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MWISD Transportation Department

Director of Transportation
Bret Barrick

Transportation Secretary
Donna Maddux

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Transportation Department
996 Cross Post Rd.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

The objective of the Mineral Wells ISD Transportation Department is to provide safe, efficient and dependable transportation for the students and parents of the district. We recognize that this is an important service within the educational system. As members of the Transportation Department, we will conduct ourselves as professionals, dedicated to caring for the people we serve.  Working together, we will provide the safest and best service possible. When this is accomplished, we can be proud of the contribution that each of us has made in preparing our students for the future.

The transportation department will be available at each campus beginning August 1, 2018 to answer any questions you might have.  Please refer to the schedule below for dates and times.  We look forward to providing you with the best service possible in the coming years.  Thank you for helping us make these changes a success.


Bret Barrick
Transportation Director
Mineral Wells ISD

Restrictions On Operators Of Certain School Buses​​​​​​​

Texas Transportation Code § 521.022

  1. A person under 18 years of age may not operate a school bus for the transportation of students.
  2. A person who is 18 years of age or older may not operate a school bus unless the person holds an appropriate class of driver's license for the vehicle being operated.
  3. A person may not operate a school bus for the transportation of students unless the person meets the mental and physical capability requirements the department establishes by rule and has passed an examination approved by the department to determine the person's mental and physical capabilities to operate a school bus safely. A physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant may conduct the examination. An ophthalmologist, optometrist, or therapeutic optometrist may conduct the part of the examination relating to the person's vision. Each school bus operator must pass the examination annually.
  4. A person may not operate a school bus for the transportation of students unless the person's driving record is acceptable according to minimum standards adopted by the department. A check of the person's driving record shall be made with the department annually. The minimum standards adopted by the department must provide that a person's driving record is not acceptable if the person has been convicted of an offense under Section 49.04, 49.045, 49.07, or 49.08, Penal Code, within the 10-year period preceding the date of the check of the person's driving record.
  5. A person may not operate a school bus for the transportation of students unless the person is certified in school bus safety education or has enrolled in a school bus safety education class under provisions adopted by the department. Effective on the date and under provisions determined by the department, a school bus operator must hold a card that states that the operator is enrolled in or has completed a driver training course approved by the department in school bus safety education. The card is valid for three years.
  6. Before a person is employed to operate a school bus to transport students, the employer must obtain a criminal history record check. A school district, school, service center, or shared services arrangement, or a commercial transportation company under contract with a school district, that obtains information that a person has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude may not employ the person to drive a school bus on which students are transported unless the employment is approved by the board of trustees of the school district or the board's designee.
  7. This section does not affect the right of an otherwise qualified person with a hearing disability to be licensed, certified, and employed as a bus operator for vehicles used to transport hearing-impaired students.
  8. This section does not apply to the operation of a vehicle owned by a public institution of higher education to transport students of a school district that operates within that institution if:
    1. the person operating the vehicle is approved by the institution to operate the vehicle; and
    2. the transportation is for a special event, including a field trip.
    3. For purposes of this section, "school bus" includes a school activity bus as defined by Section 541.201.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.73(a), (b), eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1438, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 663, Sec. 3, eff. June 18, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 786, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999. Amended by: Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 923, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

Each school bus operator must pass a mental and physical examination annually. The MWISD Transportation Department may assist MWISD employees in obtaining this physical.

The following procedures will need to be followed once the physical is completed and a Medical Certificate is issued:

  • Complete Texas Excepted Interstate Form CDL-10 (Box #2 should be checked)
  • The completed form will need to be taken to a Texas Driver License Station
  • Pay the $11 transaction fee to have it updated into the system and notarized

Once the above is completed the operator will be issued a new driver license with an exception on it. This form will not have to submitted again until your CDL is renewed. Failure to complete the above will result in a downgrade of your CDL and prevent you from driving a school bus.