HEMLOCK, Mich. — Driving the varsity bus in Hemlock simply bought a complete lot safer, because of an app known as “Here Comes The Bus“.
“Hemlock that’s one factor we’re sturdy about is security of the children,” says Hemlock Public Schools Director of Transportation Carolyn Donoghue. “I actually urge them to obtain the app.”
The software program works along side the GPS on the bus, monitoring its motion.
“They know inside a two mile vary when that bus is coming into their bus cease vary,” says Donoghue.
On chilly Michigan mornings, realizing when the bus arrives will be very helpful.
“They don’t have to face out within the chilly when it’s unhealthy climate,” says Donoghue. “They don’t must ship their child out a half hour earlier than the bus is coming.”
Plus, it might probably ease a dad and mom thoughts as soon as the varsity bell rings for the day.
“This additionally tracks the bus when it’s coming dwelling in order that they know when that pupil goes to be arriving dwelling,” says Donoghue.
In an emergency, a push alert or e-mail will be despatched to folks.
At present, Hemlock is the one college within the space utilizing this software program, however in line with Donoghue, different districts have an interest.
“It’s only a helpful instrument,” says Donoghue. “It’s helpful for the dad and mom. It’s hand for the district. It retains our children safer than with out it.”