• For the 2022-2023 school year, Denton ISD Transportation currently operates 37 hazardous routes. Four of the 37 hazardous routes are funded from a minimal allotment received from the state; 33 of our hazardous routes are funded by Denton ISD. Although the District is not required to operate hazardous routes, we do receive an additional 10% allotment to apply toward funding identified hazardous routes within the two-mile limit. Elementary routes identified as hazardous areas receive priority consideration. The minimum requirement for an area to be considered hazardous is where no walkway is provided, and students must walk along or cross a freeway or expressway, an underpass, an overpass or a bridge, an uncontrolled major traffic artery, an industrial or commercial area, or another comparable condition.  

    Denton ISD Transportation uses a rubric to evaluate an area for hazardous conditions. A link to a blank rubric used can be found here: HAZARDOUS EVALUATION FORM

    Hazard routes are approved by the Board of Trustees of the Denton Independent School District each school year. The approval for the 2022-2023 school year can be found below.

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD REGARDING HAZARDOUS TRAFFIC CONDITIONS WHEREAS, Education code 42.155(d) allows the Board of Trustees of Denton Independent School District to obtain supplemental state funding for transporting regular, otherwise ineligible students who live within two miles of their school but who would be subject to hazardous traffic conditions if they walked to school;

    WHEREAS, the TEA handbook on School Transportation Allotments requires the Board to adopt language providing the definition of hazardous traffic conditions applicable to the District and identifying the specific hazardous areas for which such funding is requested;

    WHEREAS, the Board acknowledges the Education Code 48.151(d) provisions stating that a hazardous condition exists where no walkway is provided, and students must walk along or across a freeway or expressway, an underpass, an overpass or a bridge, an uncontrolled major traffic artery, an industrial or commercial area, or another comparable condition. An area presents a high risk of violence if law enforcement records indicate a high incidence of violent crimes in the area. Each board of trustees requesting funds for an area presenting a high risk of violence must, in addition to the explanation required by this subsection, provide the commissioner with consolidated law enforcement records that document violent crimes identified by reporting agencies within the relevant jurisdiction. 

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of Denton Independent School District has determined that a hazardous condition exists:

    And the Board of Trustees of Denton Independent School District has identified the following specific hazardous areas in which such conditions exist:

      1. Adkins Elementary- Crescent & Meridian
      2. Adkins Elementary- Kendall
      3. Adkins Elementary – South of FM 407 & South of McMakin
      4. Adkins Elementary – Canyon Oaks & Lantana – (Copper Canyon)
      5. Blanton Elementary – Hickory Hill Rd & Old Alton
      6. Borman Elementary – Fred Moore, Southeast Denton
      7. Borman Elementary – Ft. Worth Dr. & South of Roselawn
      8. Borman Elementary- North of I-35
      9. Braswell High School – US 380
      10. Crownover Middle School – Hickory Creek MHP (TEMP)
      11. Guyer High School – Kensington Estates (TEMP)
      12. Guyer High School – Hickory Creek MHP (TEMP)
      13. Guyer High School- South of Ryan Road (TEMP)
      14. Harpool Middle School – Copper Canyon Rd. & FM 407
      15. Harpool Middle School – Hickory Creek Estates
      16. Hawk Elementary – Kensington Estates
      17. Hodge Elementary – US 380 east to Trinity Rd.
      18. Hodge Elementary – The Village Apartments
      19. McMath Middle School – Borman area West of HWY 377
      20. McNair Elementary – Hickory Creek MHP
      21. Navo Middle School – South Paloma Creek
      22. Navo Middle School – HWY 380
      23. Nelson Elementary – State School Rd & West on Robinson
      24. Nelson Elementary- South of Ryan Road (TEMP)
      25. Paloma Creek Elementary – South Paloma Creek
      26. Pecan Creek Elementary – Mayhill/ Swisher/ Edwards
      27. Providence Elementary – Fishtrap West FM 2931 & Lakes of Cross Roads
      28. Providence Elementary-The Landing @ Little Elm Apartments
      29. Newton Rayzor Elementary – South of Hickory and West of North Texas Blvd
      30. Rivera Elementary- Country Park and the Vibe Apartments
      31. Rodriguez Middle School – East of FM 720 South of 380
      32. Sandbrock Ranch Elementary- East of 1385
      33. Savannah Elementary – Glenbrooke Estates
      34. Stephens Elementary – Shady Shores Rd. Corridor
      35. Stephens Elementary – East of Garza East to Cielo Ranch
      36. WS Ryan Elementary – Lexington Park
      37. WS Ryan Elementary – Bent Creek Estate