Bus route updates
Some school buses continue to experience delays in their routes and we are working diligently to resolve issues as they occur.
Bus routes are designed to promote student safety while balancing stop pick-up time with on-time arrival for campus bell times. Stops are created at corner locations as far apart as criteria will allow thus reducing riding time for the students. All general education bus stops are at a corner location. A student’s bus stop may change from year to since all routes are designed for the students who are riding each new school year.
Stops are designed taking into consideration hazardous zones to minimize students walking in highly traveled roadways for long distances without sidewalks, at railroad crossings, and in narrow streets. Stops are not placed in dead end streets to minimize bus accidents while backing up (Backing is a very dangerous maneuver for a school bus).
Elementary students may be required to walk up to ¼ of a mile to a bus stop. Secondary students may be required to walk up to ½ of a mile. Bus routes are designed to limit student ride time to no more than 50 minutes one-way if at all possible, however, most students ride under 40 minutes one-way.
Feel free to email Transportation at Transportation@garlandisd.net with non-emergency situations.We appreciate your patience.
How to find bus route information
Parents of school bus riders can find bus numbers and pickup times in Skyward Family Access:
- Login into your parent Skyward account.
- On the left, go to portfolio (where report cards are).
- Choose “2021-22 School Year Bus Info Letter”.
Need assistance with registering new students? Call Transportation at 972-494-8530.