Bus Pass Program

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About the Program

The David Douglas School District is rolling out a new program for school bus riders. Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, all eligible riders will be required to register to ride the bus and must carry a badge (card).

This program is designed to enhance bus rider safety by giving the Transportation Department the ability to track when and where each student gets on and off a district school bus. The District has partnered with a company called Zonar to provide the badges (bus pass cards) for the program. Students must carry this badge with them to ride the school bus. It will be scanned as students enter and exit the bus, recording the badge number, location and time. Select district staff and parents will have access to this information. Parents can view ridership information by using Zonar’s ridership alerts app. View the app details below for registration instructions.

The District is implementing the program a few schools at a time during winter and spring of 2022. District bus drivers will issue the bus pass badges along with lanyards and backpack straps to students currently riding a district school bus.

Bus Pass Program Video Overview

How to Register a Student for Bus Services

The process of registering a student for riding the bus will open summer 2022. Parents will be able to register their student(s) online. A form will be posted to this page.

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How to create a Parent/Guardian Account

To view your child’s ridership activity, begin by registering for an account account.

The registration process requires entering the RFID# located on the back of their badge. Once registered, you can view your child’s activity either online at www.zpassplus.com or with the Zonar app.

The app is available to download from both the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Lost Badge

Students will receive their initial bus pass badge free of charge. In the event of a lost badge, the student or parent will need to immediately call the Transportation office at (503) 256-6526 to request a replacement. The first replacement is free, however additional replacements may result in a $3 fee. Students who lose their badge will be required to get a temporary pass each day from the school office until they receive a replacement badge.

Students who arrive at the bus stop in the morning without their bus pass will be allowed to ride the bus to their school. However, in order to ride the bus home in the afternoon, they will need to get a temporary bus pass at the school office. Please help us by making sure that your student has their badge when they head to the bus stop each morning.

Opt Out of Tracking

The badge serves as a bus pass for all students using district provided transportation services. All riders are required to carry one. Participation in the electronic tracking portion of the program is not mandatory but highly encouraged by the District. Parents, as well as students age 14 and older, may opt out of the electronic tracking feature by completing the Bus Pass Electronic Tracking Opt Out Form.

Opt Out Forms

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Turn in completed forms to your student’s school or the Transportation Office (2904 SE 122nd or schoolbus@ddsd40.org). It is important to note that even if you elect to opt out of the electronic tracking portion of the program, your student will still need to use their bus pass to get on the school bus.

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Questions or Concerns?

View the Bus Pass Program Frequently Asked Questions page

Contact the DDSD Transportation Office at 503-256-6526 or schoolbus@ddsd40.org.