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Press Release: BusTracks Adds Parent Notifications to List of Services
Student transportation software provider partners with One Call Now to keep schools and parents informed
HARRISBURG, Penn. (May 20, 2014) – Pennsylvania parents will now be able to get real-time information about their children’s school bus schedules, thanks to a new partnership between BusTracks transportation management software and One Call Now. BusTracks is teaming up with the message notification provider to offer phone and text notifications.
Parents will have the option to receive alerts that their child’s bus is approaching or that the bus is late, updates on whether a student boarded his or her bus, as well as other important messages. Parents will opt in to the service and choose the types of messages they want to receive. The service will be available May 21 to all schools in Pennsylvania.
Richard Sinclair, President of Advanced Management Software LLC, the parent company of BusTracks stated “more and more schools are looking for that instant communication tool that is part of our lives today. This is another step in providing more security and safety in the bus transportation program”.
“A school’s responsibility for students begins not when the first bell rings, but when students board the bus to school,” says Leib Lurie, CEO at One Call Now. “We understand the importance of keeping parents informed and confident that their children are safe. We’re especially proud that BusTracks brought us onboard to serve their schools and their families.”
BusTracks offers transportation management services including student transportation software, the GPS PLUS tracking system, and the eTracks reporting system, a fully automated process for preparing and submitting transportation subsidy reports. The company also offers consulting for schools on route management and redistricting analysis. BusTracks integrates with Bing mapping software and can also integrate with student information systems. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, BusTracks has been working with schools for over 28 years. For more information, visit www.bustracks.com.
About One Call Now
One Call Now is America’s largest message notification provider, with 20 percent of American households—55 million Americans—depending on the company for messages that protect, inform, and engage. One Call Now is proud to support the mission of educators through partnerships with anti-bullying organization Olweus, sponsorship of The Million T-Shirt March Against Bullying, free levy calls for schools, and KidsReadNow.org, One Call Now’s national summer reading program designed to stop the summer reading slide in elementary schools. For more information, please visit www.onecallnow.com.
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