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Safe Walk Zones for Mt. Peak Elementary Students

The MISD administration has determined new safe and accessible walk zones for students who live in the Fox Run, Valley View and Hillcrest Estates neighborhoods to walk to/from Mt. Peak Elementary School. Students can now access adjoining sidewalks through the Rose Bud subdivision. View walk zone map

Parents were mailed a letter on May 27 and June 30 and a meeting was held July 13 to inform parents that bus transportation would no longer be provided for students effective the 2015-2016 school year.

The Midlothian ISD provides bus transportation for students who meet the eligibility criteria: 1) live at least two (2) miles from the school in which they are assigned as measured by the nearest practical route; or 2) live in an hazardous zone without sidewalks/walk zones where the speed limit is over 30 miles per hour or requires elementary students to cross over railroad tracks.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@midlothian-isd.net or call (972) 775-8296.

 

Bus Information is Available Online

UPDATED: August 24, 2015

Parents must complete a Rider Contract for each child and FAX to (972) 723-1757 or call the Transportation Department at (972) 775-1805. After the student eligibility is confirmed, parents can view their child's assigned bus #, approximate pick-up time and location. The information needed to view bus information is a student's grade, address and zip code. All students must be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to pick up time.  View the MISD bus online eLink system

 

New Walk Zone changes for some MISD Students

Letter for Mt. Peak Elementary Parents

Letter for Walnut Grove Middle School and Midlothian Heritage High School Parents

 

2015-2016 Student Rider Contracts Now Available

Parents, please download (Spanish), print and fill out 2015-2016 Bus Rider Contract and return to your current driver or mail to:

MISD Transportation Dept.
601 E. Ave E
Midlothian TX 76065

 

MISD is hiring bus drivers

Come join our team! The Midlothian ISD Transportation Department is now hiring drivers for the 2015-2016 school year. This is especially a great opportunity for moms. Drivers will have the same schedule as their child. That means having the opportunity to enjoy field trips while getting paid, summers off, no need for daycare before or after school and supplement the family income. Working for MISD includes benefits, health & dental insurance and more! We will train! Please call 972-775-1805 for more information or visit MISD job postings.

 

STOP! When You See School Bus' Flashing Red Lights and Stop-Arm

Midlothian ISD has over 4,800 students who ride a school bus. Although school buses remain one of the safest modes of transportation, the safety concern is when motorists do not stop when students are loading and unloading the bus.

In one single day, MISD bus drivers reported eight vehicles that did not stop while their bus’ flashing red lights and stop-arm were activated. This snapshot report was in participation with the Texas Department of Public Safety School Bus Illegal Passing Driver survey.

When the stop-arm is activated, Texas state law requires drivers approaching from either direction to stop until: 1) The school bus resumes motion;
 2) The school bus driver signals the motorist to proceed; OR 
3) The stop arm is no longer activated. Violating this offense is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $500 to $2,000 and additional citations.

Please do your part to contribute to our mission of safe transportation in Midlothian ISD.

 

Parent Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians and Bus Riders:

The Midlothian Independent School District offers the privilege of bus transportation to and from school as a courtesy service for all-eligible students in the district. Eligible students are defined by the state as those who reside at least two miles from the school they attend as measured by the nearest practical route.

Effective transportation service requires the cooperation among bus drivers and staff, administrators, students and parent/guardians. Every effort will be made to promote safe, comfortable and pleasant transportation service, while maintaining an appropriate level of efficiency.

In order to meet the conditions as outlined by the State and promote safe, prompt movement of all eligible students, Midlothian ISD has Bus Safety Guidelines and Rules which are included in the Student Safe Rider Handbook. We ask that you read and discuss the contents of this handbook with your student so he or she has a clear understanding of the responsibilities and expectations of riding the school bus.

Authorized bus stops will be established within a reasonable walking distance of the home of every student eligible for transportation services. Midlothian ISD Transportation has set walking distance for elementary student bus stops   .25 (1/4) mile from home and secondary student walk distance is at .50 (1/2) mile from home.

It is the responsibility of the Transportation Department to set designated bus stops with student safety, fairness and consistency in mind. All students should load and unload at their designated bus stop only.

Please contact the Transportation Office at 972-775-1805 if there are any questions or concerns about the MISD transportation system. Thank you for your cooperation and support regarding the care and safety of all our children.

- Deanna Cannon
Transportation Coordinator

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