The transportation department has 25 buses, and currently operates 17 bus routes. We work hard to ensure that students arrive at school ready to learn. We look forward to continuing to partner with families and schools to serve our students. Safely transporting students to their future Our bus drivers receive approximately 24 hours of training throughout the school year. The Transportation Department is committed to providing safe, timely, efficient, and courteous service to all eligible students.
We transport all students who attend James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center, students in kindergarten through eighth grade who live more than one mile from school, and students with Individual Educational Plans who require transportation.
The department also transports students on field trips, athletic teams to events and students who participate in after-school and summer programs.
Process for School Closures and 1-hour Delayed Starts In the event of inclement weather, Covington Independent Public Schools uses a variety of resources to determine if conditions exist that warrant a 1-hour delayed start or closure of schools.
If there is a concern for student and staff safety, the district will make every effort to announce a decision ASAP to close or delay opening schools. A 1-hour delayed start or closure will be communicated in several different ways, including:
District website and school websites
Local media outlets
Email and text message
Keep in mind, you will only receive alerts if schools are closed or operating on a 1 or 2 hour delay. If schools are open and operating on a normal schedule you will not receive an alert.
Parents, please make sure your information is up to date in Infinite Campus. If you have changed addresses, please make sure you contact your child's school.
- How do I know which bus my child should be on?
- What happens if the bus is late?
- Where will the bus pick up and drop off my child?
- Will my child have an assigned seat on the bus?
- How many students are assigned to a bus?
- What happens when the weather is bad and streets are slippery?
- Who should I call if I am unhappy about the bus service or anything else related to transportation?