Management

District to use Disney tram-like audio messages in buses

Posted on July 9, 2013

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Sun News reports that Horry County Schools (HCS) is modifying audio messages designed for Disney World trams to use in 10 buses this fall to help its drivers and cut down on student discipline problems.

Jim Wright, HCS director of transportation, told the paper that the district will be the first in the U.S. to use the audio system. Students will hear soothing music, safety messages and location alerts.

The system will be used all year on select bus routes that have had the most discipline referrals, with progress being tracked every nine weeks. The system costs approximately $1,300 per bus.

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Related Topics: behavior management, South Carolina

Comments ( 2 )
  • JohnK

     | about 4 years ago

    I've had success experimenting with music selections on the bus, especially with the younger students, and it didn't cost me or the school $1300, it cost me a couple blank CDs and some music off my computer.. I'd be interested to see how the system works though

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