Spanish and Custom Notifications

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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 Welcomes New Districts

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Bus Bulletin is pleased to announce that the following school districts will begin using Bus Bulletin for the 2017 – 2018 school year…

  1. Renton School District (Renton, WA)

We want to thank these school districts for trusting us to provide important transportation notifications to their parents, students, school administrators, and district personnel.

Bus Bulletin Welcomes New Districts

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Bus Bulletin is pleased to announce that the following school districts will begin using Bus Bulletin for the 2017 – 2018 school year…

  1. Puyallup School District (Puyallup, WA)

We want to thank these school districts for trusting us to provide important transportation notifications to their parents, students, school administrators, and district personnel.

Bus Bulletin Welcomes Renton School District

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Bus Bulletin is pleased to announce that the following school districts will begin using Bus Bulletin for the 2017 – 2018 school year…

Renton School District (Renton, WA)
We want to thank these school districts for trusting us to provide important transportation notifications to their parents, students, school administrators, and district personnel.

Bus Bulletin Welcomes New Districts

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Bus Bulletin is pleased to announce that the following school districts will begin using Bus Bulletin for the 2016 – 2017 school year…

  1. Lockport Area Special Education Cooperative (LASEC) (Lockport, IL)

We want to thank these school districts for trusting us to provide important transportation notifications to their parents, students, school administrators, and district personnel.

Bus Bulletin Welcomes New Districts

Gordon FrobeniusWelcome New Districts

Bus Bulletin is pleased to announce that the following school districts will begin using Bus Bulletin for the 2016 – 2017 school year…

  1. Orland School District 135 (Orland Park, IL)
  2. Itasca School District 10 (Itasca, IL)

We want to thank these school districts for trusting us to provide important transportation notifications to their parents, students, school administrators, and district personnel.

Bus Bulletin Welcomes New District

Gordon FrobeniusWelcome New Districts

Bus Bulletin is pleased to announce that the following school districts will begin using Bus Bulletin for the 2015 – 2016 school year…

  1. Arlington ISD (Arlington, TX)

We want to thank these school districts for trusting us to provide important transportation notifications to their parents, students, school administrators, and district personnel.

Bus Bulletin Welcomes New Districts

Gordon FrobeniusWelcome New Districts

Bus Bulletin is pleased to announce that the following school districts will begin using Bus Bulletin for the 2015 – 2016 school year…

  1. School District of Indian River (Vero Beach, FL)
  2. Snoqualmie Valley School District (Snoqualmie, WA)
  3. Ethical Culture Fieldston School (New York, NY)
  4. Marlboro County School District (Bennettsville, SC)
  5. Marshall Public Schools (Marshall, MI)
  6. New Caney ISD (New Caney, TX)
  7. Natomas Unified School District (Sacramento, CA)
  8. Edmonds School District (Lynnwood, WA)
  9. Columbus City Schools (Columbus, OH)
  10. Toledo School District (Toledo, OH)
  11. West Bend School District (West Bend, WI)
  12. Prince William County Public Schools (Manassas, VA)
  13. Culpeper County Public Schools (Culpeper, VA)
  14. Franklin Pierce Schools (Tacoma, WA)
  15. Brevard Public Schools (Melbourne, FL)
  16. Lincolnshire / Prairie View School District 103 (Lincolnshire, IL)
  17. Riverdale County School (Bronx, NY)
  18. Indian Prairie School District 204 (Aurora, IL)
  19. Cajon Valley Union School District (El Cajon, CA)
  20. Griffin-Spalding County School System (Griffin, GA)
  21. Killeen Independent School District (Killeen, TX)

We want to thank these school districts for trusting us to provide important transportation notifications to their parents, students, school administrators, and district personnel.

New Features: Spanish and Custom Notifications!

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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.

Jack Wix, Special Needs Transportation Supervisor, Richland School District 2, SC

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“Bus Bulletin has enabled us to send a message to parents regarding their Special Need’s students in a timely fashion. This has greatly reduced the time spent calling parents to notify them of any occasion that our buses are delayed and behind schedule.

Most of our parents have given us positive feedback about Bus Bulletin and how quickly they received the messaged compared to the past means.

If you want a user friendly software that sends out information to parents, schools and administrators quickly, then I would recommend Bus Bulletin to any transportation department but strongly recommend it to the Special Needs Transportation Community.”

Bus Bulletin Welcomes New Districts

Gordon FrobeniusWelcome New Districts

Bus Bulletin is pleased to announce that the following school districts will begin using Bus Bulletin for the 2013 – 2014 school year…

  1. Richland School Distict Two (Columbia, SC)
  2. Mount Prospect School District 57 (Mt Prospect, IL)
  3. LADSE, Special Education Cooperative (LaGrange, IL)
  4. District of Columbia Public Schools (Washington, D.C.)

We want to thank these school districts for trusting us to provide important transportation notifications to their parents, students, school administrators, and district personnel.

(VIDEO) Peoria District 150 Deploys New Technology for its Bus Riders

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PEORIA, Ill — Christmas break is finally over for thousands of central Illinois students. Wednesday morning, more than 9,000 District 150 students will brave the weather to catch the bus.

For more than 12 hours Tuersday, dozens of employees worked to re-start the district’s 154 buses after days of sitting idle in the Polar Vortex. Now that the buses start, the issue will be getting them around to pick up students Wednesday morning.

“The buses should be fine out there,” said Anthony Mendoza, director of transportation for the district. “It’s a little snow packed and iced in spots but we’ll have supervisors on the road if there are any issues. ”

And there will be dispatchers watching each bus carefully.

“We can actually go online and see exactly where that bus is,” said Mendoza. “We know what path it took so we can tell the parent it’s not at your house yet, it is down the street. It’s about 5, 10 minutes away.”
Now parents can receive that information directly through the district’s new Bus Bulletin program.

“Our dispatchers actually go into the system and send out an alert, said Mendoza. “It is pretty quick and easy. It is pretty much up to date, the parent can get a phone call, text message or email or combo of the three.

Beyond technology, district officials say proactive parents can make all the difference in this weather.

“Make sure there is a path cleared, a safe place for them to be off the street, away from cars,” said Chris Coplan, District 150 spokesman. “A safe route to get to that bus stop or to get to school.”

With single digits temps expected for Wednesday’s commute, safety will be significant.

Peoria District 150 Using Bus Bulletin

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PEORIA – One District 150 bus ran into a little trouble with the winter weather on Wednesday.

District 150’s director of transportation, Anthony Mendoza said the bus lost air pressure, activating the emergency brakes. A technician was sent out to release the brakes and the bus rolled back into the snow on the side of the road. No kids were on the bus and Mendoza said no one was hurt.

That’s just one example of how the cold and snow can impact travel plans. The district now has some help to keep track of its more 150 buses. It’s still in the process of installing GPS trackers on every bus.

Since the start of the school year parents have been able to sign up for a new bulletin system. People can still sign up to receive texts, emails or phone calls to hear about delays and accidents.

“Very helpful in the cold weather. It’s been very helpful being able to contact the parents right away and let them know their bus is late so the kids don’t have to wait at the bus stop when it’s so cold out,” Mendoza said.

Parents and students can sign up on the District 150 website.

Pilot Program to Notify School Administrators

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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 school administrators beginning in the 2014 school year.

Pricing for the pilot program is 50% of the projected price for the 2014 school year, and this discount will likely not be available next year. This is your chance to try Bus Bulletin at a significantly discounted price.