If you’re a mom or dad with school-aged kids, chances are you’ve heard of bus tracker apps. In case you didn’t get the memo, here’s a quick summary: Bus trackers, like SafeStop, are smartphone applications that enable parents and caregivers to track their child’s school bus in real-time.
District Signs Up with Mobile App Company to Provide Parents with Real-Time Information on Their Children’s Buses
Downingtown, PA, July 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – This coming fall, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) in Downingtown, Pennsylvania will begin using SafeStop, the app that has the ability to connect the district’s approximately 25,000 parents and its school officials to the vehicles transporting their students. DASD services approximately 14,000 students at ten elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools and is the largest school district in Chester County. Over 190 school vehicles, which feature Verizon Networkfleet GPS systems, will be ‘SafeStop Ready’ next school year.
DASD parents using SafeStop will be able to sign up through the school district’s parent portal and then securely register online, download the app, and use it when the 2015-2016 school year begins. The app provides parents and caretakers with a real-time map feature that displays the location of their child’s bus, estimated arrival times at their bus stop, and an alerts and messaging center to relay important service information from the school or transportation provider.