IPS parents can track their child’s school bus using app

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2016)– An app that allows parents to see where their child’s bus is located is now being used by Indianapolis Public Schools on a limited basis.

The app, called Here Comes the Bus, allows parents to track their child’s school bus in real time using GPS.

Parents can use a phone, tablet or the internet to access it. You must have a school district code and student ID number to sign up, meaning no one outside the district can see bus locations.

IPS said it’s piloting the program with a small number of schools before rolling it out district-wide. IPS will contact parents once the service is available for their child’s school

There is a free version of the app available. The paid version will send notifications to your phone so you can be alerted when your child gets to school and back home safely. That service costs $18.50 per year or $3.50 per month.

Some central Indiana school districts began using the app last year.

The app is currently available on the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.

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