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Registration open for students to ride the school bus

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CASPER, Wyo. — Parents and guardians can begin to register their students to ride the school bus for next school year. They’re asked to complete the registration by June 10.

Registration can be completed online and the Natrona County School District will assign students to a particular bus stop. Those assignments will be communicated to families sometime in August.

The school district announced that registration was open on Wednesday, May 22. Approximately 6,000 students are transported on NCSD buses daily.

“Parents are reminded that children are assigned to a specific bus and a specific bus stop in order to ensure accountability and safety of our students,” the announcement says.

“It is our goal to work with parents and guardians to make sure students start and end each day on the correct bus, with the correct driver, and enter and exit their designated bus stop at the scheduled time.”

If students do not ride the bus for 10 consecutive days, they’ll need to be re-registered.

“In order to avoid overcrowding and to ensure the most efficient routes, accurate count of students riding each bus daily is a necessity,” the district says. “As a result, NCSD Transportation will inactivate a student’s ridership after 10 consecutive school days of not riding.”

Re-registering a student who’s ridership has been deactivated needs to be done 48 hours in advance of them riding the bus again.

Students who qualify for the district’s “Special Transportation” do not need to register to ride the bus. However, if their families have changed residence or contact information, the district said that updated information should be communicated to the school district.

A “ZPass+” card system allows parents and guardians to track when their children get on and off of a school bus. Registration for the card can be completed here.

“The ZPass+ card system allows you to know instantly where and when your child entered and exited the school bus,” the district says. “Have comfort knowing your child is safe.”

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