Duties & Responsibilities
The Transportation Department begins and ends the educational day by providing safe, professional, and efficient transportation to eligible students. This includes travel to and from school, educational field trips, special program trips, and other qualifying athletic events, UIL events, and competitions.
The Transportation Department operates a fleet of nearly 40 school buses daily. These buses travel a network of nearly 138 runs a day covering over 197 square miles, transporting over 1,800 students to and from school. There are four school zones: Dripping Springs Elementary, Walnut Springs Elementary, Rooster Springs Elementary, and Secondary.
The task of pupil transportation in Dripping Springs is a massive one. Every school day our buses drive over 3,800 miles – enough to circle the Earth 2.6 times each month! In a year’s time, our fleet of school buses will travel over a staggering half-million miles!
School bus transportation is provided as a privilege to students who live more than two miles from their school. Transportation may be provided to students who live within two miles of their assigned school if the area has received a hazardous route designation.
Students are required to use their assigned bus stops each morning and afternoon. Students should be at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up time.
Parent and/or guardian is responsible for student to and from the bus stop and while waiting at the bus stop.
Click on the link below to view the Transportation Workshop presentation.