Improvements coming to Capital School District buses
DOVER, Del. – The Capital School District says its school buses will be getting some upgrades that should make families and drivers feel safer.
Two way radios will be installed so drivers no longer have to use their own cell phones to communicate with transportation or school officials. Also, GPS tracking will be added so that parents can see where their child’s bus is using an app as well as get real time updates in the case of a delay. We’re told these changes should put the minds of parents at ease and even make drivers’ jobs a little easier by improving communication.
“Riding a bus can be a scary thing for kids and families and parents. So what we’re trying to do is provide a much more robust communication system,” says Dan Shelton, the Superintendent for the Capital School District.
The radios should be installed this year and the GPS tracking app will be available for the next school year. The Capital School District is also inviting the public to Dover High School on Monday, February 3rd at 6 p.m. to get a first look at floor plans for the new middle schools.