Bus Guardian®

Contact Tracing and Hygiene Verification

 

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Tim Cribley

Sherry Barnes

A Safer School Bus Experience: From A Trusted Technology Provider

Simply install a Bus Guardian® tablet, turn on the software and your standard school bus fleet is converted into a COVID-19 ready student transportation fleet.

The Student Ridership module works much like an airplane boarding pass, alerting parents when students board and depart the bus. And creates instant reports for contact tracing of potentially ill students. Fleet managers will be able to immediately understand ridership trends and respond intelligently to COVID-19 related situations.

Bus Guardian® also delivers a hygiene verification module that ensures drivers conduct thorough sanitization as part of their pre- and post-trip inspections.

What is Bus Guardian®?

Bus Guardian® is a powerful, flexible and scalable solution designed to help schools deliver actionable reporting on school bus ridership focused on contact tracing in the event of an ill student.
The underlying technology: a tablet that powers Student Ridership and Trip Inspection and is already used by more than 250 school districts across North America.
It’s rugged, reliable and proven technology that has evolved to address the COVID-19 challenge with reporting designed around contact tracing and hygiene verification. Transportation leaders will have the tools they need to digitize, automate and store in a secure cloud environment the data essential to a smarter, safer school bus. 

Contact Trace with Confidence

More than 90 percent of parents asked in the recent Back to School survey said they want to know if their child has been in contact with an ill student or staff member at school.

Bus Guardian® gives schools the confidence to perform that task accurately and rapidly as it relates to the school bus

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How It Works

Parents opt-in to have their student use their student ID or smart phone to check in and off the bus the same way passengers board a commercial airliner.

The technology does NOT track the student nor do we collect any data about students outside of what the school provides on their busing information. Data security is our highest priority.  

Bus Guardian® creates ridership manifests much like an airliner, and allows the school to respond intelligently if a child is infected with COVID-19 and officials want to understand which other students may have been in contact with that student. 

Think of it as digitally taking attendance in a classroom powered by the same technology trusted by airlines.

Hundreds of school district nationwide have been using this technology for many years to help improve bus safety as it can also prevent young students from boarding the wrong bus or getting off at the wrong stop.

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Bus Guardian® Tablet: Rugged, Reliable and Proven

Simply install a Bus Guardian® tablet, turn on the software and your standard school bus fleet is converted into a COVID-19 ready student transportation fleet. 

The Student Ridership module works much like an airplane boarding pass, alerting parents when students board and depart the bus. And creates instant reports for contact tracing of potentially ill students. Fleet managers will be able to immediately understand ridership trends and respond intelligently to COVID-19 related situations.

Bus Guardian® also delivers a hygiene verification module that ensures drivers conduct thorough sanitization as part of their pre- and post-trip inspections.

COVID-19 Response

Driver Illness Screening

Drivers can use the mobile app or in-cab tablet to complete a health screening before every work day or even every route. This simple feature can be added to the Trip Inspection functionality and create an additional layer of safety and security. 

When coupled with the vehicle hygiene verification, this simple-to-install and easy-to-use feature creates even greater value for the trip inspection module. 

Fleet managers can set up intuitive alerts that track real-time driver health status and create detailed reports that show historical driver health data.

 

Keeping Drivers Safe

Bus Guardian® is able to provide contact tracing for students via our Ridership solution and the also trace drivers via our Time and Attendance module also available in our cab-mounted tablet.  

Similar to the other elements of Bus Guardian®, the Time and Attendance module is used by hundreds of school districts nationwide to replace paper time sheets, improve hourly accuracy and store data securely in the cloud. 

Since it associates any driver, including substitutes, with the exact bus they drove via a log in on the cab-mounted tablet or the Synovia mobile app, it can be used for contact tracing if a driver is identified as COVID-19 positive.

Hygiene Verification

Contact tracing has been touted as one of the most important tools for combating the spread of COVID-19, but it is only half of the Bus Guardian® solution. 

The tablet also powers a trip inspection module already used by hundreds of school districts. We’ve innovated the trip inspection to include capturing the hygiene and sanitation efforts aboard the bus. Together, Bus Guardian® helps schools manage two of the most essential aspects of combating COVID-19: contact tracing and ensuring proper hygiene

Many of the largest most dynamic school bus fleets across North America rely on our technology to improve safety, save money and enhance operations.

Our country has redefined what it means to be essential. School bus drivers have performed admirably delivering meals and homework to keep students and families connected during this challenging period. Last year, we created this video to salute the dedicated men and women who keep millions of students safe every day traveling to and from school. 

Bus Guardian® In-The-News

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