• transportation

  • Policies and Procedures


    Students are expected to assist district staff in ensuring that buses and other district vehicles are clean and safe. When riding in district vehicles, students are held to behavioral standards established by the Student Code of Conduct. Students must:

    • Follow the driver’s directions at all times.
    • Face coverings are optional during the ride from home to school and the ride from school to home.
    • Enter and leave the vehicle in an orderly manner at the designated stop.
    • Keep feet, books, instrument cases, and other objects out of the aisle.
    • Not deface the vehicle or its equipment.
    • Not put head, hands, arms, or legs out of the window, hold any object out of the window, or throw objects within or out of the vehicle.
    • Not possess or use any form of tobacco or e-cigarettes in any district vehicle.
    • Observe all the usual classroom rules.
    • Be seated while the vehicle is moving. 
    • Fasten their seat belts, if available.
    • Wait for the driver’s signal upon leaving the vehicle and before crossing in front of the vehicle.
    • Follow any other rules established by the operator of the vehicle.

    Misconduct will be punished in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct, including loss of the privilege to ride in a district vehicle. See the Student Code of Conduct for provisions regarding transportation to the DAEP.

    Vandalism (All Grade Levels), littering, defacing, or damaging school property is not tolerated. Students will be required to pay for damages they cause and will be subject to criminal proceedings as well as disciplinary consequences in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.


    Students in Pre-K shall only be released to an authorized adult with an Identification Card at the bus stop. Students in grades Kinder through 3rd shall only be released to a parent or guardian at the bus stop, unless an older sibling rides the same bus and a parent/guardian authorizes the sibling to walk the student home. If parents are not at the designated drop-off, the driver will take the student back to school. (Student Handbook page 116-117)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Check Eligibility

    Transportation services are provided for Irving ISD students according to the eligibility criteria outlined in policies approved by the Irving ISD Board of Trustees. Board polices are set in accordance with state and federal law.

    Eligibility for transportation is based on the following criteria:

    • Resides more than 2 miles from campus of attendance [CNA(LEGAL)]

    • Resides within 2 miles of campus of attendance in an area identified as hazardous and/or high-risk by the Board of Trustees [(CNA(LOCAL)]

    • Request of guardian or welfare agency and approved under the McKinney-Vento Act [CNA(LEGAL); FDC(LOCAL); FFC (REGULATION)]

    • Determined by ARD committee for special transportation service [EHBA(LEGAL); EHBAC(LEGAL)]

    • Participating in approved school activities, accelerated programs and district programs occurring during or outside of regular school hours [CNA(LEGAL)]

    Generally, in-district and out-of-district transfer students are not eligible for transportation to and from their campus of choice. [FDA(LOCAL); FDB(LOCAL)]

    View the complete board policies regarding student transportation services in Irving ISD.