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Transportation is the 2nd largest department in TISD, employing over 80 people. We have 52 drivers, 16 attendants 8 year-round office staff, and a team of 4 mechanics certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence, 2 of which are also Master School Bus Technicians. It takes all 80 of our employees to make this department successful.  Please feel free to call us anytime with your questions, concerns or suggestions at (254) 215-6973. We pride ourselves in customer service and are ready willing and able to assist you with your transportation needs.

To sign your child(ren) up for transportation, please call your child(ren)'s school.

Who Can Ride the Bus?

  • Special needs children when required by the ARD as a related service. These children may ride a regular bus or, if required, a bus with an attendant.
  • Children who reside one or more miles from their school of assignment.
  • Children who reside in a hazardous area due to local traffic or street
  • conditions that would put them at risk of injury if they were to walk to school. EXAMPLES are four lane streets or major traffic arteries (not
  • residential with no traffic controls, or no crossing guards in the case of elementary students; railroad tracks, etc..
  • Students in the Bilingual or Advanced Academic Programs who live one or more miles from their school of assignment.
  • Parents of eligible students (one or more miles from school) may choose to have their child picked up or dropped off at a licensed childcare facility as long as the facility location is within the boundary of your neighborhood school.

What Happens if My Child Gets on the Wrong Bus?

Beginning the first day of classes, Temple ISD Transportation operates a Misrouted Student Center at the Transportation Department (. The purpose of the Center is to provide a safe and central location for students who are still on the bus at the end of their route or were mistakenly placed on the wrong route.

Students discovered to be misrouted will be reported by drivers through transportation dispatch to the Center. The student will remain on the bus through the end of the middle school route, and then they will then be taken to the Misrouted Student Center. Once the Center is notified of a misrouted student, school representatives and parents will be notified and alternate transportation arranged. TISD School Nutrition will provide refreshments for students while they wait.

To ensure the safe handling of misrouted students, representatives from each campus will be located at the Center to receive the students. Parents and guardians will be asked to provide proof of identification before students will be released to them.

Parents are encouraged to call their neighborhood school if they believe their student has been misrouted.

Contact Information

Main Number (Dispatch)


Patrick Cain
Transportation Director

Amy Scopac
Assistant Director

Roger Smith
Dispatch / Trip Coordinator

Bob Powell
Routing Coordinator / Special Needs Routing

Ron McGill
Discipline / Video Coordinator

Rita Vargas
Safety & Training Specialist

Josie Taylor


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