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.

Handbook, and Reporting Instructions 

FSP Transportation Deadlines

July 15:  New Applicants for Transportation Allotment Application (PDF) (Excel)

  • Only applies to new applicants for transportation allotment 
  • Completed application submitted by deadline to:

 August 1: Route Services Report

  • Report opens in FSP Application during the first week of June 
  • 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

TEAL User Account and FSP System Application

To complete and submit transportation Route Services and Operations reports, assigned district personnel must have a TEA Login (TEAL) user account and access to the Foundation School Program (FSP) application.

Transportation Status

To determine the status of the school district's Transportation reports at any time access School District State Aid Reports:

  • Select Report: Transportation Status
  • Select School Year
  • For Sub Module, select Route Services or Operations
  • Click Submit

Transportation reports are required to be in SUBMITTED or APPROVED status by the deadline dates listed above in the Transportation Deadlines section.

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)
Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Division of State Funding
Oscar Ayala
Phone: 512-463-4834