28 Jun '17, 6pm

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Several years ago, when an earlier dismissal time for district elementary students resulted in extra bus trips to drop them with friends, family, or daycares in the area, the district saw an increase in the number of kids going missing or ending up at the wrong locations. Seeking a better bus tracking and parental notification system, the district began a student tracking app four years ago. But the main aspects of tracking and communication that the district needed, they still did not have, said Director of Transportation Ed Ahlum. Despite the previous vendor's claim that the GPS visibility and parent alerts were forthcoming, the product was “unable to accurately communicate student ridership information by text or in the parent app.” Ahlum said he began looking at other options. For three years, he spoke to suppliers of student tracking systems, researched solutions at t...

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