Stafford Schools to Use “My Stop” Bus App
The My Stop app allows parents to see GPS information on the location of their child’s bus. “It’s a proactive move by the school system to keep parents informed on students’ bus location,” said Sherrie A. Johnson, SCPS Director of Strategic Communication & Community Engagement.
There are two ways to access My Stop:
– via the web at My Stop Stafford Schools. The user name and password are both the student’s ID number, according to Barry R. Sudduth, Stafford County Public Schools Transportation Director.
– via the smart phone Versatrans My Stop app by Tyler Technologies, available in the App Store or the Play Store.
This app allows parents to see an icon moving on a green route. The icon represents the actual location of the bus within two to four minutes. Arrival times at the bottom of the screen will automatically recalculate if the bus is running late.
Parents can see the route for 30 minutes before the route begins and for 30 minutes after the child is dropped off. My Stop also allows the user to see a sibling’s bus GPS information. Siblings are linked by the home telephone numbers.
“The SCPS Transportation Department used My Stop as a pilot program last year to test it out,” Johnson said. This year the program is open to the entire school system.
This story was updated on August 8, 2016, to include information about the username and password.