With Social Distancing we have updated our busing students and loading/unloading procedure.
- There will be no Guest riders on any bus.
- No shuttling of students from one school to another – Students ride the bus in their zone
- Upon loading the bus, the students will be provided hand sanitizer to apply.
- All students need to wear their mask while loading, while riding on the bus and while exiting the bus.
- We will load the bus back to front to help provide social distancing as much as we can on the bus.
- Families will sit together in their own seat.
***For the safety of our students and bus drivers, seat belts must be worn at all times. Failure to do so will result in a 5-day bus suspension.
We look forward to serving the students of Royse City ISD. Please help us out by ensuring that your house and mailbox numbers are clearly marked and visible from the road. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help you or your child in any way at 972-635-9732 or email Tammy Loveless.
Bus stops for all ages will be up to .30 miles (1586 feet).
Bus routes are created to enhance student safety while maximizing vehicle efficiency. Stops are created at locations that allow students to wait off the main roadway for the bus if at all possible. Stops are not placed in cul-de-sacs or dead-end streets whenever possible to minimize bus accidents. Bus stops will be located at the corner of intersections and middle of the block that match the distance guidelines. Special needs and Pre-K stops may be subject to different criteria.
School buses are rated by manufacturers to have a capacity of three riders per seat. Royse City ISD transportation sets maximum ridership per bus at three riders per seat at elementary levels, two and a half riders per seat at middle school and high school levels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get the bus stop moved closer?
My child’s bus is overcrowded. Can some children be placed on another bus?
The bus did not show up on time, how long should my student wait at the stop?
Texas Statutes Codes/Education Codes
34.004. Standing Children
A school district may not require or allow a child to stand on a school bus or passenger van that is in motion.
37.126. Disruption of Transportation
A person 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 a county or independent school district.
An offense under this section is a class C misdemeanor.
545.066. Passing a School Bus
Texas law requires that you stop for a stopped school bus with flashing red lights and stop arm extended. Children get on and off the bus and may cross the road. They count on you to stop! You must remain stopped until the bus starts moving, the bus driver signals for you to go, or the flashing red lights are turned off. :: Read More
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Videotapes of Students on School Buses
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) provides that no federal funds will be provided to an educational agency or institution that releases personally identifiable information, other than directory information, contained in a student’s education records to anyone except certain enumerated federal, state, and local officials and institutions. Therefore, the school district is required to withhold information from public disclosure to the extent reasonable and necessary to avoid releasing an education record with personally identifying information to anyone other than the parent or guardian of such student or the enumerated officials. The Texas Attorney General has held that a videotape that shows students’ faces contains “personally identifiable information” of the students. Therefore, if a videotape from a school bus depicts any child other than your own and is an “education record” of the other child, the school district will not allow you to view the videotape. School districts also are not required to edit the videotape to exclude the other children from the videotape (such as blurring the students’ faces) if it does not possess that capability at the time of the request. See Texas Attorney General Opinions OR2002-2074 and OR93-402. At this time, the Royse City Independent School District does not possess the capability to blur students’ faces shown on a videotape.