A look at Seattle Public Schools new Late Bus Alerts website, letting parents know when buses are running more than 10 minute late throughout the day.

Seattle Public Schools releases online tool to track late buses

Seattle Public Schools announced a new tool on April 3 that will help parents track whether their child’s bus will be on time.

Called “Late Bus Alerts,” the online tool is found at www.seattleschools.org/latebus

According to SPS, the tool is updated throughout the day anytime a bus is expected to be more than 10 minutes late.

“We designed this feature with parents in mind, because it allows them to access the information from their smart phone or other device rather than having to call into our transportation control center,” Ellen Reyes, Assistant Manager of Transportation Business Operations, said in a statement. “While the new tool doesn't estimate the actual arrival time of a school bus, it does reassure parents that their child’s bus is on its way so that they can plan their schedules accordingly.”

Parents can contact transportation by phone at (206) 252-0900 for updates or questions.

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