District Hosts Deputization Ceremony for 76 Atlanta Public Schools Police Department Officers

On March 17, the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) bestowed 76 officers with the ability to endorse laws outside of our school district. To understand the significance of this, it is helpful to know that before June 2016, Atlanta Public Schools did not have its own police force. Students who ran afoul of District... Continue Reading →

Hope-Hill Students get schooled on safety, earn bikes!

By Leslie Rivera Hope-Hill Media Specialist Christine Tigue commutes to school most days by bicycle.  When she does, she parks her bike behind the media center’s circulation desk and that caught the attention of several students. So many children showed an interest in cycling that Ms. Tigue teamed up with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to get... Continue Reading →

Cleveland Avenue and Dunbar Students Make Safety a Priority!

Representatives from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office recently visited Cleveland Avenue Elementary and Dunbar Elementary schools to educate students about bicycle and pedestrian safety. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program seeks to reduce pedestrian and bicycle injuries and deaths by teaching safety awareness to students and adults. Sheriff’s Office representatives taught Cleveland Avenue third... Continue Reading →

Car Rider Safety & Positive Behavior at Kimberly Elementary

This school year, Kimberly Elementary School parents are experiencing a car rider procedure that employs stricter safety measures.  Mr. Joseph Salley, who is starting his first full year as principal of Southwest Atlanta’s L.O. Kimberly Elementary School, decided that stricter safety procedures were in order for the car rider pick-up line. During the first week of... Continue Reading →

UPDATED 8/4/13: APS Posts 2013-2014 Bus Routes as District Gears Up for Day One

REVISED Bus routes for all elementary, middle and high school bus riders are now posted on the district's Department of Transportation website and available at your local school.  Routes were updated on Sunday, August 5, 2013.CLICK HERE to view Elementary School Bus RoutesCLICK HERE to view Middle School Bus RoutesCLICK HERE to view High School... Continue Reading →

APS to add bus routes, stops following a comprehensive district-wide review of the system and consideration of parent input

ATLANTA – APS is revising and adding school bus routes and stops following a comprehensive district-wide review of the system and after considering parent input during the first week and a half of classes for the new school year.             APS has developed a strategy based on a review of the... Continue Reading →

APS leader named to Georgia Supreme Court panel

 ATLANTA – School Reform Team 3 Interim Executive Director Betsy Bockman has been appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children.  Her two-year term begins October 1, 2011. The 25-member committee is charged by the Georgia Supreme Court with improving representation in juvenile court; working toward expediting appeals; providing child safety, permanency and... Continue Reading →

APS honors school crossing guards, students’ ‘first line of defense’

Describing them as "students' first line of defense," APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall paid tribute to the district's school crossing guards at an awards ceremony held in the Brewer building today. The event marks a weeklong celebration of National School Crossing Guard Recognition Week. In 2008, APS became one of the first districts in... Continue Reading →

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