FirstStudent, Inc. - Weatherford location
1009 Sloan Street (behind WHS Ninth Grade Center)
Weatherford, Texas 76086
Main Number: (817) 599-3189
Additional Numbers: (817) 594-2393 and (817) 599-3143
Location Manager: Steven Bridges
Corporate Website: http://firststudentinc.com/
Important information for parents, students of bus riders
Note to parents
Please be aware that bus routes will be slow for the first few weeks of the 2013-14 school year. This is due to new riders being added daily and routes having to be altered.
Students are allowed and encouraged to bring water (in plastic containers/bottles) on the bus, especially in the afternoon as afternoon temperatures this time of year are between 90-100 degrees.
Other important information
- All student riders must be registered to ride a FirstStudent School Bus. Rider Permit forms may be picked up at your child’s school, your child’s bus driver, FirstStudent's office located at 1009 Sloan Street (behind the WHS Ninth Grade Center), or by clicking on the links below.
- If you have any additional questions, please call FirstStudent, Inc. at 817-599-3189.
Bus Route Information:
- AM Bus Routes (2013-2014)
Starting Monday, October 07, 2013, Routes 1, 4, 14, and 15 have been restructure to make routes 1 and 14 all elementary students and routes 4 and 15 all secondary students. This will prevent the elementary students from being on the route for an additional period of time to pick up secondary students in the afternoon. All 4 routes will continue to be modified were possible to reduce the length of ride time. If you have questions call First Student Bus Company at 817-599-3189.
Bus Driver Rules, Regulations, and Bus Rider Permit Forms:
- Click HERE for the English version of the Printable Rules, Regulations, and Bus Rider Permit Form, 2013-14
- Click HERE for the Spanish version of the Printable Rules, Regulations, and Bus Rider Permit Form, 2013-14
Additional contact information:
- FirstStudent, Inc., 817-599-3189
- Weatherford ISD: Grant Priess, Executive Director of Safety and Transportation, 817-598-2939
News Release - Aug. 9, 2013
FirstStudent Selected to Provide Transportation for Weatherford ISD
CINCINNATI (Ohio) — First Student, the nation’s leader in student transportation, will be providing school transportation for Weatherford Independent Schools in Texas as part of a five-year contract agreement beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
“First Student is dedicated to forming true partnerships with our school districts,” said Chris Peddle, First Student area general manager. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve Weatherford Independent Schools and its students with safe and reliable transportation for many years to come.”
First Student will add 26 new buses to the current fleet, and install additional safety features, which include GPS tracking systems, cameras to monitor onboard activities, the Child Check-Mate electronic reminder system designed to ensure no child is left unattended on a bus, and crossing gates to allow children to cross in front of the bus at a safe distance.
“Student safety is our number one priority,” said Jeffrey Hanks, Weatherford Independent superintendent. “We are confident First Student will deliver the high-quality transportation services we expect, while continuously looking at ways to make the experience even better for our students who ride the bus.”
First Student will also provide computerized routing to ensure efficiency, which supports the company’s vision of keeping people moving and communities prospering.
About First Student, Inc.
First Student, Inc. - a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America - is the largest provider of safe, reliable, sustainable student transportation services in North America. The company safely transports approximately 6 million students every day in the US and Canada.