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January 29, 2017
APS Transportation rolls out Z-Pass to improve Student Safety

Zonar Z-Pass will improve student safetyThe Allendale Schools Transportation department is introducing the Z Pass+™, designed to enhance student safety, and parents' peace of mind.

Students are assigned identification cards fitted with radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.  As children board and leave the bus, a scanner picks up their card signal and logs these events. Combined with GPS units, the system transmits the location data to a secure server that school officials can access if necessary.

December 5, 2016
Flu Granny Dispenses Advice on the Seasonal Flu

Your Granny always knows best, right? 

Ottawa County Department of Public Health believes in Grannies, too.  That's why they encourage you to follow the advice of the "Flu Granny."

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness. Every year various strains of the seasonal flu circulate in our community causing "the flu" in tens of thousands of people.