What vote to dissolve Dallas County Schools means for district students

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Dallas County residents voted Nov. 7 to dissolve Dallas County Schools, the taxpayer-funded agency that Dallas ISD contracted with to bus students.

Parents with any questions are encouraged to contact the Dallas ISD call center at 972-925-5555. A customer service representative will be standing by and ready to assist with any transportation-related questions. Also, visit this website to see continually updated bus-related information.

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about what happens next. 

Will this impact my child’s bus route?

Dallas ISD anticipates that the bus routes and times will stay the same throughout the rest of the school year. We will continue to keep our families informed about any potential changes.

What happens next?

Dallas ISD families should not notice any major changes during this time, since the bus routes and schedules are expected to stay the same.

Will Dallas ISD start managing its own transportation?

Dallas ISD is in the process of finalizing a comprehensive plan on how to best provide transportation for students. The plan explores these options going forward:

  • Dallas ISD manages its own transportation system
  • Dallas ISD contracts with an outside provider for transportation
  • Dallas ISD uses a hybrid of the above two options

Will my child have the same bus driver?

Dallas ISD anticipates the bus drivers will continue serving the same routes this school year. Dallas ISD values the bus drivers who are committed to safely transporting our students.

What are the possible benefits of Dallas ISD managing its own transportation?

The district would have more control, adaptability and accountability over the bus routes and transportation system.

Could there be any challenges during this transition?

Dallas ISD recognizes the potential challenges of transporting nearly 30,000 students every day on more than 800 bus routes. The district is committed to proactively addressing any transportation-related issues that may arise. As always, student safety remains the top priority.

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