SMART-Tag (The “New” Bus Pass) will be implemented over the course of the 2019-2020 School Year. The program will be implemented in stages for each school district. Students will receive a SMART-Tag pass on the first day of implementation for their group. It is the goal of the Agency to have all bus riders utilizing the system as well as the SMART-Tag Parent Portal completed. The parent portal will be available for those parents whose students are using the SMART-Tag system. This system has been developed to help us eliminate certain types of communication breakdowns. We expect to be operating all phases by mid to late spring.

We encourage you to watch our informational videos, “What is SMART-Tag” and “How to Register”


What is SMART-Tag?

“How To Register”

Dear Parents,

The SMART-Tag system helps increase safety and security for students riding on a school bus, leveraging technology to improve student management and communications on school buses.

  • SMART-Tag monitors student loading and unloading, providing real-time information to the Transportation Department, and you, the parent.
  • SMART-Tag Parent Portal provides Alerts to be sent to parents via email or text when your child is 10 – 15 minutes from their stop.

Introduction Letter & Instructions:

Regular Education information for LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED SMART-Tag? Ordering a replacement SMART-Tag pass is easy!

Westside Union School District:

Replacement passes are $5.00 each. See a school staff member in the front office to order a replacement pass. After the order has been processed, students will receive their new replacement pass from their school bus driver.

Lancaster School District:

Students will receive replacement passes at no charge. After an order has been processed, students will receive their new replacement pass from their school bus driver. Place an order with the school’s front office staff, the Welcome and Wellness Center, 44226 10th St. West; Lancaster; CA; 93534; (661) 471-8400 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, or at the AVSTA office, 670 West Ave. L-8; Lancaster; Ca; 93534; 8:00am – 4:00 pm; (661) 945-3621. You may also place an order on the AVSTA website, on the Smart-Tag portal.

Antelope Valley Union High School District:

Students are required to pay a $5.00 replacement fee and must pick up their replacement pass located at AVSTA; 670 West Avenue L-8; Lancaster, CA 93534. A replacement pass may be ordered in person or from the AVSTA website. Payment must be made in person at AVSTA, at this time we accept cash, check or money orders only.

  • SMART-Tag Order Form (Temporarily Suspended)
  • Ordering online is available to LANCASTER AND ANTELOPE VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS ONLY. You may order from the website, on the Smart-Tag portal.
  • To order in person, come to the AVSTA office; 670 West Avenue L-8; Lancaster. Available to Lancaster and ANTELOPE VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Students only.
  • Incomplete orders will not be processed.


If you have any questions, please contact the Administrative Assistant at (661) 945-3621.