School Transportation Funding

School transportation funding, known as the transportation allotment, is part of overall Foundation School Program (FSP) funding. It is included as a separate line item on a school district's state aid report, known as the Summary of Finances report. Districts report transportation data to the agency through the web-based FSP System.

Background Information on Transportation Funding (Word 32 KB)

Bus Accident Reporting System (BARS)

School Transportation Allotment Handbook 

Reporting Instructions

 

Templates and Examples for Route Descriptions, Eligible Rider Rosters, and Official Counts of Eligible Riders 

Document NamePDF LinkMS Word or 
Excel Link
Turn-by-Turn Route Description Template (Use Not Mandatory)PDF 49 KBExcel 60 KB
Turn-by Turn Route Description ExamplesPDF 269 KB  N/A
Eligible Rider Roster/Official Headcount Sheet Template for Regular Program Home-to-School (Use Not Mandatory)PDF 48 KBWord 189 KB
Eligible Rider Roster/Official Headcount Sheet Template for Regular Program Home-to-School ExamplePDF 69 KBN/A
Eligible Rider Roster Template for Regular Program Curriculum/Academic, Special Program, and Private ProgramPDF 32 KBWord 102 KB
Eligible Rider Roster/Official Headcount Sheet Template (Charter Version)N/AWord 212 KB
Eligible Rider Roster/Official Headcount Sheet - Information Sheet/Example (Charter Version)N/AWord 409 KB

 
Bus Pass or Card Program Application and Forms

Document Name  PDF Link  MS Word Link  
Program Application68 KB N/A
Template Letter for Requesting Program Approval N/A 13 KB
Bus Pass Issuance Log172 KB56 KB
Bus Card Issuance Log243 KB58 KB
Monthly Bus Pass or Card Summary Form174 KB N/A

 
Application for School Transportation Allotment

  • Application for School Transportation Allotment (PDF 617 KB)
  • Application for School Transportation Allotment (Word 49 KB)

For more information, contact:

Division of State Funding

Danny Sanchez
School Transportation
(512) 463-9266
danny.sanchez@tea.texas.gov