Here Comes the Bus Student Pass Program

Published on: 8/18/2023

The Transportation Department has completed distribution of barcoded student cards for initiation of the Synovia/Here Comes The Bus Student Pass Program. Barcoded cards were generated for bus riders attending elementary and K-8 schools. Students attending middle and high schools will use their school issued ID card for the Synovia/Here Comes The Bus HCTB Student Pass Program. Bus riders in all grade levels may use a smartphone with the Here Comes The Bus app as an additional option for the student pass. 

Each SCCPSS bus is equipped with a tablet to validate students when loading and unloading.  Parents are also able to monitor their child’s scans using the HCTB parent app. For parents already utilizing the HCTB app to monitor the bus, student scans will automatically populate in the app.

Included in the envelopes delivered to your site, were barcoded cards on lanyards for students at your school routed for transportation at that time. Routing updates are occurring on a continuous basis as transportation information is received through exports. As students are added to routes, Transportation will generate barcoded cards for these students. New cards will be provided to schools as updates occur.

Cards delivered to your site (elementary and K-8 schools) are grouped by route number for easier distribution. Kindly distribute the cards to students for use on buses. Students should be reminded to keep their card with them for morning and afternoon transportation. If a card is lost, an email should be sent to Transportation, specifically Clifford Allen and copied to your school’s Field Supervisor, requesting a replacement. If a student has a card that will not scan, the driver will manually scan the student on/off the bus until the issue is resolved.

Parents utilizing the HCTB app, may be submitted requests for assistance via the app. For additional information you may need related to Synovia/Here Comes The Bus Student Pass Program, please contact the following:

  • Your school’s Transportation Field Supervisor,

  • Clifford Allen, Transportation IT Specialist (912) 547-6166 or

  • Transportation Department (912) 395-559.

Thank you for your support

SCCPSS Transportation Department


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