SEE THE LIST: Leander ISD discontinues bus service to 18 routes within 2 miles of campuses

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After eight months of deliberation, Leander ISD’s board of trustees on June 18 voted to implement the new hazardous routes formula.

The new formula, which district officials said uses a stricter vetting system than last year’s formula, makes 18 routes to school within 2 miles of campuses no longer eligible for bus service.

Trustees approved the implementation by a 6-1 vote, with Grace Barber-Jordan voting no. At the June 11 agenda review meeting, trustees had discussed making all routes eligible for the next school year.

LISD students who live 2 or more miles from campus qualify for bus transportation. Those who live less than 2 miles from their campus must provide their own transportation unless their walking route to school is graded as hazardous. In those cases, students are eligible for bus transportation.

Due to changing road and sidewalk conditions, LISD annually assesses walking routes within the 2-mile radius of each campus.


At the June 18 meeting, LISD officials provided a list of the 18 routes deemed not eligible for bus transportation. They also included a recommended walking route to each campus that is no longer eligible for bus transportation. See below.

By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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