We are hiring & training new bus drivers! Please visit the Transportation Careers page for more information.

Central terminal based routes
Service Route numbers:
200s, 300s and 400s

Schools south of Whitestone / 1431:

  • Cox ES
  • Cypress ES
  • Deer Creek ES
  • Faubion ES
  • Grandview Hills ES
  • Knowles ES
  • Laura W. Bush ES
  • Naumann ES
  • Reagan ES
  • Reed ES
  • River Place ES
  • River Ridge ES
  • Steiner Ranch ES
  • Westside ES
  • Canyon Ridge MS
  • Cedar Park MS
  • Four Points MS
  • Henry MS
  • Cedar Park HS
  • Vandegrift HS
  • Vista Ridge HS
  • LEO

North terminal based routes
Service Route numbers:
500s, 600s and 700s

Schools north of Whitestone / 1431:

  • Bagdad ES
  • Block House Creek ES
  • Camacho ES
  • Larkspur ES
  • Mason ES
  • North ES
  • Plain ES
  • Pleasant Hill ES
  • Tarvin ES
  • Whitestone ES
  • Winkley ES
  • Danielson MS
  • Leander MS
  • Running Brushy MS
  • Stiles MS
  • Wiley MS
  • Early College HS
  • Glenn HS
  • Leander HS
  • Rouse HS


To maximize efficiencies and ensure students arrive at their respective campuses safely and on time, bus stops are located on main roads and centralized, wherever feasible. Buses do not travel each street or subdivision. This reduces the number of miles on each route and the time it takes to run the route.

As a result, Leander ISD’s walk-to-stop distance has set up bus stops so that students have to walk a maximum of five-tenths a mile (or five long blocks) to their bus stop.

The state provides funding for public schools to bus students to and from campuses that are 2 miles or more from their home. In Leander ISD, families living closer than 2 miles from their assigned school are in the “Not Eligible for Transportation Zone,” or NETZone. Students in the NETZone are only provided bus service if their route to school is rated as hazardous

Safety for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students

To safeguard our youngest riders, a parent, guardian, or older sibling MUST be at the afternoon stop to receive the child before they are released from the bus. Parents/guardians can add additional responsible adults (i.e. grandparents, caregivers) to the SMART Tag “authorized guardian” via the SMART Tag app.

More information about Hazardous Routes

Ridership Eligibility / Bus Route Information (InfoFinder i)

Leander ISD’s TransFinder’s InfoFinder i software allows LISD parents to get information on their students’ bus stop locations and times by simply entering their street address and the student’s grade level. In Leander ISD, families living closer than 2 miles from their assigned school are in the “Not Eligible for Transportation Zone,” or NETZone. Students in the NETZone are only provided bus service if their route to school is rated as hazardous. 

TransFinder will then give you a map showing your child’s assigned elementary or secondary bus stop.

Bus Safety

Student safety is the primary concern of the Transportation Department. Statistics show that the most dangerous time for students is before entering or after exiting the bus. The Transportation Department considers the environment and age of the students when determining bus stops.

The department attempts to place every bus stop at a location with reasonable safety assurances for students. Parents must assume the responsibility for their students traveling back and forth from home to the stop. Students are expected to be at their stops five minutes before the scheduled time of the bus arrival.

More information about Bus Stop Safety


The Leander ISD Transportation Department uses SMART Tag – a system that provides accurate, near real-time monitoring of where and when students load onto and unload off of their school bus – to help promote student safety and security, keeping parents, school administrators and the district’s transportation department more informed.

Bus riders are issued a SMART card, which they scan as they get on and off the bus.

VIDEO: What is SMART Tag?

SMART Tag Parent Portal

Parents and guardians can go to the SMART Tag Parent Portal and select Register to begin the registration process (this registration is for SMART Tag only – parents and guardians must go to their respective campus to register for transportation). Once registered for SMART Tag, parents, and guardians can sign up for SMART Alerts to receive a text message notification 10 to 15 minutes before the bus arrives at their child’s bus stop. While on the bus, the Parent Portal also provides a live map to see a bus’ location in near real-time.

To complete the registration, for SMART Tag ONLY you will need the following:

  • The campus name of your child
  • Your child’s student ID number
  • Your child’s date of birth

VIDEO: How to Create a Parent Portal Account

Lost & Found

If your student has lost or found an item on the bus please have them give the item to their bus driver. Valuable items will be turned into Dispatch for overnight safe keeping and returned to the student or campus the next day. Parents may also contact the Transportation office at 512-570-0700 to inquire or arrange pickup.

Staff Directory

For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.


Main Phone: 512-570-0700
Fax: 512-570-0759

Central Transportation Facility

1701 West New Hope
Cedar Park, TX 78613

North Transportation Facility

2332 Sage Ranch Drive
Leander, TX 78641