Knox County Schools introduces 2 new transportation positions


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County Schools has created two new positions as part of the transportation department.

The school system says they are working to reconfigure and reallocate resources in the transportation safety program and daily transportation management by creating a Customer Service Manager and Transportation Safety Officer.

In the Transportation Department, the Customer Service Manager will help ensure a communication between parents, schools and contractors. He or she will also follow up and resolve all concerns and complaints.

In the School Security Office, a Transportation Safety Officer will oversee the school bus Safety Check Ride Program, driver training and road testing. This position has been filled by Lt. James Puckett. He will begin work in the future, Knox County Schools Director of Public Affairs Melissa Ogden said.

The Customer Service Manager position will be advertised in the next few days, according to the school system.

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