Bethel Park School District has a new online tool for parents and guardians who want to keep track of their child’s bus. The district has partnered with BusWhere
, a location tracking service app that allows parents and guardians to track the location of their child's bus in real-time on their phones and to receive a notification when the bus is approaching their bus stop. Families simply download the free BusWhere app on their Android
devices to track the bus and view ETAs at nearby stops.
Families who use Bethel Park School District transportation have received or will soon receive an email from BusWhere with information on how to register to secure their account. Students are automatically assigned to the stop closest to their homes during registration. Stops can be adjusted upon a family’s written request. Parents and guardians will receive a notification when the bus is getting close to their designated stop, which is especially helpful when the weather outside is inclement.
Access to their child’s account is secured with a login and controlled centrally by the Bethel Park School District transportation department to ensure that only authorized parties can view the bus’s location.