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 

September 10, 2014

September SBOE agenda posted online

The State Board of Education will meet in Austin Sept. 16-19. Watch a live streaming video of all the meetings. The full agenda is also available online.

September 15, 2014

Fifteen Texans to receive SBOE Hero for Children Award

 The State Board of Education (SBOE) announced today that 15 Texans who provide hundreds of hoursof volunteer service to Texas public schools will be honored with the Heroes for Children award at the SBOE meeting on Friday, Sept. 19. 

September 10, 2014

TEA to apply for federal preschool expansion grant

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams notified the U.S. Department of Education that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant.  The grant could be valued at as much as $30 million per year for four years.

September 05, 2014

TEA releases 2013-2014 financial accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released financial accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters across the state. The 2013-2014 ratings are based on annual financial reports provided to TEA by districts and charters from the 2012-2013 school year.  For 2013-2014, approximately 95 percent of Texas school districts passed with a FIRST rating of Standard or above.