Dallas County Schools spent millions on safety equipment other districts received for nothing

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thousands of times a day across the state of Texas drivers run past a stop sign sticking out from a school bus.

Dallas County Schools, an intermediate educational agency that serves Dallas County’s 14 independent school districts, wanted to crack down on the problem for the 11 school districts whose bus lines they manage.

“Every day you see and hear of near misses,” said Rick Sorrells, superintendent of Dallas County Schools.

Sorrells decided to use bond money to install a system that includes stop-arm cameras outside of the bus and security cameras inside of the bus.

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