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Bus Ridership Software        

Parents can link to their child(ren)'s bus ridership in the following ways:

Step 1:  Go to https://txlagrangeisd.traversaride360.com/ to create an account

Step 2:  Link your child(ren) to your account. (Student grade and Student ID number are required)  For Kindergarten use "KG" and for Pre-K use "PK"

Step 3:  Download the “Ride 360” app on your phone and login to see up-to-date scans

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Parent Letters

February 8, 2021 - Traversa Student Ridership

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SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION

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Welcome to La Grange ISD's Transportation Page

Last updated 11/29/2021

We will keep this page up-to-date with the latest news affecting student transportation.  

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  • No bus transportation changes will be made after August 16, 2021. All changes thereafter can be requested at any time but will only go into effect on the 1st and 15th of every month (Starting September 1, 2021).

  • La Grange ISD issues 1 free card to each student riding a bus. Any lost, broken, or replacement cards are $5.00 each. Every child must present this card and scan on and off the bus every time. Failure to do so will forfeit their bus riding privileges as outlined in the Student Handbook. This card is designed to last multiple years and students are responsible for maintaining their card over any student holiday and/or summer break.

School Board Transportation Policies (excerpts from the 2021-2022 Student Handbook, pages 122-127)

  • School-Sponsored Trips 

Students who participate in school-sponsored trips are required to use school-provided transportation to and from the event. However, in accordance with campus procedures, a parent may provide written consent for his or her child to ride with or be released after the event to the parent or another adult designated by the parent. [See School-Sponsored Field Trips on page 108.]

  • Buses and Other School Vehicles 

The district makes school bus transportation available to all students living two or more miles or within the designated hazardous zone within 2 miles from school and to any students who are experiencing homelessness outside of the hazardous zone. This service is provided at no cost to students.

Bus routes and stops will be designated annually. Any subsequent changes will be posted at the school and on the district’s website. For the safety of the driver and all passengers, students must board district vehicles only at authorized stops and drivers must unload passengers only at authorized stops. At no time should a parent follow the bus if a student missed the bus.

La Grange ISD School Board policy allows students to be transported to and from: 

1. Parent’s home 

2. Grandparent’s home 

3. Licensed daycare. (The list can be found here)

In order to properly monitor the safety of our bus riders, LGISD Transportation will limit students to one pick up location in the morning and one drop off location in the afternoon. By limiting pick La Grange ISD Student Handbook 123 up/drop off locations, bus routing is more consistent, bus rosters change less and student safety is enhanced.

A parent may designate a child-care facility or grandparent’s residence as the regular pickup and drop-off location for his or her child. The designated location must be an approved stop on an approved route. For information on bus routes and stops or to designate an alternate pickup or drop-off location, contact Brian Fair, Transportation Supervisor at 979-968-7020.

Emergency changes to student drop-off cannot be made after 2:00 p.m. and must be approved by the student’s principal.

Students are expected to assist district staff in ensuring that buses and other district vehicles are clean and safe. When riding in district vehicles, students are held to behavioral standards established in this handbook and the Student Code of Conduct.

Food will not generally be allowed on route buses unless the bus operator approves the privilege.

Phones will be allowed with headphones and must remain on silent.

A person, adult or student, commits an offense if the person intentionally disrupts, prevents, or interferes with the lawful transportation of children to or from school or an activity sponsored by a school on a vehicle owned or operated by an independent school district. See the Student Code of Conduct

For safety reasons, parents may not pick up students in the bus loading area at the Elementary campus. Should a last minute change occur in student transportation at dismissal, the office must be notified by 2:00 p.m., otherwise the student will remain on their regular route to be transported to their destination.

Students are expected to assist district staff in ensuring that buses remain in good condition and that transportation is provided safely. When riding in district vehicles, including buses, students are held to behavioral standards established in this handbook and the Student Code of Conduct.

The following rules shall apply to student conduct on school transportation: 

1. Passengers shall follow the bus operator’s directions at all times. 

2. Passengers shall board and leave the bus in an orderly manner at the designated bus stop nearest their home. 

3. Passengers shall not stand on the bus when the bus is in motion. 

4. Passengers must fasten their seat belts, if available. 

5. Passengers shall keep books, band instrument cases, and other objects out of the aisle of the bus. 

6. Passengers shall not deface the bus and/or its equipment and will be held responsible for the cost of repairs.

7. Passengers shall not extend head, hands, arms, or legs out of the window, nor hold any object out of the window, nor throw objects within or out of the bus. 

8. Passengers will not smoke or use any form of tobacco or e-cigarette. 

9. Usual classroom conduct shall be observed. Unruly conduct, including the use of obscene language, will subject the passenger to disciplinary action. 

