06.21
2019

Summer School and Fleet Tracking

Summer is upon us and, though that means school is out for most students across the country, that doesn’t mean school districts are coming to screeching halt. In fact, there are plenty that keep chugging along all summer without much of a break at all. In towns and cities everywhere, a plethora of programs — from summer camps to robotics courses to the oh-so-dreaded summer school — kick off in the warmer months, taking advantage of this would-be downtime to help students get ahead (or get caught up, as it were).

With these types of programs in full swing, it’s important to bear in mind the necessity to keep an extra vigilant watch over the students that are left in educators’ hands. Though their numbers may be vastly reduced from the droves they oversee during the regular school year, the propensity for worried parents wanting to keep tabs on their children is just as real as ever.

The summer is also the perfect time for school districts to make changes to their preferred solution for keeping parents updated, which is why we want to invite you to consider making the switch to Encore, our flagship suite of tools that can help educators always remain in the know.

Though summer programs rarely involve the traditional bus pickup route as kids can enjoy during the year, they do often involve a hefty amount of field trips. Equipping your bus or shuttle vehicles with our fleet-tracking GPS equipment means that you can assure parents of their children’s location in near real-time. If the class is running late, hits an unexpected pocket of traffic, or took a longer route home to avoid that delay (thanks to our Traffic Overlay feature), you can make sure everyone is kept up to date, rather than be left to face a torrent of angry parents demanding to know where their children are … and not having the answer.

In addition, though it’s traditionally used for keeping track of employee hours, you could get creative with our Barcode Scanning feature and scan school ID cards from students as they arrive at school in the morning and exit your facility’s care at night. As students leave for the day, educators can effectively clock students out, so to speak, as each one is released to their parents’ care.

As we mentioned, with fewer students at the schools over the course of the summer, these summer months are both the best time to try out our solution and see just how much it improves processes for you and your staff. Plus, with fewer resources (read: buses) being used, it’s the perfect opportunity to implement tracking devices to your fleet without any disruption to services. (Though even if in full swing, the simplistic design of our plug-and-play device options make installation a breeze.)

We’d love the opportunity to chat more with you and discuss all that we can do to help you improve processes in your school. Happy summer!

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09.20
2018

Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Education

When it comes to the well-being of your children, it’s pretty safe to assume that all parents are willing to take any extra precautions to help guarantee that they are properly taken care of and kept out of harm’s way. This is especially true when your children are in the care of others, such as school officials. That’s why, when school districts take advantage of our solutions, it gives parents the additional peace of mind that comes with added knowledge pertaining to their kids’ whereabouts and safety. There are a number of benefits that come with incorporating GPS tracking on school buses.

Bus Location
The most obvious benefit of tracking school buses is always knowing exactly where the bus is at any given time. Parents (and school administrators) can rest easy being able to know if, say, the bus is running a few minutes late or got stuck in some unexpected traffic. Plus, with the ability to see where the bus in first thing in the morning, kids can avoid exposure to inclement weather by staying indoors until their ride is closer.

Scheduled Maintenance
Know that your vehicles are always in top-notch condition by setting up reminders to perform routine maintenance checks on them. These can be based on length of time or miles traveled. Scheduling regular vehicle inspections helps to make sure any potential small issues are discovered before compounding into larger, costlier problems.

Driver Accountability
Are your drivers slamming on the brakes too often? Exceeding the speed limit regularly? Keep track of their behaviors so you can be sure students are in good hands, and that drivers are regularly practicing safe driving habits. Being able to definitively

Lower Fuel Costs
Another benefit for the school is the ability to actively monitor routes to make sure the most efficient ones are taken. Doing this helps to reduce the amount of wasted fuel due to longer-than-necessary routes. Additionally, if drivers are idling their vehicles excessively, administrators can address the issue so that they are no longer burning fuel needlessly.

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