FirstViewApp from First Student, Inc. Allows Tracking of School Buses for LCSD
Pilot to Start Immediately in Toledo then Rolled Out to Other Areas
Lincoln County School District Director of Facilities and Maintenance Rich Belloni has announced that the First Student bus company that transports Lincoln County students is ready for implementation of their bus tracking and communications internet application. The app is called FirstViewApp and it will allow parents and guardians the ability to receive messages and status updates from mobile phones or online using a desktop.
According to Belloni, “We are ready to start the pilot program so that our parents and guardians are up to date on when buses arrive and depart. Messages come directly to them on their computers or cellphones.
Parents and guardians will be sent a link to download the app via text. LCSD is using the highest level of security to gain access to the students and routes using student identification numbers and school codes obtained directly from the school.
According to the First Student website the application is easy to download, set up and use. FirstView contains helpful features including estimated bus arrival time, district messaging regarding delays or issues, customizable alerts for when the bus is a chosen distance or number of minutes away, secure password protection and built-in customer support. It’s also now available in 10 languages to better meet the needs of the district and users.”
Implementation will be rolled out in the Toledo area in the next few weeks. When the parents and guardians of LCSD students obtain the required security codes they will be able to check in. The system is ready for the guardians of Toledo area riders to pilot the FirstView Parent App. These pilot users will receive a text message with a link to the app and further instructions.
Patience and understanding is requested as we work out any bugs in a new system. The GPS data will have a minimum of a 3-5 minute delay from real time due to uploading and processing. For more information on FirstView, go to FirstviewApp.com. Parents and guardians can find the FirstView Parent App in the App Store or Google Play. To watch the video CLICK HERE.