Bus Pass (SMART Tag)

Note- Please check bus route information before applying for a bus pass or paying any transportation fees to ensure service is provided from your home address to your school. 

You can submit a new or replacement bus pass application through EngagED Parent Portal at engaged.dcsdk12.org during the Express Check-In process after July 15th. If you lose or misplace your new card, you will have to submit an application for a replacement card through engaged.dcsdk12.organd a $5.00 replacement card fee will be assessed to your student's account. This fee is applicable to all riders except those receiving required special needs transportation services.

Every student who rides a DCSD bus must possess a Smart Tag bus pass card to scan on and off the bus.

Rides are billed at $1.00 each way on a quarterly basis. You have the option to choose an annual ride prepayment for $250 in the transportation application. Students approved for the free and reduced lunch program will have their ride fees waived, as well as students who receive required special needs transportation services.

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

Let's Talk Transportation
Click here for Bus Pass Questions

Fees are approved by the Board of Education, as allowed under Colorado State Law. Please see the below laws, policies and appendixes:

C.R.S. 22-32-117 Miscellaneous fees

Board Policy JQ - Student Fees

Board Policy JQ - Appendix A

Please review these additional Board policies on student transportation:

Student Behavior Policy
Safety Policy
Walk Zone Policy

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