Prince George’s School Officials Urging Parents to Download New Bus App

UPPER MARLBORO, MD (Sunday, September 2, 2018) — Prince George’s County Public Schools will welcome more than 134,000 students back to classes Tuesday, September 4th.  School will begin with interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson at the helm who will begin the first day of classes making her rounds at schools across the county.

Officials are hoping to make things smoother this year for parents who send their children to school on the county’s school buses.  Officials are encouraging parents to download the new Here Comes the Bus mobile app to get bus locations and transportation updates.

“In today’s technology-driven world, we want to provide parents with more information at their fingertips,” said Dr.  Goldson, in a news release. “When you’re wondering if your child’s bus made it to school or when the bus will arrive, there’s an app for that.”

Here Comes the Bus uses global positioning system technology to locate and track buses and offers real-time information on the exact location. Parents can track multiple buses and find out exactly when children arrive at school or home.

The new app comes on the heels of several school bus mishaps last school year, in which, bus drivers dropped children off at wrong bus stops, left small children on buses unattended, and in some cases where buses did not show up at all. 

Parents can customize settings in the app to receive push notifications alerting them when the bus is near or advising of a delay or schedule change.

How to Get Started:

  1. Download the Here Comes the Bus App from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Once in the app, select ‘Sign Up’ and enter PGCPS School Code: 87674
  3. Create Account
  4. Add Student(s) by last name and Student ID
  5. Customize settings under ‘Notifications’
  6. From desktop computers and mobile devices, log-on to herecomethebus.com
  7. For technical assistance, email herecomesthebus@pgcps.org

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