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Student Identification Cards

Librarian Scanning New Student ID Card

In addition to their traditional use for obtaining lunch in the cafeteria and renting books in the library, new student identification (ID) cards will be used for entering and exiting buses — ensuring the security of each student. 

Sycamore Community School District 427 recently acquired new technology in its school bus fleet, called Tyler Drive. This card scan system helps to ensure the security of every student that rides our buses. Knowledge of where and when a student entered or exited a bus will allow us to proactively manage the safety of students, address concerns, and prevent errors such as students entering the wrong bus.

To facilitate this technology, all students will receive a new student ID card equipped with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip. Old student ID cards may continue to be used at lunch and in the library for the 2022-2023 school year; however, all bus-riding students will be required to use the new RFID student ID cards upon entering and exiting their bus. Starting Wednesday, February 1, 2023, students who ride a bus to or from school will be required to scan their new ID card upon entering and exiting the bus. Please note, students in our Little Spartans Early Learning Program will not be receiving ID cards.

New Student ID Example

Old versus New Student IDs

Old student IDs may continue to be used at lunch and in the library for the 2022-2023 school year. Only new student IDs can be used to enter and exit buses.

Old ID   New ID
Yes Lunch Yes
Yes Library Yes
No Bus Yes
Yes SHS Entrances Yes


Entering and Exiting the Bus

Please review our entering and exiting the bus video for details on this process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the new student identification cards equipped with RFID chips and how they will be used by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions.