Students being transported for field trips and activities are not subject to the primary eligibility requirements for student transportation. Any student designated as eligible to attend a campus field trip or activity by campus administrators/faculty may be transported for the purpose of that activity. However, district transportation is not provided to take eligible students home after an activity if the students arrive after the time buses are departing campuses each day. Parents, students, teachers, and coaches should discuss a plan of action for how students will get home if they are participating in extra-curricular events and activities during the year.
It is our district policy that PfISD athletic coaches obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and drive participating students to and from athletic competitions on the school buses provided by the district’s transportation contractor. Each of the coaches must take and pass the required written and driving tests, as well as the necessary certification courses mandated by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).