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Minneapolis Public Schools announces app for parents to track child's school bus

Minneapolis Public Schools announces app for parents to track child's school bus Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: December 12, 2019 03:38 PM

Minneapolis Public Schools now has an app for parents to view the location of their child's school bus.

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Here Comes The Bus (HCTB) can be used through a computer, tablet or smartphone. The app is powered by Synovia Bus Tracker. Parents and guardians can view the location of their child's school bus, and also receive email alerts and push notifications when the bus enters a notified radius set by the parent.

With HCTB, parents will be able to:

  • Locate the child’s bus before and after school
  • Receive a notification when the bus is located near the stop
  • Confirm the child’s bus has arrived at school and the bus stop

Minneapolis Public Schools states that the app can only track buses and not students.

As for students who take alternative stops for specific reasons as partial daycare or shared custody, the app has its limitations of only tracking the bus on regular to and from school routes.

Field trips or athletic trips will not be tracked on the app.

For more information about what else HCTB can do, click here.

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