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The department rules on all waiver requests from public school officials; coordinates the development of new or revised State Board rules and regulations; determines pupil transportation equipment specifications  approves and issues or rejects overload permits; distributes school bus accident, medical examination, and annual statistical report forms to local school districts; collects, compiles and analyzes data from accidents involving school buses; and, allocates pupil transportation funds to local school districts.

In collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Safety and the Tennessee Association of Pupil Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to offer the Tennessee Pupil Transportation Resources Directory.