PLANO, Texas — Preparation for the 2020-2021 school year involves more transportation challenges than ever before as school districts work to follow social distancing guidelines, prepare for new schedules and bell times, and much more.
To support these preparations, Tyler Technologies has launched Tyler Bus Attendance, an intuitive mobile app and low-cost solution that allows school districts to share ridership data without the need to implement on-vehicle hardware.
The app enables a bus monitor or aide to mark each student present as they board the bus from a list organized by stop order. Users receive accurate daily information, which supports a quick response in case a health concern notification needs to be sent to riders.
Tyler Bus Attendance also enables the creation of bus seating charts, especially helpful for social distancing. Multiple configurations allow users to automatically skip seats or rows or generate a chart which loads from back to front to minimize rider contact.
“As school districts must prepare for a number of scenarios this fall, this solution can help improve student safety and expedite crucial communications to school staff and parents,” said Ted Thien, vice president and general manager for Tyler’s student transportation group.
On Wednesday, June 24 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EDT, Tyler will host a live webinar to demonstrate the features of Tyler Bus Attendance and answer attendee questions.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) provides integrated software and technology services to the public sector. Tyler’s end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler’s solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 26,000 successful installations across more than 10,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler was named to Forbes’ “Best Midsize Employers” list in 2019 and has been recognized twice on Forbes’ “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com.