The Marietta City School District offers school bus transportation to students at the elementary level who live one mile from their home school, and to students attending Marietta High School who live more than two miles from their home school.
An average of 2,100 students are transported each day. The support personnel of the Marietta City School District is vital to the operation of the district. The bus drivers, custodial and maintenance staff, aides, and secretarial employees are the classified personnel that makes Marietta such a successful school system.
WONDERING HOW MCSD DECIDES TO CLOSE OR DELAY SCHOOL?
At Marietta City Schools, our top priority is always the safety and security of our students. With the wintry weather on its way, here’s a reminder for how we decide to close or delay school.
WHEN DO WE CLOSE OR DELAY SCHOOL?
There is no set amount of snow that will guarantee a delay or closing of school. If we are concerned about the safe travel of our young drivers and bus drivers, we are up early in the morning traveling the streets. If we feel it is safe for students and buses to travel on the roads, then school will be in session for the day. If it seems like the roads will be clear or safe to travel on in a couple hours, a two-hour delay will be called. If we feel the roads are entirely unsafe, school will be cancelled for the day.
HOW ARE PARENTS ALERTED OF A CLOSING OR DELAY?
School closings are announced via a number of platforms. Closings will be announced through:
District social media accounts - Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
A Robo-Call to all parents/guardians
A text message to all parents/guardians
A push notification through MCSD App
On local radio stations
On WTAP TV Channel
Please note: The Robo-Call system can be used for a number of other uses. Please listen to the entire message when you receive a call of this type.