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SBCSC GPS tracking system allows parents to track buses

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The South Bend Community Schools Corporation has a tool for parents this year that allows them to see when the bus will arrive.

Parents can log on to the school's system called "MyStop" that tracks buses with GPS to see where the bus is on its route.

Parent Jo McCoy uses the system. She is able to see where her son Max's bus is as he travels home from school, while she's still at the office.

I can see exactly when the bus stops and drops him off at the corner. I can see where it is and track it. It's been an incredible resource." says McCoy.

The "MyStop" GPS system also tracks the bus in the morning, on the way to school.

McCoy says the tool has been particularly helpful with the cold temps we've been having.

"I have a couple neighborhood boys who come over and sit in my living room in the warm and when they get about two minutes away from the house, I send them out the front door and time it out so that they're only standing on the corner about a minute," says McCoy.

McCoy says she has a special login just for Max and parents who have multiple kids at different schools, can log in for each of them to check their specific route.

"it gives us just one more tool that we can help the parent track the buses and we can track them for ourselves," says Director of Transportation Michael Nolen.

Nolen says it's not only a good tool for parents, but for the district as well.

They're able to check back on routes and see when the buses made their stops, just in case a parent has a concern.

Just last week, there were concerns about the district not being on a delay when we had that really cold Thursday morning.

The school corporation says because of complications with transportation, the district either has to close or have a full day. They don't do delays.

Cutting down on your child's wait time outside by using the MyStop GPS system, can help.

To sign up, click here.

The corporation says your username and password for your initial login is your child's student identification number.

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