Transportation Department

  • Bus Transportation

    Knox County Schools contracts with independent service providers operating more than 335 buses on all instructional days and traveling in excess of 3,000,000 miles each school year.


    Transportation Eligibility 

    Students in grades K-5 residing greater than one mile from their zoned school, by the shortest route, are eligible.
    Students in grades 6-12 residing greater than one and one-half miles from their zoned school, by shortest route, are eligible.
    Approximately 42,800 students reside outside the Parent Responsibility Zone (PRZ) and are eligible for transportation services.


    Transportation Need to Know

    For a condensed version of transportation-related procedures based on school board policies, please refer to the following links:

    Transportation Need to Know/FAQ

    Transportacion Necesito Saber


    Additional Resources

    Please check the left hand panel for information regarding bus stop locations, school zones, school bus safety, safe routes to school and much more.

Transportation Contacts