BVSD is introducing a new system on our school buses to help us track in where and when students board and disembark from our buses. The BVSD Access Pass will help increase student safety by providing the school district with more accurate ridership data.
- How does it work?
- What Information is on the Access Pass?
- When will my child begin to use the Access Pass?
- How do I track my child?
- What if my child forgets their Access Pass?
- Lost card?
- New Students
- What is Zonar?
Each student will be issued a BVSD Access Pass with an RFID chip that will be read by an ID scanner on the bus. Students will swipe the card past the scanner when they board and again when they disembark the bus. A light on the scanner will change from orange to green to indicate the card has been successfully read.
A very limited amount of information will be printed on the ID card, including the student’s last name, first initial, and the phone number for BVSD Security. The RFID chip transmits a signal that only carries the student’s ID number, so no additional personal information or data regarding student travel is accessible from the card.
As soon as students receive their BVSD Access Pass, they will be required to use it to board the bus. A lanyard or cardholder (dependent on grade level) will be provided with the first ID at the student's school. We encourage parents to speak with their student about the importance of keeping track of their BVSD Access card. For younger students, we are suggesting that they simply keep the card attached to their backpack, for easy daily access.
An app will be available for parents to know where and when your child entered and exited the school bus with their BVSD access card. Have comfort knowing your child is safe. Information can be found at this link.