Announcements

Bus registration now open

Take five to ride with GISD! All students who need district transportation service for the 2022-23 school year MUST REGISTER ONLINE to guarantee their seat for next year. For questions, contact Transportation at 972-494-8530

Register for the bus

Bus Route Updates

Some school buses continue to experience delays in their routes and we are working diligently to resolve issues as they occur. Parents can contact the Transportation Call Center at 972-494-8530 and the Transportation Twitter account @GISDbuses and official GISD account will also be posting updates.

Will my student get bus transportation to school?

Parents choose the school they want their children to attend during the Choice of School process, but transportation to the school you choose is not guaranteed.

The factors that determine bus transportation are:

  • designated eligibility area(s) for each school
  • proximity to neighborhood school
  • magnet program acceptance

Use the Transportation Maps system to determine if your child is eligible for bus transportation.

Transportation Maps

The Transportation Maps system allows you to display:

  • schools that will provide transportation to you based on your address
  • the schools closest to your home
  • the transportation eligibility area for specific schools and magnet programs

Transportation-eligible zones change from year to year. Make a selection below to find the right maps for you.

Transportation Maps for current school year (2021-2022)

Transportation Maps for the upcoming school year (2022-2023)

Using the Transportation Maps

  • The Bus Eligibility tab shows which schools may provide transportation based on your address. Remember that transportation to magnet program schools is only provided for students that are accepted into the magnet program.
    • Enter your home address.
    • Choose a level (elementary, middle, or high).
    • Click the find button.
  • The Closest School(s) tab shows which schools are closest to your home.
    • Enter your home address.
    • Choose a level (elementary, middle, or high).
    • Click the Show Results button.
  • The Transportation Maps system also allows you to overlay the map with a layer that displays the bus transportation eligibility area for each school you are interested in.
    • Use the checkboxes to choose which map layers to display. You can choose a level (elementary, middle, high) or select a specific magnet program.

How are bus stop locations determined?

We determine the placement of bus stops based on:

  • student safety
  • demographics
  • walking distance to stop
  • number of students riding the bus in the area
  • Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines

Bus routes are designed to promote student safety while balancing stop pick-up time with on-time arrival for campus bell times. Elementary students may be required to walk up to ¼ of a mile to a bus stop. Secondary students may be required to walk up to ½ of a mile. Bus routes are designed to limit student ride time to no more than 50 minutes one-way if at all possible, however, most students ride under 40 minutes one-way.

 A student’s bus stop may change from year to since all routes are designed for the students who are riding each new school year.

Find bus route information

Parents of school bus riders can find bus numbers and pickup times in Skyward Family Access:

  1. Login into your parent Skyward account.
  2. On the left, go to portfolio (where report cards are).
  3. Choose “2021-22 School Year Bus Info Letter”.

When do I have to be at the bus stop?

Students are required to be at their bus stop and ready to board the bus at least 5 (five) minutes prior to the scheduled stop time. 

For after school drop-off, Kindergarten students must be met by a parent/guardian/caregiver at the bus stop, or the student may be returned to school.

Students must respect the bus driver and follow their instructions. See bus rules and regulations.

When should I stop for a bus?

Two-lane

Vehicles traveling in both directions MUST stop.
Multi-lane paved bus information

Multi-lane paved fully

Vehicles traveling in both directions MUST stop.
Divided highway bus example

Divided highways

Vehicles behind bus MUST stop. Vehicles traveling in opposite direction continue with caution.

Contact us

For more information about bus transportation, contact: