What You Need To Know

Video Cameras

All buses have video/audio capabilities installed to aid our drivers with student safety while driving. The Transportation Department monitors student behavior on a regular basis.

Students should be aware that their actions and communications could be recorded at any time and upon review, a discipline notice may be issued.

Parents should be aware that the recorded information will not be made public and will be viewed only by authorized district personnel.

Parent/Driver Conflicts

Parents are not to enter the bus to discuss problems with a driver during a route or while children are on the bus. Drivers have been instructed to stay on a schedule and will close the door and drive off after all students are loaded at a stop. If a confrontation takes place and the driver cannot leave, the police will be contacted.

Please direct your complaints and/or concerns to the Transportation Manager at 281-576-2221 ext. 1279. Complaints and concerns are taken seriously and will be investigated promptly.

Tardy Students

Since drivers have a strict, tight schedule to maintain, they cannot wait for tardy students. Students need to be at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus arrives.

It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to take the student to school if he/she missed the bus. Students tardy to school will be excused if their delay is the result of bus service problems or circumstances beyond the control of the student. A student will not be excused when arriving late if they created a discipline issue or where late for the bus.

Bus Stops

It is the parent’s responsibility to see that the student gets to and from the bus stop. Be expected to walk some distance to the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus arrives. In order to be fair and consistent in placement of bus stops, we are not able to establish stops based on personal circumstances.

  • Buses are routed in the most efficient manner consistent with State Law and School board Policy regarding establishment of safe school bus stops.
  • Attempts are made to keep the bus stops along a route to a minimum.
  • Visibility plays an important factor in the establishment of a bus stop.
  • Bus stops are usually centrally located for all students along the route.
  • Bus stops are not changed to accommodate personal preference.
  • The driver must have the required distance of at least 500 feet between stops in order to activate the warning loading lights for motorists.
  • Bus stops may change at any time due to the number of students on the route.

Lost Property

Every effort is made to get all left articles back to the rightful owner. You can help us identify lost articles by putting names on clothing, backpacks, lunch kits, etc. If you feel your child may have left something on the bus, call the transportation office.