Transportation FAQ

Liberty Hill Independent School District
2018-2019 Transportation FAQ


Where can my child be delivered by a school bus?  A parent can designate one afternoon drop off location: Home residence, grandparent’s residence, or a licensed child-care facility.  For grades Pre kindergarten through 4th grade, the grandparent’s residence or child-care facility must be within that student’s attendance zone.
“Child-care facility” means a facility licensed, certified, or registered by the Department of Family and Protective Services to provide assessment, care, training, education, custody, treatment, or supervision for a child who is not related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the owner or operator of the facility for all or part of the 24 hour day, whether or not the facility is operated for profit or charges for their services it offers.
Can I choose more than one location for my child to be delivered to?  No, we will only transport your child to their home residence, grandparent’s residence or a licensed child-care facility in the appropriate attendance zone.

My child is an out of district transfer student.  Will my child be able to ride the bus?  The district will allow an out of district transfer student to ride district transportation to and from a licensed child-care facility located within the appropriate attendance zone. Otherwise, transportation will not be provided to out of district transfer students.

We are having a slumber party at my house on Friday.  Can my child have friends ride his bus home with my child?  No.  Due to safety reasons, a student who is not on the bus roster will not be allowed to ride home on a bus. Students will only be allowed to ride the bus they are assigned to.

Will I be able to change from a bus rider to a car rider or vice versa?  Yes. Please send an email before 1:00 p.m. and within 24 hours of the desired transportation change. Please include your child’s full name, grade level, elementary homeroom teacher, current bus number, requested change, and any other pertinent information. You will receive a confirmation email when the request has been received. Please ensure receipt of this email to validate that your request has been processed. Notes, phone calls, text messages, and emails sent to any other party other than the transportation email address indicated below, will NOT be accepted.

Bill Burden Elementary School – BBEStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Liberty Hill Elementary School – LHEStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Rancho Sienna Elementary School – RSEStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Liberty Hill Intermediate School – LHIStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Liberty Hill Junior High School – JHtransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Liberty Hill High School – HStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net

Will my child be able to bring his/her band instrument on the bus?  It depends. Most instruments will be allowed on the bus as long as the instrument can fit in the student’s lap. Larger instruments like a tuba, baritone, drum kits, etc., will not be allowed on the bus due to safety reasons. These instruments can block entry/exits and also take up additional seats. The district’s band directors have created alternate options to allow students with larger instruments to have practice time instead of requiring these students to take their instruments home.
If more than one bus serves my neighborhood, can I make a request to have my student ride a different bus home.  No. We have multiple buses serving the same neighborhoods, however, they are coming from different campuses. Your student must ride the bus assigned to their campus.

Why will it take five days to make a permanent address change?  The safety of our students is our number one priority.  Once a request is made to change your child’s permanent destination, the transportation department has several verification steps to ensure this request can be approved.  For example: Is the destination in district?  Is the destination in the student’s attendance zone? Do we currently service this area?  Is there available seating on the bus?  Will the change significantly alter current route times?  Will letters need to be emailed to parents to reflect the change?  To ensure our team has the time to process the request accurately, we are requiring five days for permanent address changes.

How do I change my child’s permanent transportation destination?  

STEP 1

Permanent change of address: If your permanent address has changed, this change must be communicated with the campus registrar and changed in Skyward on the campus.  

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Change to child-care facility:  If you are changing your student’s transportation to a licensed child-care facility in your attendance zone, the transportation department must receive an email verification from the child-care facility that your student is enrolled at the child-care facility.

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Change student destination from home address to grandparent’s residence:  Grandparent and their residence must be reflected as an emergency contact in Skyward.  Please contact your campus registrar to make any changes.

STEP 2

Once step 1 has been completed, send an email to the appropriate campus address below:

Bill Burden Elementary School – BBEStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Liberty Hill Elementary School – LHEStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Rancho Sienna Elementary School – RSEStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Liberty Hill Intermediate School – LHIStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Liberty Hill Junior High School – JHtransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net
Liberty Hill High School – HStransportationchanges@libertyhill.txed.net

Please include the type of change in the subject line:

  1. Permanent change of address

  2. Change to child-care facility

  3. Change student destination from home address to grandparent residence

In the body of the email please include your child’s full name, grade level, elementary homeroom teacher, requested destination with address, and any other pertinent information. You will receive a confirmation email when the request is received and another email when the request has been fulfilled.  Please ensure receipt of these emails to validate that your request has been fulfilled.  Notes, phone calls, text messages, and emails sent to any other party other than the transportation email indicated above, will NOT be accepted.

Am I required to be at my student’s bus stop after school? For Pre-K through 1st grade students, a parent, guardian or authorized designee is required to be at the student’s designated bus stop when the bus arrives at the stop after school.  After the third time the student’s parent, guardian, or authorized designee is not at the students designated bus stop when the bus arrives, the student’s bus riding privileges will be suspended for the remainder of the semester.

The district does not require a parent, guardian or authorized designee to be present at designated afternoon bus stops for students in 2nd grade through 12th grade.




Updated: 5/31/18