New Software Allows Parents to Track Their Child’s Bus


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Williamson County Schools will introduce a new feature to this year’s bus routes with the Track the Bus application.

Track the Bus is a web-based app that allows students and their parents/guardians to view the location of their bus during transportation hours. The goal is to increase student safety and improve communication on changes to bus schedules. The program uses GPS data from the school bus to provide this information.

Click here for step-by-step directions on how to register for the Track the Bus app.

Individual bus stops for the 2016-17 school year are also posted on the WCS website. Parents are encouraged to find their child’s route information as soon as possible.

“Bus information will change very little between now and August 5,” said WCS Planning and Zoning Manager Allison Nunley. “We do have a walk policy of up to .25 miles for students of all ages living inside subdivisions. Parents who live on a main or rural road and need a bus stop should email or call us at (615) 472-4952.”

Please be at the stop at least five minutes prior to the published time.

The Williamson County Schools Transportation Department provides bus transportation to all eligible WCS students who travel to and from their attendance-zoned school each day.

Safety, both on and off the bus, is the transportation department’s top priority. All buses are inspected before the school year begins and throughout the school year, and drivers are trained throughout the year. All buses are equipped with digital cameras to ensure students are transported in a safe environment.

In addition, parents will receive a pamphlet with WCS School Transportation Safety and Discipline Guidelines. Because the bus is an extension of the school day, the school code of conduct also applies to behavior on the bus. Eligibility to ride the bus may be revoked if students violate school bus conduct policy. This pamphlet explains the rules, regulations and policies of Williamson County Schools regarding student conduct while traveling on school system buses.

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