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.
Bus Bulletin has expanded its pilot program to include an option to notify School Administrators of delays, accidents and schedule changes that affect buses transporting students to or from their school. This pilot program is sure to be an instant times saver for the district transportation department. Bus Bulletin enables the transportation department to send a notification in less than ten seconds that is received by up to eight school contacts. This saves considerable time looking up phone numbers and calling school administrators. School administrators value Bus Bulletin notifications for a variety of reasons. In the mornings, the notifications allow them to know which buses will be arriving late; this saves time spent revising attendance. In the afternoons, the notifications help ensure that students are guided to substitute buses, or informed of buses that are running late. Since parents often call the schools asking about buses, it also allows them to quickly answer questions without needing to call the transportation department. Included in this pilot program is the ability to designate a district-wide Accident Notification Team. The Accident Notification team receives immediate notifications whenever an accident or emergency occurs. The team can consist of the district superintendent and other key personnel, including board members. Accident notifications are valuable to district personnel because they are equipped to provide knowledgeable answers to questions from news media and parents. Depending on how well this pilot program is received – Bus Bulletin will begin to allow districts to purchase an annual subscription just for … Read More