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PSD’s New STPS Card Will Help Keep Bus Students Safe

Starting September 2014, Parkland School Division’s Student Transportation Department will be introducing the Student Tracking Prevention System (STPS). STPS is designed to enhance the safe transport of bus students in Kindergarten to Grade 4 by means of Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs) and RFID Readers. 

K-4 bus students from the schools listed below will be issued RFID-enabled STPS cards that they must carry to ride the bus. An electronic reader on the bus will scan a student's card every time he/she enters or exits the bus, recording the time, date and location of this event. This information is automatically transmitted to a secure, confidential database in the Student Transportation Department. 

The STPS database will allow the Department to monitor the progress of K-4 bus students from the schools listed below as they travel to and from school on their designated bus(es). Should a student board the wrong bus, the Department will be able to notify the bus driver immediately by two-way radio. 

K-4 bus students from the following schools will be issued an STPS card to use throughout their time in Kindergarten to Grade 4: 
 
  • Blueberry
  • Brookwood
  • Devon Christian
  • Duffield
  • École Meridian Heights
  • École Broxton Park
  • Forest Green
  • Graminia
  • High Park
  • Holy Spirit
  • Keephills
  • Living Waters
  • Muir Lake
  • Millgrove
  • Parkland Village
  • Robina Baker
  • SML Christian Academy
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Marguerite
  • St. John Paul II
  • Stony Plain Central
For detailed information about STPS, please visit the Student Transportation Department's Student Tracking Prevention System page. 

For more information contact: 
Student Transportation Department 
4603-48 Street 
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2A8 
Phone: 780-963-8452 
Email: Transportation@psd70.ab.ca