Burke County Public Schools has 103 school buses and transports 5,600 students. Thanks to dedicated bus drivers, these students travel safely to and from school. Our buses travel 1.1 million miles per year through many different road conditions and weather.
Interested in employment as a school bus driver or bus monitor? Contact Shane Gardner for more information.
The Custodial Services Department provides complete custodial and janitorial services in twenty-seven campuses in the district as well as provides a variety of minor maintenance tasks, both indoors and outdoors, while practicing the district Energy Conservation Policy and Guidelines. The total area maintained by the custodial staff of 97.75 positions is 2,500,205 square feet. Each school participates in the annual Custodial Inspection Program and has been awarded numerous Superior ratings in the Program.
The maintenance department has 49 employees who work to maintain 27 campuses in the Burke County School system. The departments consists of skilled tradesman who work in the areas of electricity, grounds maintenance, painting, general maintenance and carpentry, masonry, plumbing, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, locksmiths, capital projects, warehouse inventory, food service, and delivery.
The Energy Conservation program began in June 2009 as an effort to effectively manage our utility dollars and save positions within the School System. Since that time, we have become one of the leaders in the nation with our approach to conservation, and all the while achieved our goal of saving positions in the system and improved the indoor environment within the schools. To date, our cost avoidance and savings since June 2009 are $11,557,000 or 43.1%. During the same time period, Burke County Public Schools has become an Energy Star Partner and each school has been awarded the Energy Star Label as an indication of the level of conservation and efficiency that we have achieved.