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California Senator Introduces Child Check Bill

“A little behind there in Cali? Even before my child check, cameras and Zonar equipment, I always walked my bus.”

—Dawn Spring Rose, Facebook comment

“Te districts that I have driven for in Maine, most buses have this alarm on them—the older buses do not—but we are programed to walk the bus after every run. Heck, each bus driver should be sweeping their bus after each run and checking for items left behind. It amazes me that there are bus drivers out there who do not walk the bus after their run.”

—Lassie Henry, Facebook comment

“It’s already my transportation department’s policy to walk the bus and make sure no students are still on board and to look for person- al items left on the bus.”

—John Williams, Facebook comment

“I think we should utilize every resource possible to insure the safety of our children.” —K.C. Allen II, Facebook comment

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