School Student Transportation for Post Covid-19 Back to School

How To Prepare For Student Transportation Post COVID-19?​

Overview

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has upended everyday social interaction. New social distancing guidelines have been put in place in order to limit exposure to COVID-19. and to stop the spread of the virus.

When schools reopen in the fall, social distancing will play a strong part of children’s everyday life. As recently as yesterday the CDC published new guidelines for schools and school transport which include an emphasis on social distancing. They recommend “increased distance between students on the bus by seating one student per row in every other row of seats when possible”.

Enforcing these recommendations during student transport is hugely challenging. Transportation directors need to be able to see what is happening in the bus at all times and must have a log of each student on every bus.

Most schools already run paper logs of their student transport operation. But now, with growing uncertainty paper documents can cause unnecessary delays to your operations.

To help with your student transport, consider digitizing the entire operation. Wireless Links offers a unique comprehensive solution for managing the daily school bus operation. The solution provides fleet management for school buses including GPS tracking, engine diagnostic and driver behavior, all integrated with RFID technology for student monitoring.

Each student is equipped with a passive or active RFID tag, which provides for an automated log of each student, allowing you to easily track attendance and account when and where each student got on and off the bus. Transportation directors have instant access to reports summarizing the daily operation including reports of students ID’s that boarded and got off the bus showing location and time of event and a summary of students who boarded every bus during the AM and PM route. In case of an additional COVID-19 outbreak, this insight aids with ‘contact tracing’ allowing transportation directors to locate exactly where the person was at all times and which students came in contact with him. This way, instead of closing the entire school, only the students who came in contact with the person can be alerted and quarantined.
One element of the coronavirus pandemic is that we could see less ridership if parents aren’t comfortable allowing their children to ride buses. To help parents stay calm and connected, consider the parent app. With the Wireless Links Dedicated ParentLink app, parents can: -see real-time bus location -receive real-time notifications where and when their child boards the bus -receive real-time alerts -view historical ridership data. The revolutionary ParentLink App will greatly reduce parent calls and inquires to your transportation office as it empowers parents to securely track their child’s bus location from their smartphone.

To enable social distancing recommendations to be fully enforced, directors of transportation need to actually see what is going on in the bus.

Consider implementing a dash cam solution.

Wireless links dash cam solution goes beyond a basic dashboard camera. Not only is it integrated with our fleet management system, providing you with a complete fleet-safety solution, you have the ability to add interior and exterior cameras so you can see what is happening in and around the bus at all times. Event based footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud with on-demand live view and historical video footage.

 

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FAQ

School bus tracking makes use of GPS, RFID, mobile apps, and Internet technologies to track the daily school bus operation. The school and parents get real-time school bus GPS location information and ETA’s including arrival and departure times at every stop along the route, how long the bus spent at any stop, alerts if buses are running late, and pick up and drop off of students. 

A school bus routing software automatically creates the optimal routes and optimizes the order of the stops within the route. The School bus software allows visibility, safety and control into the GPS location of the school buses along with arrival and departure times at every stop along the route, including how long the bus spent at any stop, alerting if buses are running late. 

The best student location tracking system makes use of GPS, RFID, mobile apps, and Internet technologies. The school and parents get real-time school bus GPS location information and ETA’s. Parents can view arrival and departure times at every stop along the route, including how long the bus spent at any stop, alerting them if buses are running late, all from their smartphone. 

Schools are tracking students with the help of RFID chips. Passive or Active RFID chips associated with every child allow for immediate log of each student, increasing visibility and allowing you to track attendance, account when and where each student got on and off the bus and detect unauthorized student boarding or duplicate usage of the same ID card.

The Best GPS Tracker for School Buses connects the parents, administration and school buses into one powerful platform and ensures that pre-designated optimal and safe routes are followed by school bus drivers.

Track your school bus with a secure school bus tracking device installed on the bus that sends data to the school bus management software. The school bus software will provide a real-time view of every angle of your school bus activity including current status, last & historical location, actual speed vs speed limits, driver behavior, engine diagnostics & real-time cameras.

For the post COVID-19 pandemic, we now offer an RFID wearable bracelet that measures the temperature of the student at all times and sends this data to the platform . We also extended the student monitoring and the solution can now monitor the students throughout the school campus as well.

A school bus tracking app for parents allows parents to access real-time school bus GPS location information and ETA’s from their smartphone. Parents can view arrival and departure times at every stop along the route, including how long the bus spent at any stop, alerting them if buses are running late. 

We offer a camera system that captures the bus from every angle as well as activity inside the bus. Route managers can view unsafe driving in real time and all activity is labeled and easy to find in the platform.

Track students with the help of RFID chips. Passive or Active RFID chips associated with every child allow for immediate log of each student, increasing visibility and allowing you to:

  • Track attendance
  • Account when and where each student got on and off the bus
  • Detect unauthorized student boarding
  • Detect duplicate usage of the same ID card.

We offer an auto temperature check solution that includes an RFID bracelet for location and temperature check and a telematics device that is installed throughout the school campus and school bus. Temperature and location are checked automatically upon enter/exit.

The solution offers additional modules such as routing management with real time ETA’s and a parent portal with ETA alerts via SMS.

Yes. You can have a real time view.

Cost depends on volume and features such as added cameras, added parent app and many more. Talk to us today about your needs.

The benefits of a bus tracking system for schools includes increased bus safety as you have real-time view of every angle of your school bus activity including current status, last & historical location, actual speed vs speed limits, driver behavior, engine diagnostics & real-time cameras.