School Transportation News (STN) Magazine mentioned Bus Bulletin on page 36 of their April 2014 issue. Click here to view page 36 of the April 2014 issue.
Bus Bulletin is excited to announce two new features that have just been released. Parents can now elect to receive notifications in Spanish. All pre-worded notification options have been translated and are now sent in English or Spanish. Another feature that is sure to be popular is the ability for districts to create custom bus notification options. This feature allows districts to add pre-worded options for scenarios that they may encounter. Adding an option takes less than a minute and is immediately available.
Important note for all parents and guardians of students riding buses to schools in the Walton County School district. Please select new bus routes for your children. Each school year bus routes change. The routes that you selected for the last school year are no longer accurate; so we have removed those routes and need you to select new routes for this school year. To add new bus routes, sign in to Bus Bulletin and select the “Add Bus Route” button under “Step 2: My Bus Routes”. If you have forgotten your password, select the “Forgot Your Password” link on the Sign In page. If you are unsure which bus your child rides, the transportation department has a link on their website that allows you to locate the bus using your address. You may go directly to the link here: http://www.transfinderi.com?cid=WCS2FFW5Q8X5 Note for parents of students who attend one of the charter schools: If your child rides a bus to another school and then catches a shuttle to the charter school; you will need to select a route for each bus that the child rides to and from school. If you have any questions about bus numbers, routes or times; please contact the Walton County Schools transportation department at (850) 892-1100 Ext. 1642. Thank you for using Bus Bulletin and have a safe school year.
I received my first Bus Bulletin notifcation today letting me know the bus would be up to 15 minutes late. It was so nice to get the notification and be able to tell the kids and other parents at the bus stop that it would be coming late. All of us were understanding today instead of irritated that it was running so late. Thank you for providing this service!
Bus Bulletin was featured on WMBB News 13 (full story here)… “A pilot project called “Bus Bulletin” that started last school year will continue in the new year. Bay county is the only school system in the state of Florida using this service. Ken Phillips says, “it will text message, email you or send you a voice message anytime something is going on with one of our buses.” And that includes bus delays and other issues that come up. To sign up for Bus Bulletin: http://www.busbulletin.com/ Bay District School Transportation Office Main Number: 767-4495 http://www.floridaschoolbussafety.gov/