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Dear Parents:

Welcome to the fourth quarter of the 2016-2017 academic year. As you may be aware, Virginia law governing pupil transportation mandates that “emergency exit drills shall be practiced by all pupil riders at least twice a year. . . the second in the second semester and shall include the school bus driver.” We will conduct bus evacuation drills April 25-28, 2017. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 25 – morning               Powhatan Elementary Runs

Wednesday, April 26 – afternoon        All Middle School Runs

Thursday, April 27 – morning              Flat Rock and Pocahontas Elementary Runs

Friday, April 28 – afternoon                All High School Runs


     Thank you to all PCPS Bus and Car Drivers who work hard to safely transport the children of Powhatan County every day.

Substitute Bus Drivers Wanted
Excellent Benefits:
  • CDL Bus/Passenger training providedSchool Bus
  • Work schedule aligned with school
    calendar. Drivers typically work
    four hours each day. This work
    schedule is great for parents of 
    school-aged children
Apply online at:


Collage of school buses
Powhatan County Public Schools operates a fleet of 81 buses and 40 vehicles with approximately 75 contract drivers, six assistants, and six substitute drivers. Our first pick up is approximately 6:30 in the morning and our last drop off is approximately 4:50 in the afternoon. With an average of 40 students per bus, we transport about 4,000 students daily. We provide bus service to general education and special needs students as well as extra-curricular school activities. We operate 22 High School routes, 39 Middle/Junior High routes, 38 Elementary routes, and 6 Special Needs routes. Of the Middle/Junior High and Elementary routes, 36 are double runs.

 Our staff members include a director, an administrative assistant, a bus garage supervisor, a driver dispatcher, and a parts coordinator. All are dedicated to the safety of our children. In addition to contract and substitute drivers, we have four fleet maintenance employees who service and maintain our fleet in tip-top condition. Our technicians are ASE certified and receive ongoing staff development on proper procedures dealing with school bus maintenance. 

Our office is located at 3975 Old Buckingham Road. Our staff is ready to respond to your questions and provide you with quality customer service.  

Office Hours:

6:00 am - 5:30 pm

Monday - Friday

Transportation Department Phone Numbers:



In the event of an emergency after hours please call:


Kris Gwaltney, Transportation Director

Kris Gwaltney
Director of Transportation
Extension #3

Brian Bartlett, Bus Garage Supervisor

Brian Bartlett
Bus Garage Supervisor
Extension #4

Nora Cosner, Administrative Assistant for Transportation

Nora Cosner
Administrative Assistant for Transportation
Extension #5

J.C. Baumbach, Dispatcher
J. C. Baumbach

Extension #2 

Susan D'Esposito, Transportation Parts Coordinator

Susan D'Esposito
Transportation Parts Coordinator

Support Staff

Vincent Holman      Transportation Mechanic

Michael Parker         Transportation Mechanic

                David Yates            Transportation Mechanic