EUREKA - A total of 15 buses will be equipped with cameras after the District 140 school board approved a proposal at a July 8 meeting. The total cost will be $32,359.38.
“This has been a request of our transportation director and the administrators for some time, but we’ve not done so because of costs. We have covered everything we need within the district buildings, so we can allocate the funds to this,” Superintendent Bob Bardwell said.
The cameras will be installed on buses serving the district’s primary routes. They will begin recording with the vehicle’s ignition and stays on for approximately five minutes after the vehicle is turned off. The recordings are kept on the bus and are not transmitted or stored in any other electronic location to help protect student privacy.
See article on July 25 Woodford County Journal newsstands