Helpful Information

  • GCCISD provides bus transportation to and from school as a courtesy service for eligible students residing in the district.


    The State of Texas prescribes the conditions governing school bus operations in Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 42.155(d).

  • Transportation is available for all children who live in the district, except for those areas deemed exempt by the Board of Trustees.


    Some students who attend more than one school to participate in classes not offered at their school are transported between schools during school hours.

  • Regular buses attempt to arrive at every bus stop on time.


    Due to variances between individual clocks and road traffic, students are asked to arrive at their bus stop five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time.


    Buses will load students and depart the stop.


    Regular buses do not wait for late students. Students are expected to proceed immediately to the buses.

    Bus drivers are instructed not to stop or open the door for late or running students due to safety concerns.

  • Regular buses are scheduled to provide service to student riders.


    Bus stops may be suspended or omitted for lack of ridership.


    Infrequent riders should contact the Transportation Department stating their wish to ride when service is needed.


    Routes are designed and redesigned as the appropriate needs arise.

  • Bus routes are created to enhance student safety while maximizing vehicle efficiency.


    When possible, stops are created that allow students to wait off the main roadway for the bus.


    Stops are also created to minimize students walking on highly-traveled roadways for long distances without sidewalks.


    Stops are generally not placed on dead-end streets so as to minimize bus accidents while backing up the bus.


    Stops are spread as far apart as criteria will allow in order to decrease the number of stops each bus will make on its routes, thus minimizing the overall riding time for the students.


    In general, elementary students may be required to walk up to a quarter-mile to a bus stop, while secondary students may be required to walk up to half a mile.


    However, due to conditions beyond the control of the District, these distances may vary.


    Bus routes are designed to limit student ride time.


    Students are expected to follow the guidelines in the Student Code of Conduct while riding in any District-owned vehicle.

  • Goose Creek ISD buses will not enter dead-end streets or personal property except when approved by the Director of Transportation.


    Generally, use of private property requires concurrence by the property owner.