DCPS using new app to help families navigate bus routes

February 25, 2024 | 12:12 am

Updated February 24, 2024 | 9:23 pm

Daviess County Public Schools is working to make bus transportation easier for families through Stopfinder, an app that provides updates regarding bus routes.

According to Public Information Officer Maddie Edwards, families recently received an email with information about the app including how to download it.

Through the app, parents can see the bus schedules for the student(s) and share them with caregivers, friends, and family. The only people who can access information in the app are primary contacts and those authorized by primary contacts.

The app will send notifications regarding bus delays and other updates from the DCPS Transportation Office. Previously, updates came from schools’ front office staff.

“Having one place dedicated to transportation information should streamline messages for parents. Transportation bus schedules are in real-time with no delay,” Edwards said.

Edwards said the notifications will be tailored to affected families, meaning users will only receive notifications relative to the routes for their student(s).

The app does not track the buses like other apps such as Life 360, Edwards said.

The app costs $3,000 to implement, and Edwards said the district expects this to elevate and ease the communication between the school district and families.

Stopfinder can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play but requires an invite and registration through the district before accessing a student’s transportation schedule.

Families interested in learning more can contact the DCPS Transportation Department at 270-852-7080.

February 25, 2024 | 12:12 am

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