Pursuant to Senate Bill 1, 2021 Extraordinary Session, districts are required to submit their current COVID-19 School Operations Plan and any subsequent drafts to KDE for informational purposes.
Districts may submit their plans to KDE using this form.

Pupil Transportation


Published: 3/3/2022 11:12 AM
All Kentucky school buses are inspected each month by a Kentucky State Certified School Bus Inspector. School bus inspectors must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience and complete training by a Certified School Bus Inspector Trainer.

Each year a specification working group meets to make any necessary changes to the school bus specifications. This working group is comprised of superintendents, school bus drivers, school bus driver trainers, technicians and inspectors.

Upon the completion of the school bus specifications and bid process, school districts are able to purchase the new school buses. 

Bus Ordering

Orders for buses are placed electronically and are closely monitored by KDE staff until delivery. Orders received on or before November 16 will be delivered in May. Purchase Authorization must include a list of options for purchase. All options must be purchased by the use of a local district purchase order. All KISTA financed bus orders must be submitted by November 1 to allow the KDE to approve the bonds.

If you need assistance accessing​ a document​​​, please contact the Pupil Transportation Branch.

​Bus Inventory

School bus inventory is updated once a year, starting in October and finalized in December. School districts provide the inventory data and must ensure that all Kentucky school buses are listed in the school bus inventory program.​

Carl Meehan
Office of Finance and Operations​
Division of District Support
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5279  ext. 4442
Fax (502) 564-6771
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