The Texas Leadership Transportation Department is excited to announce the addition of Smart Tag to our transportation services.
What is Smart Tag?: It’s a security tool that will enable the Transportation Department to:
- Know where a student boards and disembarks a bus
- Know when a student boards and disembarks a bus
- Know the students that are on any given bus in real time
- Determine the location of a bus in real time
- Determine if a bus is on schedule
In addition, administrators will be able to determine where a bus is located that serves their campus and how many of their students are on that bus. This allows them to be able to make necessary arrangements for buses that may be running ahead or behind schedule.
Parents will also be able to access the Parent Portal or the Smart Tag APP (info coming soon!) to determine where and when their student got on and disembarked the bus. They will also be able to view where the bus that their student rides is located on the route.
In order for this new security feature to work appropriately, students will be given a badge to use for scanning on and off the bus. This badge is also their ticket for riding. If students lose a badge, they will be given 3 days to replace it before they will no longer be allowed to ride. Replacement badges will cost $5.00.
We encourage our families to make sure they have filled out a "Bus Rider's Form." This form will help us make sure that each student who needs bus transportation is enrolled in Smart Tag. We'll keep our families informed as soon as Smart Tag has officially launched (i.e. - expected in 2021)
School Bus Rider's Form: CLICK HERE
Keep checking back to our website and Social Media for more information!
If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to Transportation Manager, Nathan Bosworth at firstname.lastname@example.org