Several Monroe County school buses will go high-tech this year.
The school system is testing a pilot program in ten of its buses. They will add technology that enables G.P.S. tracking of the buses that also includes Wi-Fi.
School officials can track where the buses are at any time. The system can even send an alert if the bus has a mechanical problem.
Officials say it will benefit the school system and the students.
"You've got the safety aspect. You know your bus is moving, you know it's running, where it's headed at all times. If the bus stops, you know it stopped and it's not running. You can tap in and see what's wrong with it. If a child wants to do his homework on the way home he can tap into the internet," said Charles Underwood of Monroe County Schools.
The technology will be installed within the next two weeks. Monroe County students return to school Wednesday.