Savannah Chatham County Public Schools has launched a new app that will allow families to monitor daily school bus transportation information, including where a specific bus is on its route. The school district is partnering with Synovia Solutions to integrate a suite of digital tools on the District's buses designed to improve safety and enhance service.
The “Here Comes the Bus" app is available for any family who utilizes district transportation. Parents can see where their child's school bus is on its daily route. The app will deliver real-time tracking of school bus location and deliver notification alerts to ensure students and parents arrive at the school bus stop on time.
“Being able to add GPS to our fleet of buses and offering the Here Comes the Bus app to the families in our District is a positive upgrade for transportation in our District. This app and website provide another layer of security for our students and families, while also leading to greater efficiencies for our bus drivers," said Paul Abbott, SCCPSS Executive Director for Transportation. “Our students will know exactly when to arrive at the bus stop and their parents will know when they are stepping off the bus in the afternoon.
The app has the following features:
- Notifications on any bus number changes
- Notifications alerting families when a bus is approaching the bus stop
- Customizable features for different devices, depending on how parents are viewing the app or website
Families can find a code which will provide access to the app and website in the Frequently Asked Questions document here. For more information on getting started, visit the website here.