May 2, 2018

Compliance with school bus child-check systems may be delayed by Hueso legislation

New fast-tracked legislation from California state Sen. Ben Hueso would immediately delay implementation of a law that requires child safety alert systems on approximately 25,000 school buses statewide to give school districts and vendors additional time to install the technology.

The waiting list for compliant equipment has grown amid a lack of qualified installers, which means in-house school district mechanics must perform the work. Further complicating matters, Sen. Hueso’s spokeswoman pointed out that many school districts provide year-round, home-to-school transportation service, which would require installs be completed by July 1.

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