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 It is the mission of the Alexander City Board of Education Transportation Department to provide all eligible children access to a full educational opportunity by providing a safe and comfortable means of transportation to and from school and to support the classroom instructional process by providing transportation for field trips and  extra-curricular events.



Director of Transportation:

     Keith Lashley- (256)-234-8600 ext. 8644 -


Transportation Supervisor:

     Kathy Hawkins (256) 234-8600 ext. 8650 -



Drivers: Twenty-five


All transportation employees are covered by the drug testing policy established by the Board of Education and in compliance with the Department of Transportation.  All transportation employees must have a current CDL in order to drive a bus along with a valid Alabama School Bus Drivers Certificate. Technology is used in maintaining bus routes and discipline.


The transportation department currently operates on a ten year fleet renewal cycle, within the capital improvement plan. To insure that the fleet is in a safe operating condition, the mechanics perform a monthly bumper to bumper inspection and service of all buses. All buses are inspected annually by the State Inspector and must have a sticker issued by the inspector on the windshield.


The transportation department employees participate in professional development workshops each year and must have ten hours of credit to maintain employment. They must also attend a four hour re-certification  class each year to maintain the Alabama Drivers Certificate.



The Alexander City Board of Education operates twenty three buses daily. Twenty Three buses have one route in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Three buses are used for special needs students. We also operate two buses to transport students on a school to school route.


The transportation department transports an average of 2,047 students daily or 69% of the student enrollment. The average daily miles traveled is 1,500 and the average time per route is 1.5 hours. The longest bus route covers sixty five miles and the shortest route covers 25 miles.

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Alexander City Board of Education | 375 Lee Street | Alexander City, AL 35010 | Ph: (256) 234-8600 | Fx: (256) 329-6547