Video Cameras in Buses

Our primary goal is to transport children safely to and from school each day. Our drivers must be aware of all traffic conditions, pedestrian traffic, emergency vehicles, and still have full control of the students who are loading and unloading at their bus stops. All or part of these responsibilities could be jeopardized when students on the bus are not following the bus riding rules, and when the driver has to pay more attention to the students than operating the bus. In order to assure safety and monitor the conduct of children riding the school buses, the Finley School District Transportation Department has placed a video camera surveillance system in each bus. The films may be shown to the school principal and/or parents for their review and possible action to correct any individual student's control problems. The presence of the video camera has helped to solve a lot of our concerns for safety and encouraged proper student conduct.