JPS Buys 44 New School Buses, School Starts

The Jackson Public School District has purchased 44 new school buses for the upcoming school year. More than 200 buses will hit the road on Tuesday, August 8, to transport scholars to and from school.

Drivers will transport over 18,000 students each school day, logging more than 1.8 million miles each school year.

This a a friendly reminder to slow down and take precaution as students will be starting school tomorrow.

Many buses in the fleet will use GPS technology to improve efficiency. The devices assist with tracking fuel usage and costs as well as help the Department prepare routes and schedules. Cameras have also been installed to assist with monitoring students and ensuring the safety of drivers and passengers.

The Board of Trustees recently approved pay raises and incentives for bus drivers. All full-time school bus drivers will receive an increase in pay of $14.15 an hour plus benefits.

For more information, please call the JPS Transportation Department at (601) 960-8919.
North: (601) 987-3587
South: (601) 960-5404

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2 Comments on JPS Buys 44 New School Buses, School Starts

  1. Carroll K Frazier // August 7, 2017 at 9:01 am // Reply

    It is that time again, wow! The summer break for the children is over. I think it is so wonderful that JPS has new and more buses to transport the children in. JPS is on the move!

    Thanks again Heather for more good news!

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