Mary Alice Jones (409) 981-6400 Ex 3305
Mollye Holzheuser (409) 981-6400 Ex 3320
ISD provides, free of charge, transportation between home and school to
all eligible students enrolled in the district.
fleet consists of 23 -72-passenger school buses, 5 -77 passenger school
buses , 5 47-passenger (or smaller) school buses and 1-van type school
buses. These buses travel more than 1,300 miles daily on 20 routes to
transport more than 1100 students to and from school. The buses are part
of a well-organized, safety oriented transportation system, with each
bus inspected and repaired regularly.
The school bus driver is
sometimes referred to as the "silent teacher." Because of the precious
cargo transported by these drivers, great care is given to their
qualifications, certification, training, and operational requirements.
Drivers must pass an annual physical and mental exam as prescribed by
the Texas Department of Public Safety, a pre-employment drug and alcohol
test, criminal background check, and an annual driver's license record
check. Drivers are also subject to random alcohol and drug screenings
throughout their employment.
The department staff of 30 employees is comprised of the following:
bus transportation is a privilege offered by the district free of
charge to students who live two-miles or more from his/her zoned campus
as measured by the nearest commonly traveled public road.
privilege is conditional upon the student observing safe and appropriate
behavior while waiting for the bus, riding the bus, and departing the
Parent / Guardian Responsibilities
Bus Safety Rules
School bus transportation is a privilege offered by Hardin-Jefferson ISD to all students who are eligible for this service.
school district staff and bus drivers share your concern about the
safety of your child. You can assist in providing a safe bus ride by
reviewing the following information with your child.
Meeting the Bus
Rules on the Bus
Departing the Bus
Consequences for Rule Violations
a student fails to observe the bus safety rules, the bus driver will
complete a bus safety report which will be sent to the appropriate
School Administrator. The School Administrator will then conference with
the student and assign disciplinary action based upon the incident.
Clause If a bus safety incident is deemed severe enough, the
progressive discipline steps may be by-passed and the student may be
removed from transportation for a length of time as deemed appropriate
by the school administrator.
Any student that loses bus riding privileges is still required to attend school.