Student Transportation Services is responsible for transporting TPS students to school and to extracurricular activities on a daily basis. Our Mission is:
Free transportation in district owned buses is furnished to students who reside within the TPS school district. All buses used by Tahlequah Public Schools meet the requirements of the State Board of Education and operate in compliance with state and federal regulations. All students are expected to maintain the same behavior while on the bus that is required in the classroom. Safety is mandatory at all times.
The driver of the bus is a school official and has the same authority as a classroom teacher over the students in their care. After a student gets on the bus, they are under the supervision of the bus driver and are expected to help them maintain discipline in order to prevent serious accidents. The driver has absolute authority, and is required to maintain the welfare of all students under their care. Any student that persists in disobeying regulations may be removed from the bus and is subject to loss of bus riding privileges. After boarding the bus , no student is to depart from the bus until it reaches their respective school in the morning or arrives at their designated drop off location. Special permission must be granted by the Director of Transportation if a student wishes to be dropped off at a different location. A bus pass signed and dated by the transportation department AND a school official will be necessary for permission to be granted for the student to get off of the bus at an unassigned location.
M-F: 5am to 6pm