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 29, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams Regarding the ECS Blueprint For College Readiness Report

 The Education Commission of the States (ECS) today released its Blueprint for College Readiness report, which features an analysis of the top 10 critical K-12 and higher education policies promoting college readiness and success. The State of Texas met seven of the 10 policies emphasized in the blueprint. The report also spotlights Texas’ campus and school district accountability system as an example of policy for other states to follow.  

October 24, 2014

Texas Safe Schools Week: Bully Prevention is Key for Safe Learning Environments

As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today joined forces to remind districts and charter of resources available to help address and combat bullying and cyberbullying on campus.

October 23, 2014

Commissioner Williams directs EPISD board of managers to order 2015 elections

 In a letter to the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), Commissioner of Education Michael Williams this week directed the district’s appointed board of managers to order an election to be set on May 9, 2015. The Commissioner’s directive marks the first step in the district’s transition from the current appointed board to an elected board of trustees.

October 23, 2014

Texas Safe Schools Week: Shared Responsibility in Identifying, Reporting Inappropriate Educator-Student Relationships

 As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today advised that everyone in education – including students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches and staff – plays a critical role in identifying and reporting improper educator-student relationships.