Purpose: Jasper Independent School District Transportation Department is charged with the responsibility to provide the safest, most cost effective transportation system for our community. Statistics across the nation prove that the safest way for a youngster to get to and from school is on a school bus – even safer than walking or being driven by parents. The school district is pleased to provide transportation for its students and solicits your assistance in helping create a safe, healthy operation.
Responsibility: Our drivers are charged with the responsibility of transporting the most valuable cargo. The school bus transportation industry has proven to be the safest mode of transportation; this is an ongoing effort and must have support from parents. It is extremely important that parents instruct students in safety procedures such as going to and from the bus stop in a safe manner, standing back (away) from traffic, and no horseplay.
Personnel: Not everyone is eligible to transport your child. JISD drivers must meet rigid criteria such as criminal history check, drug testing and state, local and in-house training.
Routes: We presently transport 1,425 students per day and travel approximately 361,000 miles per year. Routes are designed to service each area of our district, but it is not a door-to-door service. Twenty-four regular routes and four special needs routes are operated AM and PM. Eight mid-day routes are also operated daily. Our Special Needs students are served with buses equipped to meet their needs.
Informational Items: Most routes will begin in much the same manner as last year. Changes that are made will be available to you on this web page as soon as possible. Any questions concerning routes or pick-up/drop-off times should be directed to the Transportation Department, 384-2252.