Spring ISD heads back to school
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Spring ISD heads back to school


>>OUR JAKE REINER IS LIVE OUTSIDE DeKANEY HIGH SCHOOL WHERE KIDS ARE KICKING OFF THAT FIRST DAY. JAKE, GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING. I’M REALLY GLAD THAT I WAS DONE WITH HIGH SCHOOL BY THE TIME THEY DECIDED TO MAKE THINGS EARLIER HERE, BUT THESE KIDS ARE GETTING HERE STARTING AT AROUND 7:10, IS WHEN THE HIGH SCHOOL STARTS, BUT THERE’S A LOT OF NEW THINGS IN SPRING. WE’VE GOT A NEW ASTRO TURF HERE AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD TO THE DeKANEY, WE’VE GOT BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOMS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND NEW COMPUTERS. THE OTHER THING THAT’S NEW THIS YEAR, 60 BRAND-NEW BUSE LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO. THIS IS DESIGNED TO EXPAND COVERAGE TO ABOUT 5,000 MORE STUDENTS WHO LIVE BETWEEN ONE MILE AND A 1-1/2 MILES FROM THEIR ZONED CAMPUS OF ATTENDANCE. THEY WANT TO GIVE KIDS MORE COVERAGE AND ALLOW THOSE KIDS THAT MAYBE LIVE A LITTLE CLOSER A CHANCE TO RIDE THE BUS AND GIVE THOSE PARENTS A LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF. WE DID SPEAK TO THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION FOR SPRING I.S.D.. HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE NEW FEATURES ON THESE NEW BUSES.>>THE 60 BUSES THAT WE BROUGHT IN DO HAVE THE SEAT BELTS ON THER THAT’S NEW FOR THIS YEAR. WE HAVE ADDED IN BACK-UP CAMERAS FOR THOSE BUSES TO HELP FURTHER ASSIST THE DRIVERS ANY TIME THEY GET IN A SITUATION AND NEED A BACK-UP, THEY CAN MAKE SURE THEY CAN SEE EVERYTHING AROUND THEM.>>Reporter: THE BRAND-NEW BUSES ALREADY IN SERVICE. WE’VE SEEN THEM OUT HERE ON THE ROAD. AGAIN, A WE WILL BE FOLLOWING UP TRYING TO CHECK IN WITH SOME OF THESE STUDENTS GETTING EXCITED FOR TH FIRST DAY OF

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