To provide bus transportation for students efficiently, the FISD Transportation Department requests parents allow three weeks of school to be underway to get routes settled, new routes to become routine and new stops to be fine tuned.
The two week period provides time for bus drivers to determine which students and which locations will want bus transportation. To do this, some delays are expected. Campuses are aware of the delays and students will not be counted tardy for their classes.
During the first few days of school, extra time and care is taken to load students at elementary and intermediate campuses. Those delays are compounded by large amounts of car traffic around all campuses, resulting in much later than normal afternoon arrival times for all routes. The schedules will become closer to normal each day that school progresses.
“We do appreciate all of our parent’s concern and understanding during the first two weeks of school. We realize the importance of helping students get to school in a timely manner but it usually takes three weeks to refine the routes,” Superintendent Trish Hanks said. “We are asking for parents’ patience in this matter.”
After the first two weeks, parents needing route information can contact the Transportation Department at 281-482-6025.
The FISD Transportation is under the direction of Director Mike Jones. The department supports the district’s educational mission by providing safe, orderly, positive, timely and efficient professional transportation services.
School bus stops have been established to provide safe places for students to load and unload the bus. To find where the bus will stop and which bus a child will ride, go to http://www.fisdk12.net/services/trans/ and click on Bus Routes (Transfinder).