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USD 232 and First Student launch FirstView® parent app

In continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, USD 232 is launching FirstView®, a free bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop.

  • Live Tracking

The FirstView® map screen shows you the live location and direction of your student’s bus, your student's stop schedule for the current day and timestamps for school arrivals and departures. You will know when the bus gets to school in the morning and leaves in the afternoon.

  • Predictive Stop Arrival Times

Analyzing route and real-time GPS data, it determines an estimated time of arrival to your stop provided on the FirstView® map.

  • Custom Alerts and Messages

Set up push or email notifications alerting you when your student's bus is a chosen distance or number of minutes away from your stop.

  • Multi-Stop View

Buses for all your students can be tracked with FirstView®. Using individual colors for each student, every selected stop appears on the map simultaneously for easy viewing.

  • Additional User Notifications

Connect up to three additional email accounts to receive email alerts. This is a great feature for grandparents or caregivers.

  • Available in French & Spanish
  • Secure and Easy Access

FirstView® requires a password-protected account for app set-up. This way, only you can view your student’s stop.

  • Built-In Customer Support: A dedicated FirstView® customer support team is available Monday through Friday via call or click.

For more information and to get started, read more here.

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