Vehicle Accidents

If an HCDE-owned vehicle is involved in an accident, local police should be called to the scene immediately. The supervisor of the involved employee should also be contacted. Supervisors should contact the Safety Department, at (423)498-7272 or Frank Bilbrey: 23015 or Tim Harper: 23018, to investigate the accident.

If a school bus is involved in an accident, it should be determined if the vehicle is a contract-driven bus or a First Student bus.

If a contract-driven bus:

  • Contact the local police immediately
  • Contact Transportation Department at: 423-498-5555.
  • Complete the Vehicle Accident Form located at the bottom of this page.
  • Also, the HCDE Parent/Guardian Release form should be completed as necessary.

If a First Student bus is involved in an accident:

  • Contact the local police immediately
  • Contact First Student at: 423-498-5555.

If a Private Vehicle is involved in an accident or incident:
Hamilton County Board of Education does not provide insurance coverage for private motor vehicle accidents that may occur on school property. Insurance for such accidents is the responsibility of the vehicle owner or operator through commercial vehicle insurance.

Parking on school property is at the owner or operator's own risk. Hamilton County Board of Education is not responsible for private vehicle damage or theft while parked on school property.

Vehicle Accident Procedure Form

Vehicle Accident Form

Parental Guardian Release Form