Transportation (Bus) Rules

GoldStar Transit - Bus Rules

The district makes school bus transportation available to all students living two or more miles from school. This service is provided at no cost to students.

Bus routes and stops will be designated annually, and any subsequent changes will be posted at the school. For the safety of the operator of the vehicle and all passengers, students must board buses only at authorized stops, and drivers must unload passengers only at authorized stops.

A parent may also designate a child-care facility or grandparent’s residence as the regular pickup and drop-off location for his or her child. The designated facility or residence must be on an approved stop on an approved route. For information on bus routes and stops or to designate an alternate pickup or drop-off location, you may contact GoldStar Transit at 817-245-1180.

See the Student Code of Conduct for provisions regarding transportation to the DAEP.

Students are expected to assist district staff in ensuring that buses remain in good condition and that transportation is provided safely. GoldStar Transit is authorized by Burleson ISD to handle any disciplinary issues that may occur while students are using this service.

When riding in school buses, students are held to the dress code and behavioral standards established in the BISD Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct.

Students must comply with the following:

  • Students are required to be outside at their stop at least 5 minutes prior to scheduled time.
  • Wait for the driver’s signal upon entering or leaving the bus and before crossing in front of the vehicle. Stay out of the bus’ “Danger Zone” – anywhere within 10 feet of the bus. If you can touch the bus as you walk by you are too close.
  • Students will have an assigned seat to and from school. The bus driver has the right to change if necessary.
  •  Fasten their seat belts, if available.
  •  Stay in his/her seat and facing front at all times.
  •  Follow the driver’s directions at all times.
  •  Items not allowed on the bus include, but are not limited to: Weapons of any type, knives or any sharp object, skateboards, scooters, balloons, glass, lighters, large band instruments, live animals, reptiles or insects (dead or alive). Pencils and pens should not be displayed. Remember, if it is not allowed at school, it is not allowed on the bus.
  • Must not possess or use any form of tobacco including e-cigarettes on school buses.
  • Must not bring aerosols, perfumes, lotions or sprays of any kind on the bus.
  • Must not eat or drink on the bus, except for water.
  • Must not deface or destroy the bus or its equipment. Students and parents will be held responsible for all charges related to repair caused by vandalism or destruction.
  •  Keep the noise level down to a minimum.
  •  No horse-playing on the bus or around the outside of the bus.
  •  Must not put head, hands, arms, or legs out of the window, hold any object out of the window, or throw objects within or out of the bus.
  •  Keep his/her feet, books, backpacks, instrument cases, and other objects out of the aisle. If possible, items must be held in your lap.
  •  Observe all usual classroom rules.
  •  Always cross the street in front of the bus. Make eye contact with your driver before crossing in front of the bus and the street. Be alert to the traffic around you.
  • Never try to get anything left on the bus after exiting and NEVER reach for anything you drop that goes under the bus.
  •  No cell-phone use (unless directed by a driver in an emergency situation).

As always, we at GoldStar Transit, are happy to talk to you about any concerns or comments you may have about your child’s bus service. Please contact us at 817-245-1180 to speak to a supervisor.