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The Rockdale ISD Transportation Department is responsible for setting bus routes and schedules, and offering transportation to and from school and to extra-curricular activities for all RISD students.

Bus Rider Eligibility

Rockdale ISD is experiencing a shortage of Bus Drivers this year that requires us to extend the walk zone for JH and HS students.  This will allow us to continue providing service for students where it is impossible and/or dangerous for them to walk to school. Please review the BUS ELIGIBILITY MAP to see if the service has changed for your area and contact transportation if you have questions. 

**Junior High and High School students that live in the ORANGE area of the map are now in the Walk Zone.**

Bus Passes

Bus passes will not be available this year and parents may not call campuses to change the drop off location.  Parents are asked to indicate a regular drop off location and families need to make arrangements for children to be picked up from school or for someone to be at their assigned location to receive them.  


Our schools will soon be launching SMART tag which will change how students ride the bus. These exciting changes will improve student safety and security while riding our buses. SMART tag is a student ridership authorization solution, which, simply put, will ensure your child is getting on the right bus and off at the right stop. Click here to view the Welcome to the SMART tag Family Letter.    (Spanish)

Bus Expectations

Transportation expectations can be found in the RISD Student Handbook (Spanish) beginning on Page 111. 

Video/Audio Monitoring

RISD Buses are equipped with video and audio monitoring systems, which will be used when students are transported. Recorded video and audio recordings will be used to enforce discipline.

Individuals are reminded that Section 37.126 of the Texas Education Code states it is an offense to intentionally disrupt, prevent, or interfere with the lawful transportation of children.

If you have any questions for transportation, you may contact Robert Hunter at or 512-430-6020, ext 1212.

Documents and Forms

Contact Us

Robert Hunter

Transportation Director

Shelbye Weise

Maintenance & Transportation Administrative Assistant

Physical Address

1002 Bushdale
Rockdale, TX 76567