Ypsilanti Community Schools Busses To Be Outfitted With Surveillance Cameras

Aug 18, 2014

Cameras are everywhere these days.  On building corners, utility poles, cell phones, you name it.  And starting this fall, you'll also be able to find cameras in Ypsilanti Community Schools district busses.

Credit Bob Eccles

Superintendent Laura Lisiscki says putting cameras on busses is being done for the safety of everyone on that bus.

 "It's just about making sure that we understand that it's just one more tool in the toolbox for keeping kids safe in this day and age," Lisiscki says. "That's it."

Lisiscki says the video recorded on the bus cameras will only be viewed if there's an incident. 

Ypsilanti Community Schools is spending about $40,000 to outfit 41 busses with three cameras each.