Our mission is to maximize the use of resources in support of student achievement.


About Us

The employees of the CMCSS Operations Department have the privilege of operating and maintaining over five million square feet of facilities and 335+ school buses across the district.

Supporting Our Students

We are very proud of our schools, our beautiful campuses, and the performance of our school bus fleet. The Operations Department is involved in land purchases, long range planning, zoning, contingency operations, and weather decisions. The Student Transportation Department coordinates and provides all student transportation services to our students. Our work has a positive impact on student achievement.

Supporting Our Employees

The Vehicle Maintenance Department is responsible for coordinating and conducting all maintenance services of the district’s 611 vehicles including the vehicles of EMS, EMA, and MCVFD. 

The Facilities Management Department is responsible for managing the construction, renovation, and capital improvements of our facilities, for our utilities management, and for maintaining our re-districting software. 

The Building Maintenance Department is responsible for coordinating and conducting all maintenance services on our facilities and grounds and for providing district level custodial support to the District’s 178 custodians.

Students with Specialized Transportation Needs

CMCSS provides transportation services for specific students which meets the needs expressed by their Individualized Education or Section 504 Plan.  The bus stop location may be the same as for the other neighborhood riders. For more information please see TRN-P002.

Environmentally Safe Schools

In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), public notification of the School System’s status for asbestos-containing building material (ACBM) is required. Since the completion of the original abatement work in 1987, no other ACBM has been
discovered. To prevent the remaining asbestos from being disturbed, the school system maintains an EPA-required Asbestos Management Plan and Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan. An accredited AHERA inspector conducts inspections every six months, and required annual reports are submitted to
the Tennessee Department of Education. Refer any questions related to asbestos management to the Safety and Health Department at (931) 920-7836. Additionally, pesticides are used in the schools and on the grounds by a licensed, certified professional.