HELENA — The Helena Public Schools Transportation Department is implementing bus identification cards (ID cards) for all students who ride a District bus.
According to the Facebook page of Helena Public School #1 Transportation, students will be expected to have and to use the ID card when they get on and off the bus.
Students who misplace or lose their card will not be denied transportation, as bus drivers will be able to manually enter students as they get on/off the bus. However, the manual entry slows the process of recording the entry/exit of students.
The ID cards will give parents access to live transportation data regarding their student’s bus, including bus delay information and any other problems. The system will also provide bus drivers with an added layer of safety by providing instant, up-to-date student bus stop data.
Parents will also be able to sign up for push notifications alerting them when their student gets on or off the bus.
After school begins, the drivers will begin distributing the cards to the students.
The Transportation Department urges parents to sign up for the free Transportation app so they can have up-to-date information regarding their student.
For more information or to download the app, click here to visit the Helena Public Schools website.