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The Boone County School District strives daily to ensure the safety of your children in everything we do. In our continued efforts, we are excited to begin the rollout of the new ZPass student ridership program. This tool will aid the school district and parents in quickly locating students and will provide transportation with real time rosters for each bus. This program will be offered to all elementary school students and students grades 6-12 who use special transportation.

How does the card work? Each Zpass card contains a passive RFID chip which is assigned a unique identifier when the card is issued to the student. When the card is tapped on the scanner, the RFID is activated and automatically logs their entry or exit time and location. The card does not offer any capability to track a student - it merely tells us when and where a student scanned the card on and off of the bus. Parents can download the My View Parent App and choose to receive information instantly and securely regarding when their child boarded or exited a bus.

What happens if my child loses their card? Students without cards will still be permitted to board the bus. If the card is lost or damaged, a new card can be requested by notifying your child’s school. If the card was recently lost, we ask that you look for one day before reporting the card as lost. If it is still lost after that time, please notify the school and a new card will be issued. If a lost card is found please return it to school for discarding.

What information is stored on the card? The only information that is stored on the ZPass card is the unique identifier that is only meaningful to the ZPass program. A lost or stolen ZPass card does not put sensitive student information at risk. Parents will only have access to their student’s information. Under our terms with the company providing this technology, all student information is protected.

Can I opt out of this program? Yes. If you do not wish to participate in this program you will need to complete the opt out form for each child in your household. Parents can access the opt out form by visiting the front office at the school and requesting the form, by calling the school and asking for a form to be sent home with their child(ren), via a link to print the form on the transportation page on the district website, by calling the transportation department directly at 859-384-5340 to request it be emailed directly to them, by sending an email request to

Opt out forms must be returned no later than Wednesday September 13th. Forms can be returned directly to the child’s school or emailed to If a parent chooses to opt out of this program A NON-RFID card will be issued by the transportation department. The NON- RFID card will still contain the student barcodes for use in the cafeteria and media center but will be clearly labeled “NON RFID Card”. This student identification card will still need to be presented when a student boards district transportation so that transportation staff will be able to identify students who are present on the bus.

When will this program start? Once we know which parents have chosen to opt out we will begin the card printing process. Once the initial print cycle is complete, cards will be delivered to schools. Students will first use the card in the cafeteria to become familiar with how it functions and will receive instructions on how it works. We plan to implement this in a few schools at a time so that we can address any issues on a smaller scale. The goal will be to have full implementation with elementary schools and students receiving special transportation by mid October. 

Still have questions? A list of frequently asked questions has been compiled using responses from the parent survey and from other districts who have already implemented this program. This document is found on the transportation page of the district website. If after reviewing this document you still have questions, please reach out to the transportation department directly. Transportation Department Phone Number: 859-384-5340 Transportation Web Address: Email:


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ZPASS Frequently Asked Questions
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