LEWISVILLE, TX — First Student, the nation’s leader in student transportation, has been awarded a contract to provide school transportation for the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) in Texas.
This marks the first time the district has partnered with First Student for busing services. First Student plans to hire more than 350 employees, including drivers, bus monitors, mechanics and staff, to support LISD.
“At First Student, we strive to be the best start and finish to a student’s school day,” said First Student Senior Vice President Liz Sanchez. “We look forward to providing Lewisville students with safe and reliable transportation starting next school year and for many years to come.”
The agreement is for five years with an option to renew for an additional five years.
First Student will provide LISD with 288 all new buses. Each bus will be equipped with air conditioning and three security cameras.
First Student also will include additional safety features to the district’s school buses such as the Child Check-Mate electronic reminder system, which is designed to ensure no child is left unattended on a bus. Each bus also will be equipped with a GPS system allowing staff to pinpoint the exact location and speed of each bus.
Lewisville, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. LISD is one of the 100 largest school districts in the country with more than 53,000 students at close to 70 schools.