The Saint Paul Public Schools Bus App displays current school bus delay information for routes that have been reported to the district as running 10 minutes or more late.
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Ratings and Reviews
The app is nearly pointless. Unlike other school bus apps that tell you where the bus is, this one just tells you if it is "on time" or late. So, if you arrive at the bus stop and are not sure if you have missed the bus or not it is useless. The intended purpose seems to be to give you a general sense of whether or not there is a delay in the bus system. It doesn't even do that well. The app tells you when the information was last updated. For example, at 8:00 this morning it said the busses were running on time but it was last updated yesterday. That doesn't instill confidence that the information is even correct. I appreciate the school trying to get info to parents but this app simply isn't useful.
Pretty much useless
Between last year and this year, I have never seen bus information updated after 2 pm. That is also when the first round of kids are getting on the bus. I have a child who is in the 3rd bunch, which departs school around 4. Last year and so far this year, my child's bus was almost always late... As much as 45 minutes in some cases with no updates. If the app isn't going to let you know where the bus is or how late it is running in near real time, then what's the point of the app?
This app could be a very useful tool, however in its current form it is not. My child's school gets out at 4:00pm but when I check the app and click on the bus route it says it was updated at 1:00pm, most likely when the bus started its afternoon routes. By the time 4:00 comes, it could be running 10-30 mins late and I wouldn't know. It should be updated at each school by a bus monitor to give more accurate information.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.