The Frisco ISD board of trustees in April approved transportation exception guidelines that would provide bus transportation for middle school students who have to cross major roadways to get to school.

The exception was created to get students, especially those crossing roadways with speed limits of 45 mph or more, to school safely, said Doug Zambiasi, assistant superintendent for support services.

The exception, which takes effect next fall, applies even to students who live close to school as long as they have to cross a major thoroughfare, including a state highway or farm-to-market road.

FISD already allowed this exception to elementary school students, but concerns raised by several people spurred the discussion to extend the exception to middle school students as well.