Minneapolis parents can now track where their kids' school bus is

Parents need to provide their children's student ID numbers to sign up.
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Parents with kids who attend school in Minneapolis are now able to track buses as they children go to and from school.

Minneapolis Public Schools announced Friday that the "Here Comes The Bus" resource is now available, with the district having confirmed earlier this year it was working to launch the service for parents.

Minneapolis follows the Rosemount-Eagan-Apple Valley School District, which launched Here Comes The Bus at the start of the school year, as well as other school districts including Anoka-Hennepin and Bloomington that have their own bus tracking services.

Here Comes The Bus uses a GPS vehicle tracking system to allow parents to view the location of their child's school bus, either on its website or via an app you can download from Google Play or the App Store.

Parents are able to keep track of their child's school bus before and after school, confirm the bus has arrived, and receive a push notification or email alerts when the bus nears their child's stop.

The system could particularly come in useful during the winter, when there are instances where school buses can be significantly delayed due to snow and icy conditions.

To open an account with Here Comes The Bus, parents need to provide their children's student ID numbers and the school code, which is 87018.

You can find more information here.

There are limitations to the service, MPS notes. For example, families whose children go to different locations after school throughout the week – in instances of shared custody or partial daycare – will receive incorrect data.

Parents will also not be able to track field trips or athletics trips.

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