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.

    Additional Resources

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


Transportation Contacts

  • Andrew Johnson Building, 4th floor

    (865) 594-1550 - Main

    (865) 594-0252 - Special Education Trans.

    (865) 594-1935 - Transportation Hotline

    (865) 594-1557 - Fax



    Ryan Dillingham

    Director of Transportation

    Kim Severance

    Customer Service Manager