Yes, our drivers will not leave students unattended at their bus stop if a student forgets or loses his/her SMART tag ID badge. A lost SMART tag ID badge must be replaced immediately. Failure to use the supplied SMART tag ID badge will ultimately result in disciplinary action.
If a student does not have his/her SMART ID badge for three (3) consecutive days, the student’s campus will contact the parent. When a student receives the maximum number of warnings allowed, the student will be suspended from transportation services for the afternoon (PM) bus route only. Below is the maximum number of warnings allowed:
- Elementary students will receive three (3) warnings (12 consecutive days)
- Middle and high school students will receive two (2) warnings (9 consecutive days)
Example: If a high school does not have his/her SMART tag ID badge for three (3) consecutive days, the student will receive a warning and his/her parent will be contacted. If the student does not have his/her SMART tag ID badge for the next three (3) consecutive days (days 4, 5, and 6), the parent will be contacted again and informed that the student will be suspended from transportation services if the student does not obtain a replacement SMART tag ID badge within the next three days (days 7, 8, and 9). The student will not be allowed back on the bus until he/she has obtained a replacement SMART tag ID badge.