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CSD Rolls Out Parent/Guardian Bus Tracking App Stopfinder

stopfinder logo and bus(Jan. 10, 2024) The Cheltenham School District has launched the parent/guardian app Stopfinder that allows them to track their children’s school bus accurately and in real-time. 

The easy-to-use app, available on the App Store and Google Play, is secure so only authorized users will have access to school bus information. Parents and guardians can register for Stopfinder by emailing transportation@cheltenham.org.

“We are pleased to be offering this service to parents and guardians in our district. We believe Stopfinder will play a critical role in reducing anxiety because parents and guardians will be kept up to date in an instant,” said CSD Superintendent Dr. Brian W. Scriven.

Stopfinder, created by the district’s routing software company, Transfinder, is free to parents and guardians and allows users to customize when they receive alerts about their children’s bus location. 

Because Stopfinder works seamlessly with the district’s routing system, Routefinder Plus, district transportation leaders can target communications to specific regions that may only be relevant for that area. For example, if a road is closed and a bus will be late, only parents and guardians of students affected by that road closure will be contacted.

“This tool will help the transportation office become even more efficient and responsive because Stopfinder will answer that most important question parents and guardians have: ‘Where is my child’s school bus?’,” said CSD Supervisor of Transportation Derek Platt.

In addition to real time GeoAlert notifications showing the location of the bus, Stopfinder also provides school bus stop and schedule information.

“Stopfinder was created with a lot of care by parents for parents and guardians,” said Transfinder President and CEO Antonio Civitella. “Just like with everything else having to do with student transportation, we had to get this right. The expectations parents and guardians have are understandably high. We believe Stopfinder will give parents and guardians the peace of mind they crave – knowing that their children are where they are supposed to be.”

To learn more about Stopfinder, visit Stopfinder.com.