In a bid to set parents' nerves at ease, a southwest suburban school district has become one of the first in the state to begin using GPS to track schoolchildren riding buses to and from school each day.
School District 128 had previously been using ZPass, a GPS technology provided by Seattle-based Zonar Systems, to
track the buses. But now the district is outfitting students' backpacks with a luggage
tag-sized unit that logs when the student steps on and off the bus.
"A little piece of mind helps you get through the day," says Ann O'Brien, a mother of four children in Palos Heights School District 128. "They can locate kid and bus in seconds."
O'Brien says as she watched her children board and exit school
busses today, with the new ZPass cards attached to their backpacks.
Palos School Superintendent Kathleen Casey says the system helps alleviate parents' concerns.
"We can track the bus with the GPS, alleviate a parent's fear if they got on or off bus, look up their ID number and find out what bus and what time boarded or if still on or exited," she said.
The district spent $16,000 for the technology, which currently covers 10 buses. Parents say the cost is minimal for the benefits.
"As a parent, the safety of your child taking a bus is a number one concern" says Leslie Baudo.
Last year, Baudo's son was over an hour late coming home. If that happens again, Baudo can now simply call the school and get immediate information from the secure database, making the waiting game just a little bit easier. (8.31.2010) http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/GPS-palos-heights-school-district-128-zpass.html
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
"Big Brother is here and he is getting bigger!"
"To Achieve World
Government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism,
their loyalty to family traditions and national identification" Brock Chisholm - Director of the World Health Organization
"A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it's going to get." Ian Williams Goddard
The fact is that "political correctness" is all about creating uniformity. Individualism is one of the biggest obstacles in the way of the New World Order. They want a public that is predictable and conditioned to do as it's told without asking questions.
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