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Transportation

 

Although Colorado public schools are not mandated to provide transportation services for all students, the Thompson School District Board of Education elects to provide services to eligible riders. Please reference our bus stop locator tool below or contact the Transportation Department for further information on eligibility for transportation services.  You can contact us at transportationrouting@tsd.org or our dispatch office at 970-613-5185 with any transportation questions.

We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible with your questions as we experience an increased amount of requests leading into the beginning of the school year.  Please know that your needs are important to us and we will respond to your questions as soon as possible.


*Contact the district's Safety and Security department at 970-613-5010 for specific information on safe routes to school.

If you have question regarding the Bus Finder application, please contact 970-613-5663

 

Exceptional Student Services Routes

Exceptional Student Services (ESS) routes have specialized schedules based on programs and students. If your child has been assigned to an ESS route, notify Transportation of any changes in contact numbers. Parents must contact Transportation to approve changes in pick-up/drop-off information. To avoid unnecessary stops, we ask that you contact Transportation at 970-613-5185 before student absences or if your child will not require transportation for the day. Parents will receive detailed route information when their child has been assigned to an ESS route.

Bus Stops

Board policy calls for bus routes to be arterialized, meaning buses will not travel into every subdivision or down every street. Bus stops will typically be located on main roads to reduce route miles and route times throughout the district. Parents are responsible for how their children reach their assigned bus stops.

Bus Schedules

Please contact the Transportation Routing department at 970-613-5185 with questions before your child rides the bus.

Transportation App

Please submit the following form if you would like access to the transportation GPS app.

Request GPS App Access

The transportation app will give parents/guardians visibility into their student’s bus location via smartphone. The Transportation Department will contact you once your information is activated and ready for use. Thank you!

Things to Consider

Students should be at their assigned bus stop five minutes before the bus arrives and are asked to wait up to five minutes after the scheduled departure time. Delays can be caused by weather or other uncontrollable factors. Please contact Transportation at 970-613-5185 if you have questions about possible issues or delays.

Students are prohibited from bringing skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, or other large/bulky items to the bus, including large or bulky athletic gear and some musical instruments. Any item considered too large may be refused due to safety and capacity issues. The district cannot assume liability for lost or damaged items.

Students not eligible or approved for transportation may not use transportation services to be transported to another school, stop location, or ride with friends.

For the safety and security of students and staff, the district may use audio/video cameras on district vehicles transporting students to and from school or extracurricular activities.