Laws and Policy

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  • Professional Development
  • Now Available! Online Bus Recertification. Online. On Demand. On Your Time.

Upcoming Events


Onsite Training

Bus Driver 20-Hour Certification


Bus Driver 8-Hour Recertification


Online Training

Bus Driver 8-Hour Online Recertification






Regional Resources

Gulf Coast Chapter of TAPT (GCAPT) Serving Districts in Regions 4 and 6

Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference


State Resources

49 CFR

Benchmark 4 Excellence

DPS Penalty Point System for School Bus Drivers

Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT)

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

Texas Association of School Bus Technicians (TASBT)

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Texas Legislature Online

Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC)

Texas Specifications for School Buses


Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Resources

Active Shooter Preparedness

Combating the Insider Threat

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

DHS Helpful Websites

Insider Threats

No-Cost TSA Cybersecurity Trainings

Risk Assessment and Prioritization

Security and Emergency Plan Template

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide


National Resources

Automotive Service Association

Education Compliance Group–Peggy Burns

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

National Association for Pupil Transportation

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

National Safety Council

Pupil Transportation Law and Compliance - Legal Routes

School Bus Fleet

School Transportation News

Transporting Students with Disabilities and Special Needs Conference and Tradeshow

U.S. Department of Transportation


Contact Us

Jack Mann Simeon Gates

Director of Business and Operations Solutions

Program Specialist, Transportation             


Secretary Secretary
Penny Simmons Ida Miller
713.744.6303 713.744.6303 
Main Office
Region 4 Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096
713.462.7708 | PHONE
Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in September of 2024.
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