CCTV On School Buses

Pam Caulfield and Michael Meaney

Pupils could be under increased surveillance if a proposed school transport shake-up goes ahead.

CCTV could be set for Leicester school buses Leicestershire County Council is looking at the idea of more CCTV on school buses, as part of a review of transport spending. The Council is consulting on proposals to reduce the £9 million per year it currently spends on home to school and college transport – £7 million of which comes from Council Tax.

If the proposals are approved it could include portable CCTV sets, which can be switched to buses on different routes.

Ivan Ould, the Cabinet’s member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Although we don’t have a major problem with misbehaviour on school buses, some parents and pupils have expressed concern about it.“These proposals will help to tackle the issue and may well help to encourage more pupils to use school transport.

“I hope that as many Leicestershire residents as possible express their views on these proposals.”