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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 providing a new streamlined ZPass application process via Express check-in through the Engaged parent portal. All students who apply for the ZPass will be issued a new Photo ZPass identification card by the end of September. Read more below….


This year, we are issuing a new and improved ZPass card to everyone who utilizes school bus transportation. This means that you will need to complete the ZPass application process -- even if you previously had a ZPass. You can submit the new ZPass application through the EngagED Parent Portal at

There is no charge for the new ZPass card. ZPass ID’s will include your student’s first name, last name initial, and photo.

New ZPass cards will be provided to students by the bus drivers in September.  Current ZPass cards can be used until the new ZPass cards arrive. New students and students who did not previously have a ZPass may ride the bus without a ZPass card until cards are distributed in September.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about start of school year and locating your bus stops.

  1. Up-to-date bus stop, pickup and route information for your child can be found under the Transportation tab in the Infinite Campus, Parent portal (

  2. Additionally, bus route information is available on our “Find Your Bus Route” link.  ( ) Please note that newer addresses (such as newly constructed homes) may not yet appear on the “Find Your Bus Route” page.

  3. If you cannot locate your route information, contact the DCSD Transportation team via the Let's Talk feedback tool. Please allow up to 12 hours for a response as we receive a high volume of inquiries during the first few weeks of school.

  4. Please note that a student may have a different morning and afternoon bus with different bus numbers, please check both AM and PM routes.

Other information

Transportation fees are approved by the Douglas County School District 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

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Transportation Office

2816 Highway 85 - Building F

Castle Rock, CO 80109

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