More students and families in Wisconsin will be relying on First Student to provide the best start and finish to the school day for the 2019-20 school year and beyond. The Racine Unified School District has selected First Student to manage and operate all student transportation services for the next five years.
“First Student is known for providing quality transportation services,” said John Strack, supervisor of transportation and enrollment at Racine Unified School District. “We want to improve the bus-riding experience for our students, and we are confident First Student will deliver solutions that really make a difference.”
More than 11,000 students in the district will be riding buses with the latest technology. All 155 buses in the fleet will be equipped with GPS tracking systems and digital cameras.
First Student will also introduce FirstView® District Dashboard and Parent App, which helps districts and families better manage the before-and-after school rush. Families can receive their student’s bus status and district messages at their fingertips from their mobile phone or desktop.
The district will also have access to FirstACTS®. The web-based communication tool helps manage the process of tracking student conduct on the bus.
"First Student is committed to setting the highest standards in the school bus transportation industry," said First Student Area General Manager Andrew Peterson. “Our experience, processes and best practices allow us to deliver safe and consistent service. We look forward to having students in Racine ride our buses for many years to come.”
First Student has partnered with school districts for more than a century to deliver tailored student transportation solutions. The company’s hiring, training and ongoing development programs for drivers and monitors help deliver the safest ride in the school transportation industry.
For this upcoming school year, more school districts have chosen First Student than any other provider. To date, more than 40,000 additional students across North America will receive safe, reliable transportation from First Student in the 2019-20 school year.
About First Student, Inc.
As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes five million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. For more information, visit firststudentinc.com.