New ID Cards for Alachua County Students
GAINESVILLE - When kids return to school they will find a new gadget on Alachua County School buses, designed to enhance security.
At a cost of $93,000 for the first year and $112,000 after tha GPS systems have been installed to better track buses.
With the new system comes new barcoded identification cards that kids will swipe when they get on the bus and when they get off.
James Speer, Transportation Director, ACPS: "if parents have questions about a bus coming to a stop at a particular time...if it was earlier than normal if it was later we will have access to be able to monitor that."
The cards are not just for the buses.
They will also be used in school for lunch, textbooks and media center privelages.
The cards have been printed but will not be used for the buses until after labor day.
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