Any parent knows: kids don't always pay attention when it's time for the school bus to take them home. Now, the Ontario-Montclair, California School District is going high-tech to keep track of students and make sure they get home safe.
When the bus doors open, the kids pour in. A lot of times in the excitement to get home students get mixed up and end up in the wrong place heading in the wrong direction.
For parents and teachers, a missing student can be a nightmare. But this device could change all that. It is a finger print scanner. Soon, every elementary student in the Ontario-Montclair School District will have his or her prints on record.
The G-P-S system not only will keep track of the students, but the busses themselves. If the bus is hijacked or gets in an accident, the district will know where it is.
The best news school district is the cost of the system: 176-thousand-dollars and that has been covered by a grant. In fact, the new system is expected to save money in the long run.