Special Needs Transportation
Your child should be fully dressed, toileted and ready at the bus stop (5) minutes before pick-up time.
Accompany your child to the curb.
Notify your Transportation Center, on a daily basis, when your child does not need transportation.
Notify the school IN ADVANCE if your address, phone number or child care arrangements change.
If the driver has to wait at your stop longer than two (2) minutes for you or your child, they are instructed to proceed.
At DROP OFF time, you or a responsible party should meet your child at the curb so that the driver can make custodial transfer of your child.
Students who are not met at the PM bus stop will be returned to the school or turned over to Katy ISD Police.
We expect ALL students to follow the School Bus Safety Rules for the safety of your child and others who ride the bus.
Bus behavior problems are reported to the school by the Bus Driver or Attendant.
The Principal’s office decides what the disciplinary action will be, such as: detention, suspension from school, suspension of bus riding privileges, and parent conferences to enforce safe behavior on the bus.
Bus Driver Responsibilities
School Bus Drivers are professional drivers with special training and a commercial driver’s license.
They are employees of the Katy Independent School District.
They are responsible for driving the bus safely, transporting the students, and staying on time.
If there is not a Bus Attendant, the Bus Driver performs the Bus Attendant’s duties.
Bus Attendant Responsibilities
School Bus Attendants assist the drivers to be sure that all of the students are safe on the bus.
They secure seat belts, wheel chairs, and any other necessary supports, etc.
Attendants maintain discipline; see that the students stay in their seats, and report problems to the schools.
They seek emergency medical help when needed.
Bus Attendants are provided where they are most needed.
Bus Attendants cannot come to your door with your student as a general rule.
Modification of the Attendant’s duties may be described in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Bus Attendants work with the students in and around the bus.