New transportation director is on board - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New transportation director is on board

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

June 25, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County School leaders hope a new transportation director will help ease the transition into staggered school starting times and help smooth over problems with bus drivers.

John Lyles replaces Willie Griffin who retired at the end of May after 43-years of service. Lyles comes to Dougherty from the Clayton County School System where he managed a staff of 700 who transported 35,000 students.

Bus schedules will change drastically this year as the Dougherty County System adjust school start and end times.

"One of the things that we are very pleased about is he had worked in a school system that already had the tiered start times. And so we already know that he knows this process. As a professional, he will work to bring transportation to higher level," said Superintendent Dr. Sally Whatley.

There's also been turmoil with bus drivers who repeatedly complained about safety and pay issues. Wednesday Lyles met the president of the bus drivers union who said she hoped he would improve relations with the drivers.

Feedback
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • DOCO students prepare for state testing

    DOCO students prepare for state testing

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:14:05 GMT
    Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>
  • Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:04:54 GMT
    Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>
  • Tift Community Market faces struggles after January storm

    Tift Community Market faces struggles after January storm

    Sunday, April 23 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-23 20:58:55 GMT
    Tift Community Market runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Source: WALB)Tift Community Market runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Source: WALB)

    An Albany market is still hurting after the January Storms destroyed it's home base.  Tift Community Market opened for the season in March, but in a new location.  

    More >>

    An Albany market is still hurting after the January Storms destroyed it's home base.  Tift Community Market opened for the season in March, but in a new location.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly