Lee County schools approves app to track bus routes in real time

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson
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The Lee County School District plans to ease the stress of bus-schedule chaos with smartphone technology.

Within the first months of the school year, the district will launch an app called “Where’s the Bus.”

This new app will keep track of the district’s 750 buses and tell you where your child is on their bus route in real time.

“You don’t know if you’ve missed it or if it came early or if it’s gonna be late, you just don’t know.”

Jodi Payne says the bus schedule is inconsistent, making her kids’ morning routine even harder.

“It would be awesome to know where they are at,” said Payne.

Forty-five-thousand kids are on Lee buses daily. This app would let you see your child’s information using their school identification number.

Heights Elementary School tested it last year and parents say it makes a huge difference.

“It’s very convenient because it allows us to wait until the very last minute to get out here,” said one parent.

Parents will be able to register for the app at your child’s school.

The app was voted, tested on and will cost $35,000 per year.

WINK News reporter Gina Tomlinson went through the steps to show people how the app works. Watch the full segment below:

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