Thursday, January 13, 2011

Board Approves Installation of Bus Cameras

Jackson TWP, Ohio — The Jackson Township School Board of Education approved the installation of digital cameras and DVRs on all buses and school vans at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. The cameras will provide three views of a bus or van, front, rear, and stairwell as well as track the speed of the bus.

Each camera has enough storage to record up to two weeks and then the recordings can be moved to alternate storage for longer archival. The Board approved the purchase of 90 cameras for a total of $121,045. The cameras will be purchased and installed over the holiday break.

“The cameras will be beneficial to resolving issues that come up regarding the buses, help with professional development for the drivers and service the community by helping resolve bus driver issues,” said Christopher DiLoreto, assistant superintendent of Jackson Schools.