BLOG SERIES: What to Know When Considering a Tracking App // PART 3: How to Manage Parent Expectations

Posted by Patricia M on Apr 13, 2018 12:06:30 PM

INTRODUCTION

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Topics: School Buses, Bus Tracking App, GPS, students, parents, school bus tracking

BLOG SERIES: What to Know When Considering a Tracking App // PART 2: The Timeline You Can Expect

Posted by Patricia M on Mar 22, 2018 2:43:21 PM

INTRODUCTION

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Topics: School Buses, Bus Tracking App, GPS, students, parents, school bus tracking

BLOG SERIES: What to Know When Considering a Tracking App // PART 1: Taking Stock Before Roll Out

Posted by Patricia M on Mar 9, 2018 12:32:49 PM

INTRODUCTION

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Topics: School Buses, Bus Tracking App, GPS, students, parents, school bus tracking

What You Need to Know About School District Budgets

Posted by Patricia M on Feb 22, 2018 2:13:48 PM

With spring around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about budgets and planning for a new fiscal year that starts in the summer. Although “budgeting” pops up often in our personal and professional lives, the budget process for schools and school districts can seem tricky and detailed. Learn more about the many departments and factors to consider when school districts decide where to put their dollars.

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5 Stats You Didn't Know About the School Bus Industry

Posted by Patricia M on Feb 9, 2018 9:11:16 AM

Yellow school buses are an everyday fixture in our neighborhoods and communities, yet there’s a more complex story behind the design, safety and routes that transport students to and from school. School bus carriers operate the largest mass transportation fleet in the country, and the industry itself is projected to grow even more during the next five years. This includes the traditional school transportation industry as we’ve known it for decades, as well as school bus-related technology including fleet telematics and school bus tracking apps.

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Topics: Bus Safety, School Buses, Bus Tracking App, Student Transportation, Child Safety, school bus tracking, transportation system, school bus routes, school bus

The Importance of the School Crossing Guard

Posted by Patricia M on Jan 24, 2018 10:17:00 AM

School bus safety is an important topic, and one that finds itself in the headlines often – from onboard technology and student behavior to vehicle safety, driver training and beyond. But what about the students who walk to school, navigating busy roads just to get to their morning class? What measures are in place to help ensure they get to school safely and on-time?

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Topics: Safety, Schools, students, crossing guards, Child Safety

Top SafeStop Blogs from 2017

Posted by Patricia M on Jan 10, 2018 4:16:37 PM

SafeStop had an exciting year in 2017, and the team is looking forward to even more great things in the year ahead. But first, let's take a moment to look back on our Top 3 Blogs from 2017!

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Winter Road Trips: Keep the Kids Busy and Your Eyes on the Road

Posted by Patricia M on Dec 20, 2017 10:17:00 AM

When school is out for the winter holidays, it’s time to bundle up and hit the road — and stay safe along the way. When the weather is unpredictable and kids get rowdy, it’s important to plan ahead to make sure they stay happy and occupied while you stay focused. Since safety is our No. 1 priority (and we know it’s yours, too), we thought a few tips would help beyond the obvious “check your windshield wipers and tire pressure” line already on your to-do list.

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Topics: Weather, parents, distracted driving, Child Safety

Don’t Get Stranded in the Cold: How SafeStop helped a Colorado school district navigate winter weather

Posted by Patricia M on Nov 22, 2017 10:03:00 AM

When the weather shifts to colder temperatures this time of year, school administrators and transportation directors must keep an eye on inclement weather and road conditions to keep students safe. Tracking dozens of school buses and thousands of students is difficult on an average day, and bad weather can make it even tougher. When School District 49 in Colorado needed a way to securely track students, keep parents informed and give school officials control, SafeStop had the solution.

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Topics: Bus Tracking App, Colorado, Weather, parents, reporting, school bus tracking, student tracking, phone calls

How do I know if the data apps I use are secure?

Posted by Patricia M on Nov 8, 2017 10:18:00 AM

Transportation apps may make it easier and more efficient to get to the school bus, but do they also make our lives safer? School administrators, parents, and transportation directors are now paying attention to the security aspects of apps, not only on the “backend” data transfer side but on the “real world” physical side, as well. The worldwide standard for secure information handling — known as Service Organization Control 2, or SOC2 — marks one of the highest security achievements in the education industry.

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