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for transporting this population of students,” reported Thien. “The scan data includes time, date and pickup/ drop-off location information for these students. When it is combined with the data in our routing software, it provides the districts with the ability to substantiate the delivery of Medicaid-covered transportation.” He said an increasing number of districts “are aware


that funds are being left on the table, based on not having the technology in place to easily and accurately account for the data required to secure this Medicaid funding.” Along with facilitating Medicaid reimbursement, rider-


ship-tracking programs make it much easier for drivers to effectively serve students with special needs. “They know how many IEP students they have on the bus and which of those students require which special services,” reported Erickson. Orbit Software provides a tablet-based tracking service


that shows bus routes and where specific students have walked on or off their bus. “The tablet has all of their medical information, so


[drivers] know if they need to take a harness or special car seat or EpiPen,” said Orbit President Sonia Mastros. “With all the information in one place, when they’re handling the route, the drivers don’t need to be looking things up. And then when they’re submitting for reim-


bursement, they have the backup documentation.” Mastros noted that her company’s system costs about $500 per vehicle plus a monthly data charge of around $15. “Adoption is still not as much as it should be—be- cause budgets are being slashed left and right,” she said. “In the long run, it pays for itself, but it’s getting the money upfront” that can be a challenge.


The End of the Line Ridership-tracking systems can also help drivers make


sure children aren’t left on their bus. That’s a critical safety measure for all children, but it may be especially important for special needs students. In California, systems to make sure kids aren’t left on buses are mandated under the Paul Lee Law, which was named after a 19-year-old nonverbal student with au- tism who died after being left on a bus during a hot day. To comply with the law, districts generally need to install systems that go beyond simply tracking programs. Such systems include the Child Check-Mate system,


which is among the technologies districts have implemented to comply with the law. It requires drivers to walk to the back of the bus and push a button before they leave the bus, and presumably checking seats along the way. Zonar has partnered with Child Check-Mate to


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