The Transportation Department oversees the safe transport of students to and from school and on special trips. Every day, 11 buses cover 245 miles on eight regular routes and three special education routes. All buses are equipped with cameras and most have seatbelts. More than 20 percent of students ride the bus. The staff of 17 drivers participate in annual training in CPR, First Aid and epinephrine injection. In addition, the Tennessee Highway Patrol provides an annual driver safety training.
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Regular Education Route Information
The times listed are estimates, but should not change by more than 5 to 7 minutes (depending on traffic and weather conditions). Initially we ask that you have your students out at their bus stops at least 5 minutes early. After the first few weeks the times should be consistent, barring any issue.
If you have questions, contact Marty Street (Transportation Supervisor) at 423-547-8000 EXT 1530.
Drivers/Bus Number/Schools Served
Larry Adams / Bus 25 / EHS, TAD, ESE
Rick Wagner / Bus 26 / ELC
Johnny Hayes / Bus 27 / EHS, TAD, ESE
Richard Oliver / Bus 29 / EHS, TAD, HME, ESE
Gary Nidiffer / Bus 30 / EHS, TAD, WSE
Lisa Carrier / Bus 31 / EHS, TAD, HME
George Duffy / Bus 34 / EHS, TAD, HME
Wayne Hayes / Bus 36 / EHS, TAD, WSE
Jimmy Hilton / Bus 37 / EHS, TAD, WSE
Special Education Route Information
For information regarding special education transportation, contact Dr. Myra Newman (Director of Special Education & Guidance Services) at 423-547-8000 EXT 8209
Special Education Drivers/Bus Number
Larry Crowe / Bus 28
Mike Peters / Bus 32
Kevin Grindstaff / Bus 11