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“Bottom line is for the safety of the kids,” Oestreich said.
Stillwater schools also plan to install MyStop this spring, test it this summer and make the app available to parents by fall, said Dennis Bloom, the district’s director of operations.
Hopkins and St. Paul public schools also are looking into making GPS information available to parents.
“It’s something parents want,” said Tom Meyer, from the St. Paul district. “Most districts are looking into it.”
Michelle Aspelin thinks that’s great. “If they’re going to roll it out to other districts, that’s fantastic, too,” she said. “I like it for that peace of mind.”
Danielle Dullinger is a University of Minnesota student reporter on assignment for the Star Tribune.
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