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, Handbook, and Reporting Instructions 

Background Information on Transportation Funding (PDF 30 KB
Bus Accident Reporting System (BARS)
School Transportation Allotment Handbook (PDF 600 KB
State Reporting Instructions 2016–2017 (PowerPoint 3.5 MB)

 

FSP Transportation Deadlines

July 15:  New Applicants for Transportation Allotment Application (PDF 617 KB) (Word 49 KB)

 August 1: Route Services Report

  • Report opens in FSP Application during the first week of May 
  • Both this report and the Operations Report are required to receive transportation funding

December 1 : Operations Report 

  • Report opens in FSP Application during the first week of October
  • Both this report and the Route Services report are required to receive transportation funding

 

Transportation Templates

The templates and examples are provided for route descriptions, eligible rider rosters, and official counts of eligible riders.

 

Bus Pass/Card Program and Application 

  • Bus Pass or Card Program Application  (PDF 68 KB)
  • Template Letter for Requesting Program Approval  (Word 13 KB)
  • Bus Pass Issuance Log  (PDF 172 KB)  (Word 56 KB)
  • Bus Card Issuance Log  (PDF 243 KB)  (Word 58 KB)
  • Monthly Bus Pass or Card Summary Form  (PDF 174 KB)

 


    For more information, contact:

    Division of State Funding

    Melani Escobar
    School Transportation
    (512) 463-4834
    melani.escobar@tea.texas.gov