SAN ANTONIO – Classes for students in the San Antonio Independent School District began Monday, with the vast majority attending school in person. This means that the Ministry of Transport is looking after more students than in the spring.
In addition, the district has a new tool to ease the transition for students and parents. He launched the Stopfinder app, which allows parents to track their students’ bus and route.
“We’re in the age of technology and, you know, people use apps for just about everything these days,” said Cesar Flores, director of transportation for SAISD. “We try to make this available to you at your fingertips, so that parents can see when their bus is coming and when it is picking up their student. “
SAISD is the first district in Bexar County to launch the app, according to Flores. It also allows parents to send messages to the neighborhood, for example, when a bus is late. Parents will have to contact the neighborhood if they want to participate, then the district will contact with more information.
“They will have to download an app and it’s for Android or for iPhone. And once they have done that, they can see their student schedule and they can share it with any other member of the family, use it both for mum, dad, grandma, grandma -father, anyone who can help pick up the child from their bus stop, ”says Flores.
The district has also added 500 new bus stops as it tries to shift to more normal operations.
“We can give more students the opportunity to go to school and bring them back to class, and hopefully bring them back to a more enriched learning environment for them,” he said. declared.
Stops will be on existing routes, so there should be no additional costs to district taxpayers, according to Flores.
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