After leading an extensive and thorough interview process, the Warren County Public Schools Executive Leadership Team is proud to announce Carlos “Chip” Jenkins as the next WCPS Transportation Director. The transition in the department’s leadership follows the retirement announcement of John Odom who served Warren County students for twenty years. WCPS operates one of the largest transportation organizations in South Central Kentucky while transporting nearly 10,000 students per day and traveling more than 2.5 million miles per year. Mr. Jenkins most recently served as the Transportation Director for Barren County Schools where he was instrumental in maintaining the district’s energy efficiency commitment by reducing fuel consumption from the fleet and also developing more efficient bus routes. Prior to serving Barren County Schools, Mr. Jenkins was an area supervisor for the WCPS Transportation Department between 2003-2011.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Chip Jenkins back to the WCPS family,” stated Superintendent Rob Clayton. “His professional background, outstanding work experience and strong leadership skills will ensure a smooth transition as we head into a new and unprecedented academic year. I am confident Mr. Jenkins has the skills and experience necessary to ensure we maintain our highly efficient operations while ensuring the safety of our students as they are transported back and forth to school.
“I’m incredibly humbled to return to Warren County because it’s the place that instilled in me a passion for serving students, families, and my community,” stated Chip Jenkins. “I look forward to overseeing the daily operations of our fleet and building relationships with our drivers and the students we serve.”
Mr. Jenkins will assume the lead role as WCPS Transportation Director on July 1.