School buses in Henry County to get new cameras

Henry County public school buses will have increased security starting with the 2020-2021 year.

The Henry County Board of Education voted at its April 20 meeting to approve the $662,792.26 purchase of a new camera system for the fleet. This is being funded by the district’s current SPLOST initiative. According to officials, the current system provides for one camera on each special education bus, two cameras on each 72-passenger bus and three cameras on each 90-passenger bus. The updated system will have five cameras on all special education and 72-passenger buses, and six cameras on 90-passenger buses.

Installation will start as soon as possible with a target completion date of Aug. 2, which is just before the first day of classes in the new school year.