The Scoop on School Transportation Leander ISD
As a parent of school-aged children in Deerbrooke, we know you have very precious cargo you are putting on the school bus each morning. Transportation is available for Leander ISD children who live two miles or more from their assigned school.
Our high-school-aged residents attend Glenn High School, which is just across the street from Deerbrooke and within walking distance. However, our elementary school-aged residents attend Plain Elementary and middle school-aged residents attend Wiley Middle School and have the option of riding the school bus.
Parameters for Transportation Leander ISD
According to the Leander ISD website, student safety is the primary concern of the Leander ISD 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.
Leander ISD’s new walk-to-stop policy has set up bus stops so that elementary students have to walk a maximum of two long blocks (or two-tenths a mile) to their stop, while secondary students are required to walk a maximum of five-tenths of a mile (or five long blocks) to their stop. Spacing out the stops results in fewer buses returning to campuses at less than capacity due to time constraints and saves important taxpayer dollars. Bus routes for special needs students will operate as they have in previous years.
How to Find Your Child’s Bus Stop
Leander ISD has a software system that allows parents to get information on their students’ bus stop locations. You can simply enter your street address and students’ grade level at TransFinder and you will get a map showing your child’s assigned elementary or secondary bus stop.
Award-Winning Bus Transportation in Leander, TX
As a Deerbrooke parent, we know safety and clean air are of concern as your child is transported to and from school each day. That’s why we are happy to share that Leander ISD Transportation Department received the 2018 Air Central Texas Outstanding Organization Award during the 2018 Air Central Texas Awards.
Leander ISD Transportation Department was recognized for the adoption and advocacy of propane-fueled school buses, reducing the Nitrogen Oxide emission by 1,488 pounds annually. Leander ISD will continue to purchase fuel-efficient buses as it overhauls its aging transportation fleet. Approximately 60 new buses will be added to the fleet at the start of the 2019-20 school year.
Additional Transportation Information
We all forget things from time to time. If your child left an item on the bus or found an item that belongs to another child, the first step is informing the bus driver. The drivers keep a log of lost and found items. You can also contact the Leander ISD Transportation office at 512-570-0700 or come search the lost and found at 1701 West New Hope, Cedar Park, TX 78613. For more information, you can click here to learn more about Bus Routes, Student Conduct on Buses or view a comprehensive Bus Stop List.