Hazard Routes

  • For the 2018-2019 school year, Denton ISD Transportation currently operates 35 hazardous routes. Four of the 35 hazardous routes are funded from a minimal allotment received from the state; 31 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 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 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.  

    Denton ISD Transportation uses a rubric to evaluate an area for hazardous conditions. A link to a blank rubric used can be found here: Link to Hazardous Area Evaluation Form

    Hazard routes are approved by the Board of Trustees of the Denton Independent School District each school year. The approval for the 2018-2019 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 42.155(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;

    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 – South of FM 407 & South of McMakin
    2. Adkins Elementary – Canyon Oaks & Lantana – (Copper Canyon)
    3. Blanton Elementary – Hickory Hill Rd & Old Alton
    4. Borman Elementary – Fred Moore, Southeast Denton
    5. Borman Elementary – Ft. Worth Dr. & South of Roselawn
    6. Braswell High School – US 380
    7. Cross Oaks Elementary – FM 720
    8. Crownover Middle School – Hickory Creek MHP (West of FM 2499) (T)
    9. Crownover Middle School – Kensington Estates
    10. Denton High School – Borman Area South of I-35 (T)
    11. Guyer High School – Kensington Estates
    12. Guyer High School- South of Ryan Road (T)
    13. Guyer High School- Hickory Creek MHP (T)
    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 – Village East Apartments
    19. McMath Middle School – Borman area West of HWY 377 (T)
    20. McNair Elementary – Hickory Creek MHP
    21. Navo Middle School – Fishtrap Rd – Savannah (T)
    22. Navo Middle School – South Paloma Creek
    23. Navo Middle School – HWY 380
    24. Nelson Elementary – State School Rd & West on Robinson
    25. Nelson Elementary- South of Ryan Rd (T)
    26. Paloma Creek Elementary – South Paloma Creek
    27. Pecan Creek Elementary – Mayhill/ Swisher/ Edwards
    28. Providence Elementary – Fishtrap West FM 2931 & Lakes of Cross Roads
    29. Newton Rayzor Elementary – South of Hickory and West of North Texas Blvd
    30. Rodriguez Middle School – Naylor Rd (T)
    31. Rodriguez Middle School – East of FM 720 South of 380
    32. Savannah Elementary – Glenbrooke Estates
    33. Stephens Elementary – Shady Shores Rd. Corridor
    34. Stephens Elementary – East of Garza East to Cielo Ranch
    35. WS Ryan Elementary – Lexington Park
    36. WS Ryan Elementary – Bent Creek Estate

    (T) = Temporary