The Abilene ISD Transportation Department is excited to announce the addition of Smart Tag to our transportation services. Smart Tag is a security tool that will enable our department to:
- Know where a student boards and disembarks a bus
- Know when a student boards and disembarks a bus
- Know the students that are on any given bus in real time
- Determine the location of a bus in real time
- Determine if a bus is on schedule
In addition, administrators will soon be able to determine where a bus is located that serves their campus and how many of their students are on that bus. They will then be able to make necessary arrangements for buses that may be running ahead or behind schedule.
Parents will also soon be able to access the Parent Portal of the Smart Tag app. to determine where and when their student got on and disembarked the bus. They will also be able to view where the bus that their student rides is located on the route. This capability will be launched in the weeks following the Christmas break. Keep checking back for more information!
In order for this new security feature to work appropriately, students have been given a badge to use for scanning on and off the bus. This badge is also their ticket for riding. If students lose a badge, they will be given 3 days to replace it before they will no longer be allowed to ride. Replacement badges will cost $5.00 and can be printed at secondary campuses, the Abilene ISD offices on Pine, and the Transportation Department.
Please check back to learn important dates regarding Smart Tag!