Osceola County students to scan ID badges when getting on and off the bus this school year

Students who take the bus to school in Osceola County this school year will scan their ID badges, which the district hopes will help them better monitor who is getting on and off buses as they travel to and from school.

When a child gets on a bus, they will tap their ID on a tablet as they get on or off the bus. 

In a release, the district said this will help them account for all the students who ride the bus, and also help to ensure a student does not mistakenly get on the wrong bus or get off at the wrong stop.

The data collected will also help the district accurately count how many students ride the bus, information that can be used for state funding.