Bus Eligibility

Frisco ISD uses a computerized routing and mapping system as the standard by which all eligibility measurements are made. This is accomplished by incorporating GIS street and parcel data provided by the county. When schools are established, GPS coordinates of the flagpole are taken and imported into the routing system. This allows for the most accurate measurement between the flagpole and each residence in a given attendance zone and is the standard used by Frisco ISD.

The district does not require students to use the “bus eligibility route or path”. The mode or way a child gets to school (that does not qualify for transportation) is determined by the parent.

Transportation is available for children who live two miles or more from their assigned school. The distance a student lives from their assigned school is determined by measuring from the flagpole of the school to the curb in front of their home, or vice versa, using the shortest trafficable route. The only exceptions to the two-mile rule are detailed below.

Townhomes and apartment complexes eligibility is determined by measuring from the flagpole to the entrance / exit curb of the complex, or vice versa, that is connected to the public street, using the shortest trafficable route.

For Gated Communities, eligibility in most cases is determined by measuring from the flagpole to the main entrance/exit curb of the community that is connected to the public street, or vice versa, using the shortest trafficable route. Additionally, since Gated Communities are considered to be private roads, bus stops are generally located outside of the access gates.

Not Eligible for Busing?

Although we take great measures to avoid inaccuracies, we understand that errors may occur. Here are a few simple steps individuals can take if it is believed that an eligibility error exists.

  • From the bus routing webpage, click on the “contact us” link to submit your specific request.

  • A transportation specialist will investigate the request and verify the distance determined by the mapping and routing system.

  • After the verification is complete, an email response will be sent with the computed distance from the flagpole to your residence.

  • If it is determined that the measurement is 2 miles or more, the appropriate changes to the stop boundary will be made and busing information will be provided.

Board Approved Two-Mile Rule Busing Exception

Transportation will be provided for elementary and middle school students IF crossing:

  • Six lane roadway with a speed limit over 45 mph

  • Tollway

  • State Highway

  • Farm-to-Market-Road

Transportation will be provided to:

  • Elementary students that live within 2 miles of a campus that would be required to walk alongside a Farm-to-Market road where a sidewalk (or safe path) is not provided. A safe path does not have to have a sidewalk.