School Bus Transportation

National School Bus Safety Week 
October 17 - 21, 2016

The 2015 Winning Poster/2016 National School Bus Safety Week theme: "Bully Free Zone!"



All schools are encouraged to join Dallas County Schools in celebrating National School Bus Safety Week on October 17 - 21, 2016 by having students participate in the 2017 national poster contest by illustrating the theme: My Driver - My Safety Hero! All posters must be submitted to Dallas County Schools by the schools or districts by February 3, 2017.

Winning posters will be awarded a ribbon and a chance to have their posters judged at the North Texas Association for Pupil Transportation chapter meeting!


2017 National School Bus Safety Week Poster DCS Contest Rules

  • Each poster should harmonize with the 2017 theme, “My Driver - My Safety Hero!”
  • Each school/district can have students compete in one of the following divisions:
    • Division #1 - Grades K-2;
    • Division #2 - Grades 3-5;
    • Division #3 - Grade 6-8;
    • Division #4 - Special Education (Grades K-12);
    • Division #5 - CAD (Computer Aided Drawing).
  • DCS will provide each school that participates with three (3) ribbons for each division for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at school level. Each school division winner (1st place) will move on to compete at the district level.
  • DCS will provide each district that participates with three (3) ribbons for each division for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at district level. One (1) overall winner per division for each school district must be submitted to Dallas County Schools by February 3, 2017.
  • Posters must be 11” x 18” or 12” x 18”.
  • Designs should be submitted on sturdy paper (tag board, poster illustration board or heavy paper) with no lamination.
  • There is no limitation on color or media (print, crayon, felt pen, etc.), but no elements should be glued or attached to the poster (i.e. collaging). Use of attachments will eliminate the poster.
  • The poster must be done freehand and use of any stencils or stickers will eliminate the poster. Lettering should be legible.
  • Posters may not use any copyrighted images (i.e. comics and/or television characters), photographs, or magazine or newspaper illustrations.
  • Drawings must be original and positive in nature.
  • All art should illustrate proper safety procedures.
  • At least part of a yellow school bus must be present.
  • There must be a 3” x 5” card/entry blank securely fastened to the back of the poster that includes the student’s name, grade, age, teacher’s name, school’s name and school address. Any identifiers on the front of the poster will disqualify it.
  • An art instructor or teacher must supervise the work.
  • Do not bend or fold posters. They must be delivered and mailed flat.
  • For all official rules and instructions, visit


Dallas ISD Parents:
PDFs of the bus routes are available on the DISD Transportation website: If you have any questions please contact the DISD Transportation Hotline at 972-925-4953. The hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday, August 21, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, August 22-26.


School bus drivers who transport students with special needs will be conducting dry runs and contacting parents by August 21, 2016. If you have any questions please contact the DISD Transportation Hotline at 972-925-4953.