Transportation

IDEA Public Schools is committed to ensuring the safe transportation of your child to and from school.

Stopfinder Parent Transportation App

IDEA Public Schools now utilizes a new parent app called Stopfinder. Stopfinder is the easy to use, all-in-one app that allows you to have the most accurate information about your student’s bus schedule at anytime from anywhere. In addition to displaying your student’s transportation information, Stopfinder features a private messaging feature that will allow you to communicate directly with IDEA’s Transportation Department. You can also create GeoAlerts for your student, which will notify you when the bus has arrived in/departed from any location on your student’s route, including their assigned bus stop and school.  

Here’s how to get connected:  

1. Activate your subscription. An invitation email will be sent to the email address we have on file. (Please be sure to check your spam folder, or click here to make sure we have an email on file.) If you have still not received an email, please reach out to your campus transportation manager. Transportation manager contact information by campus can be found below.  

2. Enter a password to complete the activation of your subscription. Please create your own password and be sure to keep it in a safe place! 

3. Install the Stopfinder application on your phone from the Google Play or Apple App Store.  

4. Sign in using the same email address you received the invitation email and your newly created password. 

5. That’s it! Click here for an overview on how to view schedules, add GeoAlerts, and more!     

Bus Safety Protocols

Cleaning Our Buses

At IDEA Public Schools, the journey to and from school is an extension of classroom learning. To help us provide a safe and pleasant bus ride experience for your children, please follow the two steps below to ensure the accuracy of your child’s transportation information:

Log into PowerSchool and click on the transportation tab. From there, you can register for transportation (student route should be available within 2 business days of submission) or verify your child’s bus stop information. Once registered you can move to step 2.

Step 2: "Here Comes The Bus" Application

When your children scans their bus pass, this application allows you to see, in real time, where your child’s bus is and when and where your child got on or off. This easy-to-use technology is free, simply download the “Here Comes the Bus” application on your smartphone, create a secure account, add your children, and you’re all set!

IDEA’s school code for Texas is: 83127
IDEA’s school code for Louisiana is: 87857

Campus Transportation Information

Bus Rider Behavior Contract

IDEA is committed to providing excellent transportation services to students throughout the Rio Grande Valley and Central Texas. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of this free service. Transportation, however, is a privilege, and all student riders and their families are expected to sign and follow our Bus Rider Behavior Contract.
Download Bus Rider Behavior Contract

Student Transportation Registration Form

To register your child, complete and submit the transportation form.
Download Student Transportation Registration Form

Click on your school name to get campus-specific contact information, bus routes, and traffic flow maps.

Campus Transportation Manager
Vicente Rodriguez
956-975-1403

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Juan Lopez
juan.lopez3@ideapublicschools.org

Bus Route
IDEA Alamo 2023-2024 Bus Routes

Traffic Flow Maps
Alamo Traffic Flow 23-24

Campus Transportation Manager
Tathiana Hall
904-614-6685

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Cortez Livingston
813-399-9650

Bus Routes
IDEA Bassett Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Linda Smith
504-380-1749

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Antionette Davis

Bus Route
IDEA Bridge 2023-2024 Bus Routes

Campus Transportation Manager
Gerardo Ramirez
956-373-4033

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Gerardo Perez
956-261-0009

Bus Route
IDEA Brownsville Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Alberto Torres
956-373-6152

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Daniel Barrera
956-414-5384

Bus Route
IDEA Donna Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Araceli Garcia
956-647-7635

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Arturo Lopez
956-363-7147

Bus Routes
IDEA Edinburg Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Cynthia Martinez
956-272-3295

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Belinda Hernandez
956-897-2073

Bus Route
IDEA Elsa Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Lucy Villa
956-371-9916

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Alicia Saldivar
956-351-3883

Bus Route
IDEA Frontier Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Monique Byrd
713-304-6837

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Jonelle Mayo
346-234-4861

 

Bus Routes
IDEA Hardy 2023-2024 Bus Routes

Campus Transportation Manager
Elizabeth Rosales
956-363-3830 

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Neil Contreras
956-332-8861

Bus Routes
IDEA Harlingen Bus Routes 2022-2023

Campus Transportation Manager
Joshua Jefferson
813-367-6640

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Vondalyn Bryant
813-334-6547

Bus Routes
IDEA Hope Bus Routes 2022-2023

Campus Transportation Manager
Cheryl King
225-241-0698
cheryl.king@ideapublicschools.org

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Ingrid Scales
225-362-4935

Bus Route
IDEA Innovation Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Javier Miramontes
956-261-3087

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Brenda Colunga
brenda.colunga@ideapublicschools.org

Bus Route
IDEA La Joya Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Nicholas Andrews
281-222-9739

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Herschell Riley
346-282-8958

Bus Route
IDEA Lake Houston Route 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Antonio Gamez
956-351-1089

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Maria Tapia
956-375-1350

Bus Routes
IDEA Los Encinos Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Ricardo Ortiz
956-647-7382

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Mario Hinojosa
956-355-1068

Bus Route
IDEA McAllen Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Maria Lopez
956-607-9662

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Nicole Canales
956-619-1736

Bus Route
IDEA Mission Bus Routes 2023-2024

For School Bus Questions:
Campus Transportation Manager
Minia Fuentes-Gonzalez
512-917-7052

