The Seekonk, R.I., school committee is weighing a proposal from Volpe Industries Inc. (VPI) to place GPS tracking and facial recognition equipment on a Seekonk school bus, reports On Feb. 12, the school committee received a letter from VPI President/CEO Christopher Volpe asking whether there was interest in taking part in a pilot program for bus and student tracking. According to the letter, VPI—a local business supplier of video surveillance systems—is developing a system that will allow school departments to monitor and track their buses throughout town. “The concept is to mount two small cameras, a mini computer, and...

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