Welcome to the Transportation Department of Royse City ISD. We look forward to serving the students of Royse City ISD. We are excited about the opportunity to provide transportation for the children of our district to and from school and other events. As we transport students, everyone in the RCISD Transportation Department realizes that we are entrusted with the most precious cargo possible. Our interaction with each student contributes to the tone for his or her success in the classroom. A successful Transportation Department is an integral part of the educational process and we will take every step to ensure we deliver students to school safely and efficiently as possible.
Parents are encouraged to review Bus Safety Guidelines/Procedures with their children to help ensure a safe and pleasant ride for everyone. Call us anytime for support at: 972-636-9732.
The mission of the Transportation Department is to provide safe and efficient transportation to the students of Royse City Independent School District, in support of the district's educational functions and school activities.
Finding Route Information
To find morning and afternoon routes, select Find Your Bus on the RCISD transportation homepage, and enter the student's grade and address information. The system should provide the bus number, stop times and stop location. Parents experiencing any difficulty should contact The Transportation Office at 972.636.9732. Parents will be notified of any route modifications throughout the school year. Students should be at bus stops 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up as pick-up times can fluctuate due to traffic and other events.
Please help us out by ensuring that your house and mailbox numbers are clearly marked and visible from the road.
Special education students are eligible for transportation if need is established through the Admission, Review and Dismissal process.
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.