OSSD Department of Transportation

It is the mission of the OSSD Department of Transportation to provide our students with a safe, clean, and reliable method of transportation to and from school. While the majority of our students are transported to school by their parents/guardians, our district operates a small fleet of school buses to provide transportation to students who reside in the school district and for school-sponsored trips.
 
The district acquired a new 90 passenger Class D bus in August 2018 and a new 72 passenger Class C bus in October 2019. Both of these buses are equipped with the latest security and safety features including Child Check systems, dual-head interior camera systems which monitor bus speed/location, dash cameras, back-up cameras, LED lighting, and air conditioning. 
 
In May 2019, the Tennessee Department of Energy and Conservation announced that OSSD would receive a school bus replacement grant in the amount of $370,000 to purchase three propane fueled buses. These Class C buses will be fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly, and equipped with the most up-to-date technology for safety. The board of education voted on May 7, 2020 to award the contract for purchase to Central States Bus. The district will receive two 78 passenger school buses and one 42 passenger school bus in October. For more information about these propane powered buses please visit: https://blue-bird.com/buses/vision/vision-propane-bus
 
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the OSSD Department of Transportation, please contact Zacch Brown at 423-569-8912 or by email at zbrown@oneidaschools.org
 
If you would like to work as a substitute bus driver, please contact Zacch Brown (info above). You must have a valid commercial driver's license with school bus endorsement. 
 
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In accordance with federal civil rights law, the Oneida Special School District is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by federal and/or state funds. 

To file a program discrimination complaint, write a letter addressed to OSSD Civil Rights Coordinator and provide in the letter all applicable information regarding the incident, those involved, and contact information. Submit your completed letter to OSSD by mail at PO Box 4819 Oneida, TN 37841. The Oneida Special School District is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Transportation Staff:
Zacch Brown - Director
Joe Slaven - Lead Driver
Rhonda Walters - Driver
Sherry Hammock - Driver
Alene Trammell - Driver
Paul Young - Driver
Jessica Worley - Driver
 
Current Bus Fleet
2 | 78 Passenger Class C Buses (2020) P
1 | 42 Passenger Class C Bus (2020) P
1 | 72 Passenger Class C Bus (2019)
1 | 90 Passenger Class D Bus (2018)
1 | 78 Passenger Class D Bus (2012)
1 | 24 Passenger  Class A Bus (2007)
P = Propane Fueled