• Students must have a SMART Tag in order to ride the bus.
  • Bus Route information seen on the SMART Tag Parent Portal will remain subject to change without notice until the start of school, so please verify that info just before the start of school.
  • Changes made after the start of school, if any, will be communicated in advance.
  • Bus service options are part of the Additional Options section of Express Check In for your student's school
  • if eligible for busing based on residential address. The bus pass will be printed and with the driver on the assigned route for distribution.
  • Students are welcome to ride without a pass while cards are being processed and distributed.
  • NOTE:  If you have already completed Express Check In, and need to now register for bus service, you can do so by accessing the "Manage Transportation Options" app via the link on your student's profile on the DCSD Engaged Parent Portal
  • Upon completing the steps above, please check for bus route and stop information for your student on the SMART Tag Parent Portal.


  • For the 23-24 School Year, Transportation implemented rolling bus cancellations due to driver shortages
  • You can find the Schedule here


  • Cost is $1.00 each way
  • Student(s) that qualifiy for free and reduced lunch there is no cost for the buses)

Bus Route Information

Generally, DCSD school bus service will be available to the following:

  • Elementary students who live approximately 1 mile or more from their assigned neighborhood school

  • Middle and high school students who live approximately 2 miles or more from their assigned neighborhood school

  • All eligible students with special needs, as well as homeless and foster children, and other eligible students as required by law

  • Students that are open enrolled are not eligible for bus services. See Board Policy EEAA 

  • Click here to read about prohibited items on buses

General education students who are eligible will have a transportation link available at  to request a new bus pass and make your transportation fee choice for the 22/23 school year. If you do not have this link, you may not be eligible for transportation. Please reach out to us to verify this information.

If you have any questions regarding DCSD bus transportation, please submit them through Let's Talk.

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