The start of school is less than a week away for students in Huntsville City Schools, and many of those students will be taking the bus. The district is urging parents to download a bus app that will give them the ability to track their child’s bus in real time.
About 160 new buses will be taking kids in the district to class this fall.
“We have some WIFI buses that we’re bringing — just a myriad of different technology that Huntsville I think will appreciate,” said Stephanie Shaw, Apple Bus Company.
Parents of bus riders are encouraged to download the SafeStop app. “In addition to bringing a brand new fleet and air conditioned buses, we’re also bringing Safe Stop — an application where we can track students in live time,” she says. “Parents can log on at anytime and see where their student is and where the bus will be on the route.”
If your kids will be riding the bus, they must indicate that they’re a bus rider while registering for school online.
“There is a tab they can click on inside that that will indicate for us whether they are a bus rider,” explains Keith Ward, Hunstville City Schools. “That’s important for us to be able to populate the bus rider list, and that will gain them access to the new bus app.”
If your child isn’t yet registered for class, the district urges you to go ahead and do so.
Click here for instructions on how to download and set up the SafeStop app.
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