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DISD TRANSPORTATION

MISSON STATEMENT: The objective of the Denton I.S.D. Transportation Department is to provide safe, efficient and dependable transportation for the students and parents of the district. We recognize that this is an important service within the educational system. As members of the Transportation Department we will conduct ourselves as professionals, dedicated to caring for the people we serve. We will also serve to be progressive in thought and action as we plan for the present and the future. We must do our part willingly and unselfishly. Working together we will provide the safest and best service possible. When this is accomplished, we can be proud of the contribution that each of us has made in preparing our students for the future.

Denton ISD Transportation Center

5093 E. McKinney Street
Denton, Texas 76208
Transportation (940) 369-0300

From Fort Worth

From Dallas

I-35 W North to Denton
Exit I-35 E South to Dallas (Exit 85A)
Exit Loop 288 (Exit 463)
Left on Loop 288
Right on McKinney Street
Left into RYAN HIGH SCHOOL Complex
Left at “T” in front of School
Straight into Transportation Center

I-35 E North to Denton
Exit Loop 288/McKinney (Exit 463)
Right on McKinney Street
Left into RYAN HIGH SCHOOL Complex
Left at “T” in front of School
Straight into Transportation Center

From McKinney
 

Hwy 380 West into Denton
Left on Mayhill RoadLeft on McKinney
Left into RYAN HIGH SCHOOL Complex
Left at “T” in front of School
Straight into Transportation Center

 

Statistics:

District size:

180 Square Miles

Bus Drivers:

130

Schools Serviced:

22

Fleet Size:

123

Miles Driven Per Year:

1.5 million

Regular Education Bus Routes:

60

Students Served Per Year:

2.0 million

Special Needs Bus Routes:

26

Field Trips Per Year:

3,000

Municipalities/Townships Denton ISD Served:

11

School Bus Related Links:

Texas Department of Public Safety

www.txdps.state.tx.us/schoolbus/

Texas Education Agency

www.tea.state.tx.us

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

www.fmcsa.dot.gov

National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT)

www.napt.org

Texas Association of Pupil Transportation (TAPT)

www.tapt.com

Texas Department of Transportation

www.dot.state.tx.us

National Safety Council

www.nsc.org

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute

www.ptsi.org

School Bus Fleet

www.schoolbusfleet.com

School Transportation News

www.stnonline.com

Operation Lifesaver

www.oli.org

National Transportation Safety Board

www.ntsb.gov

Bus Driver Requirements:

  • Pass Personnel Screening and Interview Process
  • Complete a Reference and Background Check
  • Criminal History Check (Pre-employment & Annual)
  • Federal & State (CDL) Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Pass US DoT Physical
  • Pass Drug & Alcohol Screen Test (Pre-employment & Random)
  • Pass all Federal and Texas State Drivers Licensing (CDL) Requirements
  • Complete Texas Education Agency Bus Driver Certification Course (20hrs)
    (8-hour Re-certification Course is required every 3 years)
  • Complete Denton ISD Orientation & Training Course (20 hrs)
  • Administration & Standard Operating Procedures 2 hrs
  • Routing & Operations Procedures 2 hrs
  • Fleet & Bus Maintenance/Care Procedures 2 hrs
  • Traffic Regulation & Driving Procedures 6 hrs
  • Student Management Procedures 5 hrs
  • Special Needs Education Procedures 2 hrs
  • Alcohol/Drug & Sexual harassment Orientation 1 hrs
  • Attend required Safety & Training Classes
  • Pass two announced & un-announced On-Route Observations by the Training & Safety Officer
  • Comply with Federal, State & District Operational Policies and Procedures

 


Mr. Gene Holloway, Director of Transportation & Planning
Mr. Gene Holloway, Director of Transportation & Planning

 


Aerial view of the Transportation compound.
Photo by driver Michael Broome - plane flown by former driver Jim Emory
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