How Agua Fria Union High School District Implemented Opt-In Transportation
"Not only do parents feel informed, it saves our department time. Now we can proactively notify our parents and students of the school bus location and any changes to their planned transportation."
- Avery Sponsler, Route Coordinator
Agua Fria Union High School District, AZ
50+ School Buses
95% Parent App Usage
To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the Agua Fria Union High School District, a new A/B schedule was planned to be implemented. Concerns arose over how to communicate with parents in the community about these changes. Transportation needed to know who planned to ride the bus in order to create effective routes according to the latest allowable bus capacities at that time.
HOW THEY SOLVED IT
Edulog introduced a new service, Ride Registration, to help the district secure their actual ridership numbers. The community was already familiar with the Edulog Parent Portal app which streamlined the introduction of the Ride Registration service. By using the app, parents were able to confirm that their students needed bus service directly with the transportation department. 95% of parents requested transportation using the new service. Once a student was assigned to a bus route, parents were notified by the app. Edulog Advisory Services led the district through the data-gathering process and implementation.
“The data from Ride Registration was imported directly into our Edulog Routing and Planning software,” said Avery Sponsler, Route Coordinator at Agua Fria. “With limited capacity, new CDC Guidelines, and reduced ridership, Ride Registration helped us pinpoint exactly where our services were most needed and allowed us to run and maintain efficient routes with everything that is going on.