Mission Statement

The objective of the Etowah County Board of Education Transportation Department is to provide safe, efficient, dependable transportation for the students of Etowah County.

Etowah County School Bus Facts

School Enrollment: 8,930 Number of Students Transported Daily: 5,098 Number of Students Transported Annually: 917,640 Percentage of Students Transported Daily: 57% Daily Miles Traveled: 5,868 Annual Miles Traveled: 1,056,240 Number of Regular Route School Buses: 97 Number of Route Buses Ten Years or Less in Age: 97 Percent of Route Buses Ten Years or Less in Age: 100% Average Students Per Bus: 52

Transportation Director
Want to be a Bus Driver?

Q: How do I become a school bus driver?

A: To become a school bus driver, complete the following steps:

  1. Study the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Manual sections on General Knowledge, Air Brakes, Passenger and “S” Endorsement (http://http//www.alea.gov/).
  2. Take CDL written exam at the Jacksonville State Trooper's Office. Inform examiner you are taking the test to be a school bus driver.
  3. Contact Mr. Jeremy Edwards or Mrs. Dana Elrod (538-8331) about attending New Drivers School.
  4. Contact Alice Lee at the Etowah County Board of Education Central Office, 3200 W. Meighan Blvd., Gadsden, 256-549-7584, to complete your paperwork and background check.