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Here Comes the Bus App launches in Valdosta City Schools

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 11:27:43-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Valdosta City Schools have announced the adoption and launch of the innovative transportation app, Here Comes the Bus.

According to school officials, the district officially went live on Monday.

The transportation app allows you to view the real-time location of your child’s school bus on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

With it, you will have the information you need to send your children to the bus stop at just the right time, helping to protect them from inclement weather and other roadside danger

The app is free for the 2019-2020 school year, and enables you to:

  • See the location of your child’s bus both before and after school
  • Confirm that your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
  • Receive a push notification* or email message when the bus is near your stop, has been substituted, or when we have important information to relay

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions™, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by the Transportation Department of Valdosta City Schools to increase safety and cost savings as it relates to our school bus fleet.

Available in three languages (English, Spanish and French), the app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

To sign up or to learn more about Here Comes the Bus, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Valdosta City Schools Transportation Department by calling (229) 245-5640.

If you need to contact customer support, please go to the webiste and click on “Contact Support.” You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • School District Name or 87872
  • Email address used for your Here Comes the Bus account
  • Your child’s first and last name, and student ID #
  • Description of the question

Officials say Parents/Guardians are encouraged to reach out to their student's school to ensure the correct address is on file. In order for the program to work efficiently and effectively, each student's current address must be correctly saved in the VCS student information system.