When the Macon County School District started off the new school year, they did so with three brand new school buses, courtesy of the state of North Carolina.
The new buses came fully equipped with cameras to increase safety for children, but the cameras weren't the only hardware installed.
"We were checking out the cameras around the new buses and noticed another device impacted on the bus, we later learned that it was the hardware for a GPS tracking device," said Macon County Schools Consultant Terry Bell. "All of the new buses had the hardware needed for GPS tracking."
Bell started looking into what steps needed to be taken to implement the tracking devices and found that software was needed to activate them, as well as additional devices for other buses in the district's fleet.