Bus Pass (SMART Tag) Information

SMART Tag™ Parent App

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DCSD launched the SMART Tag Parent App for iOS and Android devices on March 18th, which replaced the legacy web-based SMART Tag Parent Portal.

The SMART Tag Parent App has all Transportation information for eligible students. Parents/guardians can customize alerts, enable push notifications, see ride history, and more. Search "Smart Tag" on the Apple App Store or Google Play store to download the SMART Tag Parent App. 

Please review this document for more important information regarding the SMART Tag Parent App. Parent App Video

Please contact us using our Let's Talk feedback tool with any questions.

SMART Tag™ Bus Pass Information

  • Students who are eligible for transportation are required to scan their SMART tag bus pass on and off the bus each time they ride. Eligibility information can be found at the DCSD bus route information page
  • If you do not have a bus pass and are eligible for transportation services, passes can be requested at engaged.dcsdk12.org under the "Manage Transportation" link. To request a replacement card reach out to us via Let's Talk
  • DO NOT PUNCH HOLES IN THE BUS PASS. You can place the bus pass in a clear plastic sleeve attached to a lanyard if needed. If a card is damaged or lost, a replacement bus pass can be requested at engaged.dcsdk12.org.
  • Only students that are eligible for transportation can ride the bus. We are unable to accommodate one day bus passes for students to ride home with other students on the bus 
  • Students who receive specialized transportation services do not need to request a SMART tag bus pass. Your student's card will be distributed to their bus driver directly
  • Bus passes for general education students will be distributed to students by their bus driver after an application has been submitted at engaged.dcsdk12.org. Students may ride in the interim while waiting for their bus pass
  • Transportation fees are approved by the Board of Education. Rides are $1.00 each way per student. These charges will be billed on a quarterly basis to your student's MySchoolBucks account. Students who receive specialized transportation services or qualify for the free or reduced lunch program will have their fees waive


If you have questions or concerns, we welcome the opportunity to address them via the Let’s Talk feedback tool. 

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