School Transportation

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Applebus Company

Applebus is a Kansas City area based transportation company with operations in eight states spread from the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Coast. Applebus is large enough to provide the highest level of service and at the same time small enough to be aware of and responsive to district needs. Applebus is proud to continually partner with the Amarillo Independent School District to serve the students, teachers, and parents of AMAISD.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Applebus Company to set the standard for safety, quality of service and quality of product by which all other transportation providers are judged.

Applebus Employment

Interested in a career with Applebus? Visit Applebus online to learn more and apply for Applebus employment (Page opens in new window).

Eligibility, How Bus Routes Are Planned, and Contact Information (Applebus local division)

Students must live at least 2 miles from their campus to be eligible for transportation.
 
Bus routes are planned according to these considerations:

  • Even distribution of stops throughout neighborhoods
  • Safety of stop locations
  • New students and district growth

Please note: Transportation for all students who are attending an AISD school on transfer (whether in district or out of district) is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Please visit AMAISD's Transfer Information page to learn more

Contact us at the below address and telephone number regarding bus routes or questions about the bus routes:

Apple Bus Company
1000 N. Jefferson
Amarillo, TX 79107
806-731-8640

Registration and Bus Stops & Times

Apple Bus Company is proud to partner with Amarillo ISD and provide bus transportation for eligible students.

To register your children for transportation, please request a registration card from your bus driver.

If you need further information on registering for bus transportation or to learn more about bus stops and times, please call the local Applebus division at 806-731-8640.

Bus Rules

It is important that your child understands these rules so that we can ensure they get to school On Time, Safely and Securely, Every Time. Please help us accomplish this goal by discussing the following rules with your child prior to the start of school.

Rules defining student conduct are designed to protect the passengers and shall be observed at all times. Bus safety rules shall include - but not be limited to - the following:

  1. The bus driver is in charge of students on the bus. Students shall follow the driver's directions at all times.
  2. Only authorized personnel and eligible bus students assigned to a specific bus are permitted to ride the bus.
  3. Buses will stop at established stops only. Students will not be permitted to leave the bus until the bus arrives at an established bus stop or the appropriate school. Students shall load and unload at their designated bus stop only.
  4. Students will wait for a bus by remaining on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, students will wait next to (but not in) the street. Students must wait until the bus comes to a full stop before boarding or leaving the bus.
  5. Students will remain properly seated at all times and not block the center aisle. Any or all students may be assigned seats.
  6. Students must keep their hands, head, feet, and personal objects inside the bus at all times.
  7. Scuffling, shoving, or fighting is prohibited on the bus and at established bus stops.
  8. Littering or throwing items inside or from the bus is prohibited.
  9. Students are not allowed to consume food or drink on the bus. The use of all tobacco products is prohibited.
  10. Students shall not deface or vandalize the bus or related equipment. Students that violate this rule will be required to pay for damages.
  11. Students are not to engage in loud talking, yelling, and the use of profanity, inappropriate language or gestures on the bus.
  12. Students are not allowed to bring animals or harmful objects on the bus (i.e., weapons, drugs, alcohol, fireworks, etc.).
  13. Students are not to engage in any other conduct that disrupts the safe operation of the bus.

Please note: The above rules are listed in the AISD Student Handbook.

Discipline and Consequences

  • First Offense: A verbal and written warning is issued to the student.
  • Second Offense: A three-day suspension is issued to the student.
  • Third Offense: A ten-day suspension will be issued to the student.
  • Fourth Offense: A thirty-day suspension will be issued to the student.
  • Fifth Offense: Student will be suspended for the remainder of the school year.
  • Severe Clause:  If a student’s conduct seriously jeopardizes the safety of other students and the driver, a suspension will be immediately placed into effect.

Bus Requisition Schedule

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