Bus Pass Program

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Hi Gilbert Heights,

This year our transportation department is rolling out a new program called the Z-Pass. 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. 
  • Students must carry their badge (a Zpass), with them to ride the school bus. 
  • The Zpass will be scanned as students enter and exit the bus, recording the card number, location and time. 
  • Select district staff and parents will have access to this information. 
  • Parents can view ridership information by using ZPass+, a ridership alerts app from Zonar. 
  • District bus drivers will issue ZPass badges along with lanyards and backpack straps to students currently riding a district school bus. 
  • Parents can opt out of tracking.

The District began implementing the program a few schools at a time during winter and spring of 2022 and we’re up!

Please reach out with any questions you may have, they may be on my list too!

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