As a parent, it can make you nervous when your child’s school bus is running behind schedule. If you’ve ever been in the situation where you’re waiting for your child at the bus stop, checking your watch, and the bus is five minutes late; and then ten minutes late; and then twenty minutes late; then you know the monologue in your mind during those moments very well.
“I’m sure everything is fine,” you tell yourself. “Maybe they were late leaving the school. Maybe an unexpected fire drill delayed everything. Maybe the school bus got a flat tire. Maybe there was a substitute driver and they got a bit lost. Maybe…maybe…maybe…”
After enough time passes, the nervous parent will call the school to check on the whereabouts of the school bus that is carrying their child.
As a principal, you always hope that everything operates smoothly and efficiently, but you are also always aware that anything can go wrong at any given time. Maybe you have not heard from the driver of this school bus either, and you have no idea what to tell the anxious parents that are now phoning you and asking to know where their children are currently.
Now you’re nervous as well. The worst possible scenarios are playing in your mind. Has there been an accident? Is anyone hurt? Is someone ill? Why will the bus driver not answer their phone or respond on their walkie talkie?
To prevent the problems listed above, schools can install School bus tracking system that tracks their buses.
First and foremost, it gives real-time information about the location of the bus, allowing school officials to track its progress while ensuring that it is on schedule.
Secondly, having the ability to track where each of your school buses is at any given moment means that you also have the ability to locate your driver and students more quickly and find out what exactly is going on with the bus – as well as what to tell those nervous parents phoning in and looking for their children.
In addition, the system can provide school administrators with a record of who is riding on each bus route. This ensures that no student is left behind or forgotten and can also serve as a safety measure, should the need arise.
The school bus tracking system can alert school staff if buses trip deviates from the planned route or schedule, allowing them to respond quickly and resolve the problem.
Imagine the relief that you would experience in the event that you had to phone the school in search of your child, and the principal was able to tell you in a few short moments that your child’s school bus was moving along Main Street and may have just had to take a detour, but your child would be home to you shortly.
Finally, a bus tracking system can greatly improve the efficiency of the overall transportation process.
By tracking the bus’s movements and monitoring its performance, school administrators can identify areas for improvement—such as reducing how long it takes students to get on or off the bus.
This information can then be used to improve the buses’ routes and schedules, which helps optimize resource use and improves student safety.
In conclusion, the school bus tracking system offers numerous benefits for management and parents by improving the overall transportation process and bringing peace of mind.
To learn more about the convenience and simplicity of these devices and how they can benefit your schools, please contact us today.