Questions and Answers
Questions
1)  Who is responsible for discipline on the bus?
2)  What if I have questions about my child's transportation?
3)  What happens when items are left on the bus?
4)  What happens to bus service during bad weather?
5)  Is live audio and video surveillance in progress?
 
Answers
1)  Q Who is responsible for discipline on the bus?
A
The driver is responsible for the safety and discipline of the students on the school bus. Misconduct and safety violations by students are reported to the Transportation Director who will review the incident and advise the driver on the appropriate action to take with the student. Action may include a letter being sent home to the student’s parents or referral to the Assistant Principal for additional disciplinary action. The district has the right to deny transportation privileges of those students whose behavior jeopardizes the safety of others.
2)  Q What if I have questions about my child's transportation?
A
The Transportation Staff will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding pupil transportation.

Our telephone number is (409) 287-2929.
Our fax number is (409) 287-2139.

Office hours on school days are 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm
3)  Q What happens when items are left on the bus?
A
The Transportation Department does not maintain a "Lost and Found".
Articles that are left on the bus will remain on the bus for the student to retrieve the next time he/she rides the bus. If a parent wishes to pick up an item at our office, they may do so during our normal operating hours.
4)  Q What happens to bus service during bad weather?
A
If school is in session, the buses will run.

When there are rain showers or cold temperatures, students are still expected to be at their bus stop. Buses may make additional stops in the event of heavy rain, but the bus will not stray from the normal path of travel.

The decision to cancel school or dismiss early is made by the Superintendent. Monitor local television and radio stations for information on school closings. In the event of flooding conditions, buses will travel as close to the normal bus stops as possible without jeopardizing the safety of the vehicle or students. It is advised that parents be aware of flooding conditions and make arrangements to meet their children at the bus stop when conditions are poor. Any students that are unable to be safely delivered home will be returned to the school for the parent to pick-up.
5)  Q Is live audio and video surveillance in progress?
A
Drivers and passengers are subject to audio and video monitoring in accordance with Texas Education Code section 26.009(b) (1). Videotapes may be viewed by employees of Hardin-Jefferson ISD if necessary to perform their job duties in the best interest of the students. Parents are not permitted to view the tapes as it would infringe on the privacy of the other students on the bus as protected under the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA). Videotapes will be strictly controlled by the Transportation Department to ensure confidentiality.