading passengers. The only exception to this rule is when highways are separated in the center by a dirt, grass or concrete median. In this situation, only vehicles following or traveling alongside a school bus in the same direction must stop.  A warning that a bus stop is about to take place will always be given with the flashing amber lights on the front and rear of the school bus. Upon seeing these flashing amber lights, vehicles approaching the school bus from both the front and rear should immediately slow down and prepare to stop. All drivers must pay special attention to children, be focused and exercise caution when in the vicinity of a school bus stop, as student riders can sometimes be unpredictable. Once the bus is fully stopped, the flashing red lights will activate and the stop arm will deploy. Vehicles must stop and should remain stopped until all loading students are aboard in the morning or all unloading passengers have cleared 12 feet off the roadway in the afternoon. Motorists should proceed with caution, only after passengers have cleared the roadway, the stop arm is canceled and the flashing red lights are deactivated.









Additional Info




Normal business hours for Transportation are

Office hours 5 am - 5 pm
Summer hours M -Thu 7 am - 5:30 pm
Our telephone number is 
(706) 812-7935 
Our fax number is 
(706) 812-7937

Our Shop and Office Staff Members are on duty from 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM, well before students are picked up in the morning and after all students return home in the evening. We also have mechanics on call after hours.

Should an after-hours emergency occur, parents should call 911. The emergency operators will attempt to reach Transportation staff members.


Mr. Chip Giles
Transportation Director
Kristi East
Secretary to the Director of Transportation
Transportation Payroll
Shannon Barnes
Transportation Coordinator, PM Dispatcher and Office Supervisor


Sandra Williams
Training Supervisor, Certified
Trainer and CDL Third Party Examiner
Stephanie Joachim,    
LaGrange Zone
Supervisor, Certified Trainer and 
CDL Third Party Examiner

Richard Starr
Callaway Zone Supervisor and Certified Trainer,

Steve Evans
Troup Zone Supervisor and Certified Trainer,

Sid Shelnutt
Special Education Zone Supervisor and
McKinney Vento 
Rebecca Corley
Field Trip Coordinator, AM Dispatcher & Trip Driver Supervisor
Leah Radcliffe
Routing Supervisor
John Cook
Shop Supervisor, Bus Maintenance and Inspections, 
William McClellan
Assistant Shop Supervisor, Bus Maintenance, Inspections and Parts
Lisa Harris