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April 06, 2009  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Georgia school board wants cameras on special-needs buses


MARIETTA, Ga. — The Cobb County School District board’s Facilities and Technology Committee recently pushed to have cameras installed on 196 special-needs buses, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The move, which would cost $330,000, has received support from the district’s associate superintendent, Gordon Pritz. The district’s standard school buses are already equipped with cameras.

The committee provides oversight to the district’s management of funds from a special five-year sales tax, which could provide a source of funds for the cameras. The money could also come from the current sales tax, the Journal-Constitution reports.

Pritz reportedly plans to present a proposal to the school board this month. If it is approved, cameras could be installed on the buses over the summer. Twenty-three new special-needs buses approved for purchase last fall will be equipped with cameras.

Parents and board members both show support for the measure, citing the cameras’ usefulness in resolving disputes.


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