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JCPS wants cameras on all school buses by the next school year

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Jefferson County Public Schools is working to put cameras on all school buses by the start of the next school year.

As Dr. Michael Raisor, COO of JCPS explains, "There are going to be four cameras on the bus. One will be up by the driver and it will be facing toward stairwell, can see kids getting on and the driver. One faces backward from the front of the bus where you can see the entire length of the bus. In the middle there will be two that are back-to-back one shooting forward, the other shooting back and in the back of the bus shooting the full length of the bus as well.

Footage is downloaded onto a DVR on the bus.  When the bus returns to the compound, the video can be downloaded onto the district's server.

Officials say this will improve safety on buses.  Money to buy the cameras is coming from the JCPS general fund.

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