KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Zonar announced the nine recipients of the 2018 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Conference on Monday.

These school districts will receive the latest in fleet management hardware and student tracking technology from the supplier:

  •     Brazosport (Texas) Independent School District
  •     Caroline County (Va.) Public Schools
  •     Howell Township (N.J.) Public Schools,
  •     Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools
  •     Sayreville (N.J.) Public Schools
  •     Socorro (N.M.) Consolidated Schools
  •     Solano County (Calif.) Office of Education
  •     Thompson School District R2-J, Loveland, Colorado
  •     Whittier (Calif.) Union High School District

Recipients of the grant are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in Zonar hardware, including electronic verified inspection reporting (EVIR), global position system (GPS) and real-time engine diagnostic reporting (V3), student tracking (Z Pass), and Ground Traffic Control web-based software.

"With 24 million students riding a school bus each day we want to provide school districts with the technology to give parents peace of mind when their child steps on a bus," said H. Kevin Mest, senior vice president & general manager of passenger services at Zonar. "This grant allows school districts to reduce the upfront cost of acquiring and implementing leading-edge technology systems, and start realizing the benefits of reducing costs and improving student safety."

In an effort encourage its customers to attend, Zonar awards eligible customers with a scholarship to offset the cost of registration.

For more information on the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant, visit www.zonarsystems.com/grant-program.

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