As part of our continuous efforts to enhance the safety and security of our students while they are on buses, we are continuing our use of the SMART tag system. SMART tag allows us to track your child's bus journey, ensuring their safe arrival to and from school.
We encourage all parents and guardians to access the SMART tag Parent Portal and verify that the information we have on file for your child is accurate. Additionally, you will need to add any authorized persons to the portal who are allowed to pick up your child from the bus stop. Please be advised that for the safety of our PreK and Kindergarten students, they will only be released to persons authorized in the SMART tag portal.
Bus passes will not be available this year and parents may not call campuses to change the drop off location. Parents are asked to indicate a regular drop off location and families need to make arrangements for children to be picked up from school or for someone to be at their assigned location to receive them.
RISD Buses are equipped with video and audio monitoring systems, which will be used when students are transported. Recorded video and audio recordings will be used to enforce discipline.
Individuals are reminded that Section 37.126 of the Texas Education Code states it is an offense to intentionally disrupt, prevent, or interfere with the lawful transportation of children.
If you have any questions for transportation, you may contact Robert Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-430-6020, ext 1212.