School board wants to pursue school bus seat belts
Janesville's school board wants to pursue the installation of seat belts on its buses.
Commissioner Tim Cullen says this issue really is about safety and whether you believe seat belts save lives. He says one reason to continue to study the issue is to put the costs off. Commissioner Peter Severson says he was kind of surprised to see the board talk about 18 buses at the last meeting, and now talk about 65 buses. Board President DuWayne Severson says the board need to be cautious moving forward but it seems like the right thing to do to save kids' lives.
The school district is studying compliance in other districts, federal guidelines, costs and liability.
New federal guidelines are expected in winter 2009.