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 

August 28, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams regarding ruling in school finance case

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling in the school finance case:“Today’s decision is just a first step on a very familiar path for school finance litigation in Texas. Regardless of the ruling at the district court level, all sides have known this is an issue that will again be resolved by the Texas Supreme Court...  

August 22, 2014

SSI grades 5 and 8 STAAR mathematics requirement suspended for 2014-2015

School districts and charters have been advised by Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that due to the transition to revised statewide curriculum standards in mathematics, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments for grades 5 and 8 mathematics will be administered only once in the 2014–2015 school year.  

August 21, 2014

STAAR performance standards maintained for 2014-2015

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today notified districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will maintain initial academic performance standards (Phase-In 1) for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) program for the 2014–2015 school year.

August 20, 2014

Commissioner Williams sends charter school decisions to SBOE

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today advised members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) of his decision to grant five Generation 19 charter schools.