Smart-Tag Info/FAQs

SMART Tag - SMARTer and safer bus transportation

The SMART Tag system records when students load and unload the bus, providing real-time information to the District transportation department, and you, the parent.

In just three easy steps, the SMART Tag electronic bus transportation system ensures that students get on the right bus and get off at the right stop.

Bus Transportation

  1. Students eligible for transportation service are issued a SMART Tag card equipped with an RFID chip. The chip does not transmit a signal, students swipe the card over the RFID reader when they enter and exit the bus.
  2. Your student's ID card is required each time your child enters and exits the bus. (Only the student's name and barcode associated with the student ID number will be printed on the ID badge.)
  3. Students place student ID card on the tablet's sensor when loading and unloading their bus.

SMART Tag Parent Portal

  • SMART Alerts - Sign up for SMART Alerts and receive emails or text messages when the bus is approximately 10 minutes from the scheduled bus stop.

If you are using a smartphone, you will be prompted to save the web app to your home screen. This will place the Parent App tile on your mobile device for easy access.

SMART Tag will help…

  • Improve safety and automation of tasks, better enabling drivers to focus on the safe transport of students.
  • Ensure riders will load on the right bus and unload at the right stop.
  • The SMART tag system wirelessly transmits information to our transportation department staff to including:
  • The names of the students on board each bus.
  • Notification of an approaching bus.
  • The ability to view a student's ridership activity.

When registering your student/s, please use the 5-digit OTHER ID listed in Skyward, and NOT your child's Social Security number when it asks for the Student ID.

Skyward Other ID







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