Transportation Department

  • school bus The Hays CISD Transportation Department serves all of the district's transportation needs. With a bus fleet of more than 200 strong, the Transportation Department is responsible for safely bringing 11,000 students to school and returning them home - every day. For many students, their bus driver is the first Hays CISD team member they see in the morning and the last school official they see at the end of the day. The transportation department logs on average 2.5 million miles a year. 

Department Contact Information

  • Please call the Transportation Department with concerns about your child’s bus. The department has 2-way radio communication with all buses. Drivers alert the dispatcher of any problems they may be having.
     
    MAIN OFFICE
    512-268-8476
    Hours 5:00am - 6:30pm

    BUDA AREA SERVICE (BEACON HILL)
    Buda, Carpenter Hill, Elm Grove, Dahlstrom and Hays High School 
    512-268-8513

    Hours 5:45am - 5:00pm

    KYLE AREA SERVICE
    All other Campuses and Hays High School
    512-268-8479
    Hours 5:00am - 6:30pm

    DISPATCH OFFICE
    512-268-8479
    Hours 5:00am - 6:30pm

    SPECIAL NEEDS
    512-268-8476 x46012
    Hours 5:00am - 6:30pm

     
    As an added measure of safety, Hays CISD does not publish school bus routes and locations of school bus stops to the general public. Parents may find out information specific to their children at:

    Hays CISD Parent Self-Serve (PSS) Portal.

     

     

Bus Safety

  • Student safety is the primary concern of the Transportation Department. Statistics show that the most dangerous time for students is before entering or after exiting the bus. The Transportation Department considers the environment and age of the students when determining bus stops. The department attempts to place every bus stop at a location with reasonable safety assurances for students. Parents must assume the responsibility for their students traveling back and forth from home to the stop.  Students are expected to be at their stops five minutes before the scheduled time of the bus arrival.

     

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Department Staff

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Additional Considerations

    • PK students will be returned to their home campuses if no one is available to receive them, when being dropped off during the mid-day without their KN-05 peers. Child Protective Services may be called for students that are frequently returned undeliverable. We ask that PK parents, or an authorized adult, be at home at the time the students are dismissed from school. The drop off time can vary depending on how many students are riding the bus that day.

    • A consistent pick-up and drop off location will ensure that your child will be on the right bus going to the right place. Constant changes cause confusion for the child, teacher and the bus drivers. Changes to bus stop locations are not allowed unless approved by the Transportation Department. Letters will go out to the parents when routes or stops are changed, prior to the execution of these changes.

    • When there is a need to change your child’s drop off destination, the teacher and the bus driver must have a written note with a parent signature and be approved by the school office personnel.

    • Students are expected to be out at their stops 5 minutes before the scheduled time of the bus arrival. Buses will not honk for your students.

    • Parents should discuss the bus safety rules with their child. A safety citation, given to the student, is the first step in notifying parents that their child is not following the rules and riding safely. Safety citations are primarily for elementary students and are used at the discretion of the bus driver. We are committed to the safety of our students and the safety citation is a way to open up communication with the parents.