Each student must be registered for bussing in order to ride on a School District No. 20 school bus. Each registered bus rider will be issued a bus pass in the form of a hard plastic card which is carried by the student. This pass must be presented each time the student boards and departs the school bus. Upon entering or leaving the school bus, the students tap their pass against a reader which logs the time, date, and GPS location of the scan.
The information is then securely transmitted to a password-protected website which School District administrators can access. This information is used both as a safety feature to track missing children, as a passenger list in case of emergency, as well as to compile date to be used by the district to find efficiencies in our bus routes. Bus passes will be made available to students registered for transportation in September. There will be a $10 fee for the replacement of lost or damaged bus passes.