The Forney Independent School District's transportation system provides the most economical means for serving all of the eligible bus students residing in the school district.
Transportation is available for students who live two miles or more from their assigned school or in an area that is deemed hazardous by the Forney ISD School Board. This policy is based upon state funding.
Forney ISD has a mapping program which is used for transportation management and routing. The software also helps the District determine transportation eligibility as it is capable of accurately determining the home to school distance for each student in the District.
Transportation services are not provided to students who choose to transfer from their assigned school.
SMART Tag System
Forney ISD uses the Secured Mobility Authorized Ridership Technology (SMART) tag system for all students who ride the bus to and from school. Each of our buses is outfitted with a Samsung tablet equipped with a Radio Frequency Identification reader, mobile connectivity, and Global Positioning System. Similar to systems used in public transportation, students place their campus-supplied SMART tag ID badges on the tablet’s sensor when loading and unloading their bus. Only the student’s name and associated bar code will be printed on the ID badge. No information is stored on the badge.
For more information about the SMART Tag System, click here.
Our transportation department is continually working to keep our students and employees as safe and healthy as possible. We are asking for you and your student's help in ensuring your student has both their mask and Smart Tag before arriving to the bus stop each day.
Beginning on Jan. 4, 2021 any student who attempts to board the bus without a mask (where we have to provide one for them) or that has forgotten their Smart Tag for 3 days in one week will be suspended from the bus. Parents/guardians will be contacted if this occurs.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in helping us keep everyone as healthy and safe as possible.