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2018-2019 Transportation Zpass Information

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Note- Please check your bus route information before applying for a ZPass or paying any transportation fees to ensure service is provided from your home address to your school.  You can find this information here.  


This year, we are issuing new and improved ZPass cards to everyone who utilizes school bus transportation. This means that you will need to complete the ZPass application process -- even if you have already done so in the past. You can submit a new Zpass application through EngagED Parent Portal at The new passes will include your student’s first name, last name initial, and photo on the ZPass card. New ZPass cards will be provided to students during the first week of September. Current ZPass cards can be used until September 4, and should then be turned in to your student's bus driver.

The improved card is at no cost to families, however bus ride charges and subsequent replacement card charges still apply. We appreciate your patience while we transition to the new and improved ZPass cards. If you have questions or concerns, we welcome the opportunity to address them via the Let’s Talk feedback tool.  If you lose or misplace your new card once issued, you will have to submit an application for a replacement card.  
Every student who rides a DCSD bus must be able to present their Z-Pass card and scan on and off the bus. Parents have the option to sign up for free notifications of when their student scans, the location, and the time.  You can find more information here at Z-Pass+.


Rides are billed at $0.50 each way on a quarterly basis.  You have the option to choose a annual ride prepayment for $150 in the Zpass application.



Fees are approved by the Board of Education, as allowed under Colorado State Law. Please see the below laws, policies and appendixes:

C.R.S. 22-32-117 Miscellaneous fees

Board Policy JQ - Student Fees

Board Policy JQ - Appendix A


*Be sure to review the following board policies on student transportation:  Student Behavior Policy,  Safety Policy,  Walk Zone Policy






Transportation Office

2816 Highway 85 - Building F

Castle Rock, CO 80109

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