10. Upon leaving the bus, the student will wait for the driver’s signal before crossing in front of the bus. 

11. Students must obey and respect the orders of monitors or patrols on duty. 

12. Students must not try to get on or off the bus or move about within the bus while it is in motion. 

13. Students must never stand in the roadway while waiting for the bus. 

14. In case of an accident, any personal injury or damage to personal property must be reported at once to the operator, director of operations, or administrator investigating. 

15. Students shall not occupy the driver’s seat or driver’s area. 

16. All glass containers are prohibited. 

17. All animals are prohibited. 

18. Students riding a bus to school are not to leave campus prior to school unless the principal gives permission. 

19. Students riding a bus from school are not to leave the grounds after school prior to the departure of the buses unless the principal gives permission.

20. Radios, handheld games, CD players, Ipads, and/or Ipods used without headphones, only 1 earbud in at any time, shall be prohibited on regular bus routes. 

21. Cell phones may not be used in “speaker mode”. 

22. Flash photography, of any kind, is prohibited on school buses. 

23. Inflatables are prohibited on buses. 

24. Video cameras are used on buses. 

25. Bus riders are required to adhere to student dress code.

All behavioral problems on the bus will be forwarded to the student’s campus assistant principal for follow-up. Misconduct will be addressed in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct, including loss of the privilege to ride in a district vehicle.

See Handbook page 124-125 for Minor and Major Offenses/

Consequences

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct by a student being transported on a school bus may result in disciplinary action at the campus and/or suspension of riding privileges. The campus principal or assistant principal will determine the severity of the offense based on information provided by the bus driver. On all referrals the campus administrator will conference with the student and attempt to contact a parent/guardian. The principal or assistant principal will use his or her discretion in applying consequences for behavior that occurs while students are riding district-provided transportation. Referrals and their accompanying progressive consequence will be considered separately between Minor and Major offenses.

Minor Offenses

Consequences for Minor Offenses MAY be allied using the following table: See page 125-126 for the table

Major Offenses

Major offenses may result in the automatic suspension of bus riding privileges. Principals, upon their determination of severity, have the authority to suspend bus riding privileges for the remainder of the semester or year at any time. Major offenses are addressed using the following table: See page 126 for the table.

Bus Cards

La Grange ISD utilizes a bus software program that manages student ridership. The program increases the safety and security of the students' experience on the bus, it also has the ability to notify parents when their child gets on and off the bus. The bus card is an RFID device that gets scanned when loading and unloading the bus.

The software immediately notifies the Bus Operator if the student is assigned to that bus and if the student is getting off at the right bus stop.

The District is providing 1 FREE RFID Card to each bus riding student. The replacement costs for lost or damaged bus cards will be $ 5.00 and these bus cards will be picked up at the end of the school year and re-issued next school year as they are designed to last multiple years.

Parent(s) can link to their child(ren)’s transportation account by:

Step 1: Go to https://txlagrangeisd.traversaride360.com/ to setup your account

Step 2: Link your child(ren) to your account. (Student grade and Student ID number are required)

Step 3: Download the “Ride 360” app on your phone and login to see up-to-date scans

Parents can share this link with any other person they choose but must provide that person(s) their own child’s Student ID and Birthdate. [See the Student Code of Conduct for provisions regarding transportation to the DAEP.]

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Are you interested in being a School Bus Operator?  Do you love kids?

Here are some links to help you prepare for your certifications.

  • Texas Education Agency Requirements for Bus Drivers

  • Texas Department of Public Safety Commercial Driver Handbook

    • The following 6 exams must be passed at a Texas Division of Motor Vehicles location:

      • Special Requirements

      • General Knowledge

      • School Bus

      • Passenger Vehicles

      • Air Brakes

      • Pre-Trip

  • Once all 6 written exams are passed, potential bus operators must pass the following hands-on tests with DPS:

    • Pre-Trip Inspection

    • Air Brake Test

    • Straight line backing, offset backing, and parallel parking

    • Driver road test

  • Texas Education Agency Region 13  School Bus Driver Certification Schedule

  • We are Hiring!

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LGISD Transportation Department Contact Information

For emergencies regarding school bus transportation, please call the your child's campus office. Any emergency changes must be approved by the Principal.

  • High School: 979-968-4800

  • Middle School: 979-968-4747

  • Elementary School: 979-968-4100

Additional contact numbers:

  • Transportation Facility: 979-968-7020 (M-F: 6am-2pm. Leave a detailed message if no answer)

  • Transportation Supervisor, Brian Fair: 979-968-7040

  • La Grange ISD Administration: 979-968-7000