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Pupil Transportation

Pupil Transportation

Published: 3/31/2021 1:10 PM

​The Kentucky Department of Education's Pupil Transportation Unit is dedicated to the safe transport of Kentucky students. KDE provides support for school districts from training bus driver trainers to the purchase of school buses.​​ 

Four-Hour and Six-Hour Updates

Registration is now open for the Kentucky schoolbus inspector and driver trainer updates. The training will be conducted online. 

4-hour updates will be from 9 am - 1 pm Eastern. A link to the training will be provided upon registration.

June 8th,10th, 22nd, and 24th     

July 13th and 15th

4-hour update registration


6-hour updates will be from 9 am - 4 pm Eastern time with a one hour lunch break from 12pm-1pm EDT. A link to the training will be provided upon registration.

June 14th and 17th

July 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd  

6-hour update registration


COVID-19 Resources for Transportation

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and Instructions

Question: Who do we contact for any transportation questions not already answered in the FAQs or instructions?

Answer: For any question not answered in the FAQs or bus cleaning instructions please contact Elisa Hanley.

KDE Covid-19 Guidance 2.0

COVID19 Cleaning Instructions - Blue Bird Buses

COVID19 Bus Cleaning Instructions - IC

COVID19 Cleaning Instructions - Thomas Buses

FMCSA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources


KDE Contact Information

Elisa Hanley - Branch Manager
(502) 564-5279 ext. 4406 
elisa.hanley@education.ky.gov

Carl Meehan- Buses 
(502) 564-5279 ext. 4442 
carl.meehan@education.ky.gov

Monica Napier - Data Submission 
(502) 564-5279 ext. 4436 
monica.napier@education.ky.gov

Jalen Garrard-Data Submission and Bus Inventory

(502) 564-5279 ext. 4451

jalen.garrard@education.ky.gov



Elisa Hanley
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of District Support
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5279 Ext. 4406
Fax (502) 564-6771 ​​
 

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