Facilities & Transportation

Tim Grayson
Director of Facilities & Transportation



Transportation Department - This department's role is to provide safe, comfortable, reliable, and timely student transportation to school; home from school; and to extra-curricular events.  It is our goal to provide a transportation environment in which students, staff, and parents feel secure.  Our goal is to make that first contact a positive experience for both the student and the driver.

Question? Why doesn't the Transportation Office call me when the bus is delayed in the AM or PM?  Is there a place I can call for information about a bus delay?

Answer: School buses, like any form of mass transportation, are significantly affected by many uncontrollable factors.  These factors may include a shortage of drivers due to sickness or other, (weather, season, road repair/closure, traffic) conditions, run coverage, etc.  If the bus is late and the student rides it to school, he/she will not be counted tardy.  The Transportation Division strives to keep all buses running as close to the published time schedule as possible.  We do ask that the students arrive at least 5 minutes early to the stop location.  This ensures that we account for seasonal traffic conditions.  We notify schools as soon as we confirm late buses.  If you feel the bus is running late, please contact the school for the latest information or contact the Transportation Department at 859-292-3005.

  • All special needs students will be transported to all locations - If transportation is required in their IEP.
  • Students from South Newport and the Waterworks Road area will be transported to the various schools.
  • Transportation will be provided for special circumstances: homeless students, women's crisis center, other necessary social services.
  • All pre-school students will be transported.
  • Bus schedules can be picked up from the Welcome Center, during regular business hours.  To find out if your child qualifies, contact the Transportation Department.



Newport Transportation Dept will begin registering students from Newport Primary School and Newport Intermediate School beginning Aug. 1st at 8:30. You can contact Kathi Baldwin at 859-292-3001. Ms. Baldwin will be located outside of the Welcome Center during Home Visit Day August 6th from 12:00 to 5:00. The Transportation Dept will also have sign ups during National Night Out at Target on Aug. 6th. Transportation Dept will also be available at the Newport Intermediate Open House on August 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 as well as Newport Primary Open House on Aug. 8th from 5:00 to 7:00.

 Newport High School students will be transported by TANK again this year. If you rode TANK last year we will issue you a new badge that can be picked up during Newport High Schools Open House on August 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 or in the front office beginning August 9th. Incoming 7th grade students who rode Newport buses last year will have a badge made for them as well. Any new students to the district or others who have decided they would like to utilize TANK will have their picture taken at Newport High School Open House and their badges will be available to be picked up in the front office.

Any questions please contact Kathi Baldwin at 859-292-3001



Tank Bus2018


Information for the 2019-20 Tank Bus route will be available soon. 




With the approach of cold weather and the dreaded S word, SNOW, the NIS transportation department wants to remind everyone of our procedures for winter weather. Please refer to the Wind Chill and Inclement Weather Plan found on our district website,, for an overview of how we will make decisions and how these decisions will be communicated to your family.

In addition, during days of extreme cold, once the initial routes are finished the transportation department will be making additional runs across Newport to pick up students who are walking to school in order to get them out of the cold. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 859-292-3001.

For Facilities and Transportation related questions or issues, contact Kathi Baldwin 859-292-3005


Facilities Department - The primary mission in facilities is to provide the physical environment that enhances teaching and learning; thus, ensuring that the best possible learning environment is provided for every student and staff member.  Our department will do this through planning, designing, engineering, constructing, and maintaining in a responsive, customer service, effective, and safe manner.



The Facilities/Transportation Department services are committed to providing the best learning environment through teamwork and continuous improvement in all that we do.

 Facilities/Transportation Manager, Tim Grayson 859-292-3005
For Facilities and Transportation related questions or issues, contact Kathi Baldwin 859-292-3005