The mission of the Jim Hogg County ISD Transportation Department is to provide safe and punctual transportation for the students of the district.
Students are expected to be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time. Buses will load students at their assigned stop and return them to the same location at the end of the school day. General Education buses do not wait for late students. All General Education buses will wait 7 minutes at the school in the afternoon for students to board. Students are expected to proceed immediately to the buses and should never approach a moving bus. Bus drivers are instructed not to stop or open the door for late students due to safety concerns.
Transportation is available for children who live two miles or more from their home campus. The distance a student lives from their home campus is determined by measuring from the driveway of the student’s residence to the nearest entry or exit of the school property using the shortest route (paved public roadway.) Buses will not enter private property, including gated communities.
Students should cooperate with the driver by keeping their head, hands and feet inside of the bus, by respecting the driver and other students, by sitting and by talking quietly. Drivers may ask a student to move to the front of the bus and students must follow that request.
Regular transportation is scheduled to provide service to student riders. Bus stops that do not have riders for 3 days may be suspended temporarily for lack of ridership to conserve district resources. Infrequent riders should contact the Transportation Department and their campus administrator stating their wish to ride when service is needed if their bus stop has historically low ridership to verify stop time and location. Requests for other than the above must be made in writing and will be reviewed by the Transportation Department Supervisor