Transportation Settings for the Parent Portal

Modified on Tue, Feb 27 at 2:16 PM

The "Release Requests" option on the Role (in Parent Access>Setup>Roles>Modify Role) needs to be checked off for the Daily Pickup tab to be viewed.

That option enables this tab to be viewed, while "Display Daily Pickup Release Information on summary screen" on the School Settings tab is just for displaying release info on the summary screen


The Transportation settings screen (Parent Access>Setup>Settings>School Settings>Transportation) allows you to configure options for what Bus information is shown on the Student Summary page in the Parents Module.  

Originally, the Bus Information and Pickup Release Information were district-level settings, but on 8/29/16, we removed the district-level settings and transposed them to this screen so they can be enabled or disabled for each school.

District Settings



Display Bus Information on Summary screen

If you set this to Yes, then a student's bus information for the week will be displayed on the Home Screen.

Display Daily Pickup Release Information

If you set this to Yes, then an edit button for Pickup Release information will be displayed with a student's bus information on the Home Screen. Clicking this button will take them to a screen to edit Pickup Release information which requires the role 'Release Requests' in order to see. (The "Release Requests" option on the Role (in Parent Access>Setup>Roles>Modify Role) needs to be checked off for the Daily Pickup tab to be viewed.)

Display Bus Start and End Dates on Summary Screen

Show on the Bus Information Bar:
 Bus Stop, Bus #, Route, Comments, Bus Seat, PM Bus

Show or hide the Route, Bus Stop, Bus Number, or Pickup/Drop-off Comments in the Bus Info table. PM Bus will hide the PM row on bus information

Allow release requests to be made for multiple days

If you want parents to be able to create release requests for multiple days at once. If the release cutoff has been passed requests can still be made but not for the current day.

Release Cutoff

Require Pickup Time

Require Pickup Method

Min. Days in advance release requests can be made

Number of days in advance a request can be made. If 0 then requests can only be made for the current day, 1 or higher represents the number of days into the future a request can be made.

Don't allow Release Requests for non-school days

Bus Notes

Regarding the Daily Pickup Release Setting: If a parent user with Guardian 1, 2, 3, or 4 permissions (can be set in Parent Access->Setup->Users->Modify User) has a custody issue and is not allowed to leave with, speak to, or see the student, then they will not be able to add or modify Daily Pickup Releases.

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