Buckeye Local School District Using Bus Card System

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Students in one local school district are trying out a new system when they get on and off the school bus.

The program is called the Zonar ZPass card ­reading system and each bus in the Buckeye Local school district has one.

The system will give parents a sense of security, now that they’ll know exactly when and where their kid gets on and off of the bus every day. All the student has to do is tap their special identification card to the reading system.

“We have access, bus drivers, administration, and parents have access, this way we can track our students so we know where they are just in case they were to come up missing or if we need to know where they are,” said junior high principal, Jason Kovalski.

Parents can then log on to www.zpassplus.com or download the app to their smart phone so they can check where their child is.

Bus driver Carri Justice has two kids of her own, and said the system provides security, knowing where a student is, especially in an emergency situation. “It gives a lot of piece of mind everybody worries about their child you know where they are,” she said. “I think this will help a lot.”

School officials will introduce the program to high school and elementary school students over the next few weeks.

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