**SDM initial email will be sent TUESDAY, AUGUST 15th– If anything changes, Ms. Clifford will send a Remind.

**You will NEED to log in and set up your child’s PERMANENT MODE OF TRANSPORATION on AUGUST 15th (BEFORE THE 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL)

Setting Up School Dismissal Manager:

Step 1: On August 15th, you should receive an email about the School Dismissal Manager (SDM) system that SRE uses to support our campus dismiss process. Please be on the lookout for an email that will be sent to you and please LOGIN to the system. PLEASE check your junk mail/spam folder by searching School Dismissal Manager. You will find your log in credentials at the top of the email and you will be prompted to set up a password for your account. Next, you will set your child’s dismissal information. If you are having trouble, please reach out to Laura Dwyer at [email protected].

Step 2: Please download the School Dismissal Manager App or save the School Dismissal Manager website, on your phone or your computer, so you can always have it handy.

**If you already have the app, from last year, when you open the application, it will prompt your to update your version. It is very easy to do so! This application is a one stop shop where you can set your child’s permanent mode of transportation and also make changes as needed to their dismissal selection. The application will be used by parents who wish to make a transportation change for their child. Please note that all transportation changes must be made in the system by 1:50PM on normal school days.

Step 3: If your child is a car rider, you will need to fill out a Car Tag. We will have Car Tags available at Open House, on the 1st day of school, or you can print your card tag at the link below. You will need to show your card tag in the pick up line each day.

You should include the following information:

  • First and Last name of student(s) (if you have multiple students please list all names)
  • Student grade level and teacher’s name

SDM website

  • Login: parent email address
  • Password: sent in original SDM email, then parent will be forced to re-set new password
Bus Routing Information


Leander ISD’s TransFinder’s InfoFinder i software allows LISD parents to get information on their students’ bus stop locations and times by simply entering their street address and the student’s grade level. TransFinder will then give you a map showing your child’s assigned elementary or secondary bus stop.

  • If you are unsure if your address receives bus service, please click on the TransFinder link above and enter in your home address.
  • If your child does qualify for bussing services, please see the SMART Tag registration information below to set up their account.
SMART Tag (Bus Riders only)


The Leander ISD Transportation Department uses SMART Tag – a system that provides accurate, near real-time monitoring of where and when students load onto and unload off of their school bus – to help promote student safety and security, keeping parents, school administrators and the district’s transportation department more informed. Bus riders are issued a SMART card, which they scan as they get on and off the bus.

**If students had a SMART Tag last year, they will need to bring their tag and use it again this year as they will NOT receive a new tag.

SMART Tag Parent Portal

Parents and guardians can go to the SMART Tag Parent Portal and select Register to begin the registration process. Once registered, parents and guardians can sign up for SMART Alerts to receive a text message notification 10 to 15 minutes before the bus arrives at their child’s bus stop. While on the bus, the Parent Portal also provides a live map to see bus’ location in near real time.

To complete the registration, you will need the following:

  • The campus name of your child
  • Your child’s student ID number
  • Your child’s date of birth

For additional information, please visit the LISD Transportation Website.