Vehicle Maintenance offices are located at:
Bus Shop 1 Woodstock
135 Park Brook Drive
Woodstock, GA 30189
Bus Shop 2 Holly Springs
1665 Hickory Road
Canton, GA 30115
The Vehicle Maintenance Administrative office is located at Bus Shop 1.
Ernie Brown- Coordinator of Vehicle Maintenance
Brian Batson - Shop 1 Foreman Woodstock Facility
John Chadwick - Shop 2 Foreman Holly Springs Facility
Cheryl Opdenhoff - Coordinator's Secretary
Fleet Maintenance Statistics
Fleet Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 471 buses, 201 support vehicles, and 30 other pieces of equipment in the Cherokee County School System’s fleet.
Through a proactive and planned computerized PM and inspection schedule, the Cherokee County School System has been able to consistently maintain a mechanical reliability rating of over 99.8%. Our buses travel over 20,000 miles per day to meet a total of over 1,500 daily routes, transporting a combined total of over 54,000 students for morning and afternoon.
We have consistently received very high marks for safety and reliability from our annual Georgia State Patrol and DPS inspections for the past 40 years. We strive to provide safe and reliable transportation for our students by cost effectively managing allocated school system resources of space, time, and budget, managed with our School System Fleet Maintenance computer program.
We are also very proud to have on staff eight Master Technicians and other ASE Certified Technicians.
CCSD Transportation Department Recertified
for National Blue Seal of Excellence!
August, 2019-- The CCSD Transportation Department has earned recertification of its prestigious National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal of Excellence!
CCSD in 2015 became one of the first school systems in the State to obtain this level of certification, and just learned that this important seal of approval has been extended again based on a close review of its staff’s knowledge and practices.
“Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom to all aspects of our organization, and this recognition celebrates our Transportation department’s dedication to ensuring the safety of our school buses’ precious cargo,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Congratulations to Transportation Director Jim Georges and all of the technicians and staff who made this achievement possible!”
This recognition program is the National standard for outstanding transportation maintenance departments and companies; ASE is an independent nonprofit organization that since 1972 has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.
The initial recognition for CCSD was achieved following a two-year joint initiative by the Transportation and Human Resources departments. In order to earn and retain this recognition, at least 80 percent of the organization’s service staff must be ASE certified, and each area of service must be overseen by at least one ASE-certified professional.
In addition to passing an ASE Certification test, automotive technicians must have two years of on-the-job training or one year of on-the-job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair to qualify for certification. To remain ASE certified, professionals must be retested every five years to keep up with ever-advancing automotive technology.