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Central Facility
1701 West New Hope
Cedar Park, TX 78613

North Facility
2332 Sage Ranch Drive
Leander, TX 78641

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

Buckle Up: Every Trip, Every Time

Be sure to click on those seat belts! If a vehicle is equipped with seat belts, they are to be worn. It’s the law!

Please talk to your children about the importance of wearing their seat belts on their bus if the bus is equipped with seat belts.

Bus Routes (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.

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

Hazardous Routes

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. 

More information about Hazardous Routes

Walk-to-Stop Policy

Leander ISD’s walk-to-stop policy has set up bus stops so that elementary students have to walk a maximum of two long blocks (or two-tenths a mile) to their stop, while secondary students are required to walk a maximum of five-tenths a mile (or five long blocks) to their bus stop.

If you consider that we do not transport students living inside a 2-mile radius of our schools, you see that this walk-to-stop policy is only asking that elementary students walk one-tenth as far to bus stops, as we ask many LISD students to walk back and forth to school each day.

The result is fewer buses returning to campuses at less than capacity due to time constraints – and this saves important taxpayer dollars.

Please note that bus routes for special needs students will operate as they have in past years.

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 SMART Tag program is being piloted at the following six campuses for the remainder of the 2021–22 school year: Akin ES, Camacho ES, Knowles ES, Larkspur ES, River Ridge ES and Canyon Ridge MS. A districtwide rollout of SMART Tag will happen for the 2022–23 school year.

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. Once registered, 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 bus’ location in near real time.

To complete the registration, 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 inform their bus driver. Drivers are asked to maintain a log of any items that are lost or found on their buses. Parents may also contact the Transportation office at 512-570-0700.

Staff Directory

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