Know Every Stop of Every Kid Every Day While Accounting for Day of Bus Exceptions
Every school running buses wants to make sure that every kid gets to and from school safely. That includes verifying that students are getting on and off at the right stop.
Seems easy enough right?
Most systems that are in place can tell when and where a child got on and off the bus. This is great and has helped ensure children are found quickly and safely if they get off at the wrong stop. But with many of these systems, the information goes to the school. What if you could empower the bus driver with information on what stops each student is supposed to get on and off?
When drivers aren’t empowered, students can get off at the wrong stop. This can potentially dangerous and panicked parents will be calling the school to find out where their child got off because it they would. When drivers are empowered, they can prevent a child from getting on or off at the wrong stop before its ever an issue.
To be fair, there are a couple of offerings out there that try to solve this challenge but what they fail to account for is that just about every day schools have exceptions to their bus operations. Buses break down or need to be re-routed for any number of reasons. Enter Zonar Verify. Verify addresses challenges associated with students getting on the wrong bus or off at the wrong stop, provides data-driven insights for accurate bus utilization, streamlines student tracking for Medicaid and other reimbursements, and makes managing of day-of bus changes easier. The Verify solution works by leveraging data from RouteBoard and Z Pass, Zonar’s RFID card and student visibility solution. The data is then delivered in real time directly to the driver on a Zonar Connect tablet.
With Verify, drivers are empowered with real-time information regarding stops and kids while dispatch can manage daily bus exceptions.