Department Of Transportation

Director: Richard Davis
Assistant Director: Terri Desjardins

Address: 7050 Roscoe Turner Rd. Kiln, MS 39556

Phone #: (228) 255-6256

Hours of Operation:

Electronic Bus Emergency Forms are now available to complete online. Forms completed no later than 11:00 AM will allow the student to ride the same day afternoon route.

Students whose forms are completed after 11:00 AM on a school day will be assigned a bus beginning on the following day, the afternoon route.

Students are only allowed to ride a bus if they have a bus emergency form on file with the HCSD Dept. of Transportation. Students are only allowed 2 addresses (primary and alternate) to be picked up or dropped off which must be on their form. If you must change an address due to an emergency, please contact transportation at 228-255-6526 or email This must be approved by the transportation director before allowing the student to ride another bus that is not on their current bus form.

Mr. Richard Davis
Transportation Director

Richard Davis serves Hancock County School District as the Director of Transportation. Prior to being named director, he served six months as Assistant Transportation Director. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. It was in the Mississippi Delta that he began his 27.5-year teaching career, teaching various history classes, and his 22.5-year career as a bus driver. He has also served as an assistant coach for the HHS Hawks baseball team.

Over his many years as a bus driver, Richard began to appreciate the job that is done in the Transportation Office. He always tried to treat the students on his bus route the way he would want his own children treated. After making the transition from the classroom to the Department of Transportation, he began to get a better understanding of what it takes to get students to and from school, safely.

Mr. Davis strives to do what is best for the school district and the children of Hancock County. In the words of a legend in the transportation business, “at the end of the day, he wants to leave the Department of Transportation better than when he found it.”

Originally from Indianola, Mississippi, Richard, his wife April, and their three sons moved to Hancock County in 2007. His wife currently teaches the Teacher Academy program at the Hancock County Career Technical Center, and all three of his sons are graduates of Hancock High School. He enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.