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Video camera system purchased for buses
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TRINITY – A new video monitoring system for school buses was approved Monday night by the Trinity Independent School District’s board of trustees. During the meeting, Jeanne Mullin of AngelTrax Bus Video outlined the new system, which is being purchased by TISD at a cost of just under $25,000. The system, which will be installed on all 12 TISD buses, includes three cameras – one facing to the back of the bus, one facing to the front and one that monitors the stairwell. In addition to video, each camera is equipped to record audio. The system also includes a global positioning system (GPS) that records where the bus is located when the video is being recorded, which direction it is traveling and how fast it is moving. Each bus driver will also have a “panic button” which will mark on the recording any incident that may occur on the bus. “When the recording is reviewed, this will allow you to go right to the incident without having to sit and watch hours of recorded information,” Mullins told the board. In other business, Superintendent Dave Plymale, English teacher Carrie Ross and history teacher Coach Luke Bendick made a presentation on “Leadership in the Digital Learning Age.” The LDLA report outlined how computers are being increasing utilized by teachers to help students prepare for careers in the future.