According to WTEN, a local school district is using technology that maps bus routes for drivers and equips students with ID cards they must scan as they enter and exit the bus. It lets parents and schools know whether a student gets to and from school safely.

Timeline of implementation
Late January 2018: Maple Avenue Middle School and Dorothy Nolan Elementary School students.
Late February: Early March 2018: Caroline Street, Geyser Road, and Greenfield Elementary School students.
April 2018: Division Street, Lake Avenue Elementary, and High School Students

This will be a good utility for parents who care enough to monitor where their children are. On the other hand, I don't think enough parents will care enough to look at the information until a kid comes up missing. This program will definitely increase safety, but when they implement this program with middle and high school students they will find some other type of way to cut class. Where there is a will kids/teens will find a way to get it done. I'm interested to see what will happen with this in the next 5 years. What do you think?