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Beverly Moore-Griffin
512-917-7638

For SPED Route Questions:
SPED Transportation Assistant Manager
Jennifer Reed
737-703-1267

Bus Route
IDEA Montopolis Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Ivan Salinas Garza
956-332-9916

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Gabino Barrera
956-272-4229

Bus Route
IDEA North Mission Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Jose M. Ramirez
956-272-4291

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Javier Perez
956-313-5661

Bus Route
IDEA Owassa Route 2023 – 2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Melina Ortiz
956-363-3896 

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Silvia Reyes
956-946-0002

Bus Routes
IDEA Palmview Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Ernesto Campos
956-666-5747

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Elizabeth Martinez
956-354-6283

Bus Route
IDEA Pharr Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Karen Russell
513-305-2998

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Tyron Horne

Bus Route
IDEA Price Hill Bus Routes 2023-2024

Transportation FAQ

Campus Transportation Manager
Hector Molina
956-369-7254

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Francisco Hernandez
956-261-2255

Bus Route
IDEA Quest Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Yesenia Alanis
956-256-0160

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Juan Salinas
956-500-3212

Bus Route
IDEA Rio Grande City Routes 2023-2024

Tutorial Route
IDEA RGC Tutorial Bus Routes 2023-2024

Traffic Flow Maps
IDEA RGC Traffic Flow

Campus Transportation Manager
Sherman Wright
904-489-7430

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Mary Avinger
904-662-5600

Bus Route
IDEA River Bluff Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Jeovannie Cintron Pagan
jeovannie.cintron@ideapublicschools.org
956-678-6541

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Santiago Castaneda
956-373-4061

Bus Route
IDEA Riverview Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Juan Gonzalez
956-332-6671

Bus Route
IDEA Robindale Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Robert Garza
956-647-7618

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Jose Benavides
956-472-8279

Bus Route
IDEA San Benito Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Edward Ruiz
edward.ruiz@ideapublicschools.org
956-266-9712

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Josefina Cuellar
956-363-1265

Bus Route
IDEA San Juan Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Monica Booker
713-210-9011 

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Keith Ozan
281-562-0942

Bus Routes
IDEA Spears Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Ezequiel Rivera
956-363-7023

Bus Route
IDEA Sports Park Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Antonio Hernandez
956-272-8976

Bus Route
IDEA Toros Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Francisco Rivera
956-309-1825

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Adolfo Aguayo
956-332-4312

Bus Route
IDEA Tres Lagos Bus Routes 2023-2024
IDEA Tres Lagos Summer Routes

Campus Transportation Manager
Michelle Anderson-Snowden
225-614-7209
michelle.anderson@ideapublicschools.org

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Felecia Washington

Bus Route
IDEA University Prep Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Octavia Gooden
513-692-6502

Bus Route
IDEA Valley View Bus Routes

Transportation FAQ

Campus Transportation Manager
Chastity Simmons
813-217-3071

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Lillian Williams
813-335-8664

Bus Route
IDEA Victory Bus Routes 2022-2023

Campus Transportation Manager
Juan Perez Zapata
juan.perezzapata@ideapublicschools.org
956-373-5570

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Jose Segovia
956-617-0834

Bus Route
IDEA Weslaco 2023-2024 Bus Routes

Traffic Flow Maps

Weslaco Pick Up And Drop Off

Campus Transportation Manager
Josue Tafolla
956-332-4451
josue.tafolla@ideapublicschools.org

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Michael Garde
956-373-8920
michael.garde@ideapublicschools.org

Bus Route
IDEA Weslaco Pike Bus Routes 2023-2024

Campus Transportation Manager
Vanessa Harris
432-276-1184

Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
John Huffman
432-307-8273

Bus Routes
IDEA Yukon Bus Routes 2023-2024

Regional Transportation Managers

Texas - Lower Valley

Guillermo Tamayo

Regional Transportation Manager

(956) 272-3944
Email Guillermo

Texas - Mid Valley

Eslendi de Leon

Regional Transportation Manager

(956) 314-4224
Email Eslendi

Texas - Upper Valley

Eleazar Vital

Regional Transportation Manager

(956) 733-9822
Email Eleazar

Texas - Austin, Houston and Permian Basin

Cashawna Knight

Regional Transportation Manager

Louisiana

Robert Gautheir Jr

Regional Transportation Manager

(225) 223-5876
Email Robert

Florida - Tampa

Moises Ruiz

Regional Transportation Manager

(813) 450-9057
Email Moises

Ohio - Greater Cincinnati

Jose Rodriguez

Regional Transportation Manager

All Regions

Salomon Torres

SPED Transportation Manager

(956) 314-4211
Email Salomon

Regional SPED Transportation Department

All Regions

Salomon Torres

SPED Transportation Manager

(956) 314-4211
Email Salomon

San Antonio and RGV Regions

Estevan Bautista

SPED Transportation Assistant Manager

(210) 765-4141
Email Estevan

Austin Region

Jennifer Reed

SPED Transportation Assistant Manager

(737) 703-1267
Email Jennifer

El Paso Region

Joshua Arzate

SPED Transportation Assistant Manager

(915) 208-5674
Email Joshua

Tarrant County Region

Cheryl Gonzales

SPED Transportation Assistant Manager

(512) 956-0464
Email Cheryl

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