School transportation funding, known as the transportation allotment, is part of overall Foundation School Program (FSP) funding. It is included as a separate line item on a school district's state aid report, known as the Summary of Finances report. Districts report transportation data to the agency through the web-based FSP System.

 Background Information on Transportation Funding (Word 43 KB)

 Bus Accident Reporting System (BARS)

School Transportation Allotment Handbook 

Reporting Instructions

Templates and Examples for Route Descriptions, Eligible Rider Rosters, and Official Counts of Eligible Riders 

Document Name PDF Link MS Word or 
Excel Link
Turn-by-Turn Route Description Template (Use Not Mandatory) PDF 49 KB Excel 60 KB
Turn-by Turn Route Description Examples PDF 269 KB   N/A
Eligible Rider Roster/Official Headcount Sheet Template for Regular Program Home-to-School (Use Not Mandatory) PDF 48 KB Word 189 KB
Eligible Rider Roster/Official Headcount Sheet Template for Regular Program Home-to-School Example PDF 69 KB N/A
Eligible Rider Roster Template for Regular Program Curriculum/Academic, Special Program, and Private Program PDF 32 KB Word 102 KB
Eligible Rider Roster/Official Headcount Sheet Template (Charter Version) N/A Word 212 KB
Eligible Rider Roster/Official Headcount Sheet - Information Sheet/Example (Charter Version) N/A Word 409 KB

 
Bus Pass or Card Program Application and Forms

Document Name   PDF Link   MS Word Link  
Program Application 68 KB N/A
Template Letter for Requesting Program Approval N/A 13 KB
Bus Pass Issuance Log 172 KB 56 KB
Bus Card Issuance Log 243 KB 58 KB
Monthly Bus Pass or Card Summary Form 174 KB  N/A

 
Application for School Transportation Allotment

  • Application for School Transportation Allotment (PDF 617 KB)
  • Application for School Transportation Allotment (Word 49 KB)

For more information, contact:

Danny Sanchez
School Transportation Unit
State Funding Division
(512) 463-9266
danny.sanchez@tea.state.tx.us 

October 01, 2014

TEA releases Community and Student Engagement ratings

The Texas Education Agency today released Community and Student Engagement ratings for the state’s school districts, charters and campuses. Under House Bill 5 passed in 2013, all districts and charters are required to evaluate their performance, as well as the performance of each campus, in regard to community and student engagement. Districts must assign one of four performance ratings – Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable or Unacceptable.    

September 30, 2014

Permanent School Fund becomes nation's largest educational endowment

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational endowment in the country.

September 30, 2014

25 Texas schools receive 2014 national Blue Ribbon honors

 Twenty-five Texas public school nominated by the Texas Education Agency have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2014.

September 23, 2014

TEA identifies 11 schools for best practice case studies project

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified 11 campuses across the state to take part in a best practices case studies project. Each of the 11 campuses were designated by TEA as High Performing and High Progress Title I Reward School.