Transportation

Transportation

Parents, welcome to transportation. The Germantown Municipal School District currently contracts transportation to Durham Services. Our number one goal is to provide safe and efficient transportation to and from school for all students that qualify for transportation.

Parent Responsibility Zone

The Parent Responsibility Zone is 1.5 miles for elementary school and 2 miles for middle school and high school. If you live within these zones, you are responsible for providing transportation for your student/students. Please see policies SS 3.400 and SS 3.401 for board policies regarding transportation. 

Durham Bus Tracker App

GMSD is pleased to add the Durham Bus Tracker App to the many tools already in place to provide reliable transportation and communication for our parents and students.  The app will allow parents the ability to track their students' buses in real time. The Durham Bus Tracker Application is now available and ready for use! Please visit http://www.gmsdk12.org/DurhamTrackerInstructions.aspx to view a step-by-step guide for downloading and use of the app.

Bus Report

Please report all bus safety complaints to www.busreport.com or 1-833-BUS-REPORT (1-833-287737678). Bumper stickers should be on every bus with this information as well. 

Examples of bus safety complaints include, but are not limited to:

  • Erratic or unsafe driving
  • Stop arm on the bus not functioning or not being utilized when the bus stops
  • Driver texting or utilizing an electronic device while driving
  • Mechanical condition of the bus (bald tires, faulty brakes, brake lights or head lights not operating properly, etc.)
  • Conduct of the bus driver
  • Bus overcrowding (more students than seats on the bus)

When reporting a safety concern, please include as many details as possible, including the bus number, location, specific details, etc. This will help us in the investigation process.


Once received, the shared services transportation department in cooperation with the Office of Operations will begin the investigation in accordance with policy SS 3.400 and if necessary, take the actions needed.

Durham Contact Information

Contact information for shared services transportation at 901-286-6703 or our shared services transportation directors Debbie Rike, at drike@colliervilleschools.org or Michelle Beasley, at mbeasley@colliervilleschools.org. They can help you with any transportation related issues.

We have assistant principals at each school who can assist you with transportation related issues.

Dogwood: Heather Fisher (901) 756-2310 heather.fisher@gmsdk12.org

Farmington: Rob Legault (901) 756-2320 robert.legault@gmsdk12.org

Forest Hill: Zac Percoski (901) 730-8520 zachary.percoski@gmsdk12.org 

Houston High: Thomas Suchman (901) 756-2370 thomas.suchman@gmsdk12.org

Houston Middle: Michael Ruiz (901) 756-2366 michael.ruiz@gmsdk12.org

Riverale: Pam White (901) 756-2300 pamela.white@gmsdk12.org


Below is a list of issues/examples for which you can also contact Durham Services main bus lot at 901-861-0256. You can also email Jerry Meggs, our Durham Services general manager, at jmeggs@durhamschoolservices.com.

Bus is running excessively early or late to a designated stop 
Bus completely misses/does not pick up a stop
Parent/student is having an issue with a driver
Bus is picking up/dropping off at the wrong stop

GMSD Transportation Contacts

You can also contact the Office of Operations at the Germantown Municipal School District at 901-752-7900 or josh.cathey@gmsdk12.org should you need assistance.

For any issues that are persistent and/or that you feel are not being addressed in an efficient and timely manner, please contact the shared services transportation department and/or the Office of Operations. 
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