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 

July 21, 2014

Charter applicants interviews scheduled for Monday through Wednesday

Texas Education Agency staff and State Board of Education members will interview 10 Generation 19 charter applicants Monday through Wednesday. The meeting begins at 9:15 a.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. A schedule of interviews is available online. Please note that one applicant, Rocketship, has withdrawn. The meetings will be live streamed. 

July 18, 2014

TEA launches federal grant flexibility initiative

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched a federal grant flexibility initiative aimed at providing increased flexibility to grantees, including school districts, charter schools, education service centers, colleges and universities and non-profit entities that receive certain federal education grants administered through TEA.

July 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams names Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his appointments to a seven-member board of managers for the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The board of managers will be responsible for overseeing the management of the BISD, including oversight of the district’s efforts to address and correct identified deficiencies and to implement effective, structural and procedural improvement strategies for long-term, positive change. 

June 24, 2014

TEA advises districts of Community and Student Engagement deadline

The Texas Education Agency has advised all school districts and charters of the summer deadlines to submit locally-assigned performance ratings. Under House Bill 5 passed last year by the 83rd Texas Legislature, all districts are required to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in regard to community and student engagement.